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fulltimin

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Posted: 11/16/20 09:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Brob wrote:

Glad to see the roof in place; that's a huge step in the right direction for sure!

One thing I was thinking as I was looking through your posts on rolling the TPO under the drip edge was the thought of installing the metal after the TPO; using it to pinch the roofing between the plywood and the metal. I realize it's a little late at this stage, but a thought nonetheless.




Not as glad as I am! Lol...

I actually wanted the TPO on the bottom side of the steel, not between the steel and the wood roof. That will keep water off of the wood and the steel both.

I can also drape a little of the extra TPO down over top of the covering that goes on the side wall, to help prevent water from running down from the top of the wall.

I do plan on adding a piece to help hold the TPO in place which will go at the top of the backwards "L".

I don't think I really need it, but I may do it anyway, just as a little extra insurance.


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Posted: 11/17/20 09:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Intermission is over.

It's time to sit back,

and enjoy,

the show. [emoticon]

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Posted: 11/17/20 09:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We've got a light, Capt'n.

I hooked this up to my ac to dc converter, which came out of a used travel trailer that was about 15 years old.

The light is just a standard 2 bulb light used in an rv, although it does have a pair of led replacement bulbs installed in it.

It is temporarily installed in the bathroom area so I can see what I am doing.



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Posted: 11/17/20 09:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yup, it's time to move back inside for a while. I still have a little roofing work to be done, but I'll wait for a warmer day than what we're having now.

I think one of the most annoying things about this build has been the lack of space to work. Sometimes I need to move plywood around so I can work in a specific area, and then move it again later.

Such was the case tonight. I had some leftover cutoffs stored here in the corner of the bathroom area.

I moved them out so I can start to build some shelving in this area.
A refrigerator will go on the left side, and the shelving on the right side. I with probably leave room for a small portable clothes washing machine in the bottom, on the right.



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Not a whole lot of a start, but it's a step in the right direction.

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Posted: 11/18/20 05:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fulltimin wrote:

BigRabbitMan wrote:

I also went to induction cooking in my 1976 FMC. I much prefer it to gas cooking in small quarters.



What is the diameter of the heating area of the cooktop?

Someone who uses one, has had problems trying to make a pair of grilled cheese sandwiches on one. The burner is about 8" in diameter. Half of the grilled cheese was fine, the other half was not fried.

Has that been a problem for your frying?


I normally use a 9” pan or similar sized pot without issue. There is/can be a significant difference in quality or operational differences between units. After not being happy with two earlier ones, I am happy with the Nuwave portable unit that know have. Since it doesn’t have hot air/fumes flowing out around the pan, if the pan doesn’t conduct heat very well the outer portion will be cooler. We do cook in a large pan very well but usually it is something that is stirred.

In your case, you could put a cutting board on top of the burners and put a portable induction unit on that. When not in use it could be stored on its edge in a narrow, tall rack like for cutting boards. I think a key is to have a quality unit and quality pans.


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Posted: 11/18/20 05:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I forgot to reply, sorry!
Our unit is a K&H (Kitchen and Home) with a 8" and 7" burner. There are 17 heat levels (1, 1.5, 2, 2.5....up to 9. The change is fast and accurate. Really quite amazing. We had always been interested in a change from gas to induction but put it off for years thinking there was not a unit that would work. We thought TruInduction was pretty much it. Had I found H&K I would have done the update years ago.
We were given a portable TruInduction countertop unit and fell in love the first time we used it. We full time so keeping the coach cool in the Summer can be a real challenge with a gas cooktop. Not so much with induction! Awesome!
The precise control is a huge benefit as well. We just poached a couple of eggs this morning. The pot came up to a boil in a matter of minutes and then changing the power setting to a simmer happened nearly immediately. A touch of a button could adjust the simmer up or down ever so slightly and hold it there.
Can't say enough good.
As to pots and pans, we have cast iron skillets and metal (magnetic) pots and pans. They are not the exact size of the burner but all work perfectly well.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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Posted: 11/18/20 09:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We'll have fun, fun, fun, til our daddy takes the T-Bird away... Lol.

Anyhow, todays work doesn't look like a whole lot, but it takes a while to get the curved roof line cut correctly. Would I do a curved roof again? Yup. Even though it's a pain to do any partitions, I still like it.

This is the beginning of the partition for the refer and some shelving.

I used a piece of 3/4" plywood, as I wanted something sturdy in there for shelving, and this piece was nice and straight.

It's ready to drill my pocket holes in. Should happen tomorrow.

Didn't have much time tonight. Had a couple of computer service calls today, which took up most of the day.



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Posted: 11/19/20 06:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BigRabbitMan wrote:

fulltimin wrote:

BigRabbitMan wrote:

I also went to induction cooking in my 1976 FMC. I much prefer it to gas cooking in small quarters.



What is the diameter of the heating area of the cooktop?

Someone who uses one, has had problems trying to make a pair of grilled cheese sandwiches on one. The burner is about 8" in diameter. Half of the grilled cheese was fine, the other half was not fried.

Has that been a problem for your frying?


I normally use a 9” pan or similar sized pot without issue. There is/can be a significant difference in quality or operational differences between units. After not being happy with two earlier ones, I am happy with the Nuwave portable unit that know have. Since it doesn’t have hot air/fumes flowing out around the pan, if the pan doesn’t conduct heat very well the outer portion will be cooler. We do cook in a large pan very well but usually it is something that is stirred.

In your case, you could put a cutting board on top of the burners and put a portable induction unit on that. When not in use it could be stored on its edge in a narrow, tall rack like for cutting boards. I think a key is to have a quality unit and quality pans.




Thanks for the info. Would the Nuwave be this one?



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This is currently sitting on Amazon for a touch over $200.

Nuwave on Amazon.

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Posted: 11/19/20 07:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We used the Tru Induction countertop/drop in found here for $118.00
Tru Induction on Amazon

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We have three of the 9' NuWave2 Precision Induction cooktops and the most we paid for anyone of them was $50.00 at KMart. One was purchased new in box at a yard sale for $15.00 and the other one was a gift. They are super to use and super safe around old folks and children. We use them in the home and Motor Home.

Wouldn't leave home without one.

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