Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Creative Plumbing

 Crappy Scrap from the plumbing shack
 getting ready to dry fit everything together. building my own P trap..
 1.5" copper reducing down to .5" PEX
These are the drains.. ready to be sweat together. the larger on is the tub, the smaller one for the sink,. and they connect together. the last T in the larger one is for the vent
I am building the drains for my bathroom. They have to be installed after the wheel well is done and before the bottom is enclosed, so I am getting it all ready to go.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Everyday getting alittle bit more done!!!!



 Pop-up book making corner in my bedroom

 Up to my old trix! loading a whole bunch of crazy crap in my bike trailer and riding around town with my dog!
 
wood from pallets saved for me @ the jittery Joe's Roaster. These will become the frames to go with the roofing tiles for my ceiling


 
Me and my long time old friend Bobbie! I met him when I was 16 and he always hollers at me and keeps his eyes out for me


 
I got these landscaping lights on super sale @ the hardware store. I mounted them in the basement area of the plumbing compartment so that if/when I have to get in there and work all i have to do is turn the lights on!

 
Nerding out over my plumbing! Do you know how awesome this solid fitting is!!!!! 3/4" ID threaded to 1/2" PEX barb!


 
1" - 1.5" copper reducers, elbows and Ts for the drain i have to build before i can connect the above floor plumbing to the basement plumbing. I need 3' each of 1' and 1.5' copper pipe



 Making pop-up books, gluing covers..
 My crew
 
Finished sealing and insulating the basement as far as I can. All that is left now is the area above the axles, which is open until I finish the plumbing. Today I installed the dishwater trays that will be the frames for the storage compartments


 
Finished sealing and insulating the basement. Today I installed the dishwater trays that will be the frames for the storage compartments


 
starting to build the wheel wells, using wood frames, covered with ISO boar and them will finish with metal. Port side in progress


 
Starboard side before.. shot of MC cable wiring
coming from the back of the trailer to the junction boxes in the front.

 junction boxes mounted facing up so that i can easily get at them from inside in the future
 junction boxes
 wood frame on the right, foam board on the left, wheel well in progress
 into the corner, gonna have to cut away some of the siding to make the wheel well bigger
 
bracket mounted to the frame to receive the exterior lights, holes marked and pre-drilled


 
Nice shot of the bird going into it's nest!


 
Butol on the back of the fixture before inserting screws through pre-drilled holes


 
through bolted to the frame, wires will be joined in the octagon box


 Exterior light! Now that it is installed I can finish insulating the walls!

 
Starboard side, back exterior light




Port Side lights
 
I salvaged all the insulation i could from the rolls that got rained/snowed on. They were wet about three inches into the pieces, so I just cut that away. there are two more large bags not pictured. This is mostly R-30 for the ceiling, with a little R-19 for the walls and R-13 to add to the basement. This is all the rest of the insulation I need to finish
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I put a few coats of polyurethane on the cherry boar I made to mount the copper bathroom plumbing to. I think it looks nice!


 I made these burlap bags months ago, and am jut now able to install them, now that the sealing/insulation of the basement is completed. There are four of these under the floor storage compartments. The idea behind using fabric bags for the walls is that they wil be somewhat flexible, and if they get a bunch of dirt and crap in them I can juts lift them up and turn them inside out to clean them.. like emptying your pockets! This is not really a priority to finish, but like harvesting low hanging fruit, it is satisfying to have accomplished a project i have been preparing for months.
 The dish washer trays are in, and now I can install the compartment lining, as seen on the right.
 
I love burlap! These sacks are not actually burlap though, they are plastic made to look like burlap.. that way the won't get moldy!


 
Cut away the wheel well opening


 
Recycled burlap sacks for the storage compartment walls.


 
Yes, I am building my house with duct tape . Juts holding the metal i place while I reverse build the back wheel well wall. There is no way i could get a piece of metal in there behind the tires if i built the wall first.


 
Duct tape is the jam


 
Then the foam, had to be cut into four pieces to fit around the bar and floor joists.


 
Then the wood





 
looking back



 
thanks for the creeper Ken Ogletree!


 
I have taken several of these selfies in my door.. add this one to the collection


And one more!
 wiring enclosed
 SHINY!!!!
 my wind chimes were blown apart after all these years, so I fixed them with a hot water heater cap and some kite string
 work bench. building wheel well frames
 Monkey chillin' in the shade
This huge piece of equipment showed up today to start demolishing the lot where my trailer has been parked! I had better hurry up!!!!