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Old 06-23-2019, 05:46 AM   #21
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Hey RB,
Thanks for the version.

Another day of hacking for me.

Had it out with the refrigerator and kitchen area today, cooling and cooking is functional now and the final configuration is settled. I wired an 12V electric fan into the refrigerator cooling chimney. It is thermostatically controlled so that should limit the cycles plus I added an on/off switch for manual control.
For it's size the fan moved an impressive amount of air up the vented coollng column behind the refrigerator.
There is some heavy engineering to be followed with the gas absorption units so I have my fingers crossed. I double insulated the whole unit which adjusted the spacing and everything fits together nicely.

I repurposed a really nice formica kitchen table top from the 40-50's. My buddy used it outside for a work table so the top suffered some nasty degradation. He was gonna trash it so I hauled it home and was using it as a work off behind my jeep. When I moved the jeep it hooked on the rear hitch and i dragged it a quarter mile down my driveway through the dirt.

That ripped the legs off and flipped it upside down and well, What the hell? The bottom was in perfect condition but who knew...so now it's inside with the cooker on it.

A man has to eat. The file cabinet is full of food, pots and pans and cooking utensils.
All very handy. And everything reused, repainted and rethought.















Now to screw the thing together.



From here on out its the Drive By Truckers to get me through this plan.

Start with this one.

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Old 06-26-2019, 04:28 AM   #22
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Hacking along....


















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Old 06-26-2019, 04:45 AM   #23
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Hacking.





























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Old 06-26-2019, 04:54 AM   #24
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Re-purpose.
'99 Honda CRV passenger's seat.

You wont find this in your average love nest build...but you should.


















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Old 06-26-2019, 05:23 AM   #25
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Just a couple of comments because I think everyone should think for themselves and use what happens to be at hand.

The mattress however came from the foam factory, it's my design but it was professionally done with 3" Hilux foam which is firm.
Head room is at a premium because I want my bicycle to fit under the bed platform. With the platform at 31 inches, head room for a 5'9" person is tight with the low roof.

I wished for more but worked with what I had spending as little as possible to come up with a workable, livable design.

Next the heating and solar/electrical systems go in.
In keeping with the general plan they will be highly functional and extremely simple.

This is a desert rat build, no more and no less.

Running water and sewage...hahaha!

https://www.thefoamfactory.com/

Alex is famous for free climbing, he is not your average human.




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Old 06-27-2019, 06:25 AM   #26
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Fine hacking.







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Old 06-28-2019, 06:20 AM   #27
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Gas is in, all appliances working.

Frig making ice.

All the hookups had safety valves pictured, this fitting will automatically close if the flow becomes excessive, ie. massive leak. They were expensive and came as a kit from Ace hardware that includes the flex line.

They might save your life.
I hooked up and tested my propane alarm. It works and resets automatically after propane dissipates.











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Under the passengers seat(seat removed), battery/solar controls install next.













into town to see my buddy, Electric Tim in the morning. I need a big deep cycle AGM.

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Old 06-30-2019, 07:48 AM   #28
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Onward and upward with the arts.































Potatoes















And the truth.



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Old 07-01-2019, 03:59 AM   #29
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Pretty pimpin'



























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Old 07-01-2019, 06:48 AM   #30
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Thanks for sharing Bill. What a trip!
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