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Old 02-28-2019, 08:22 PM   #421
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The White looks great . But I could not get any info on the sinks . Keep up the good work . Blue

Thanks for trying.
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Old 02-28-2019, 08:28 PM   #422
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Looks great! I like it too. Are your cabinets going to be wood colored or painted?

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Thanks. As for cabinets, I haven't thought that far ahead, other than vague notions of landlord white with a blue Corian countertop. Still toying with Tuscan hues, as well.
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:36 PM   #423
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..... but here is a picture of the intersection of our kitchen countertop, backsplash and appliance hutch door, to give you an idea of our appreciation of color.
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Old 03-01-2019, 02:47 PM   #424
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Slats, looking great.

I sure do miss those flying metal projectiles from the grinder brush. If you ever want the pants scared off of you, YouTube videos of grinder injuries. When a grinder project comes up now, I just invite a buddy over and offer for him to do it!
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Old 03-01-2019, 03:20 PM   #425
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Life's scars

Gosh, I had almost forgotten about that brush with death. The scar is now only barely perceptible. Less so, for sure, than the ones that remain from my 1977 MGB sports car crash. An the 1971 head-on highway crash of my Triumph 650 motorcycle. The Tradewind is a safer pursuit, for sure. I think.
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:45 PM   #426
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Oh so many ways to get hurt. Humans are like water balloons with a few sticks inside. Not very strong against steel, rock, fire, water, or chemicals. My last crash was in my 67 MGB 48 years ago. A fender bender. I haven't crashed since. Knock, knock, knock.

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Old 03-09-2019, 04:15 PM   #427
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using grey water to flush toilet

After I got my mind of off past injuries, I started thinking of future ways to create mayhem and my mind somehow drifted to toilets.



Here's my thought: instead of using perfectly good water from the fresh water tank to flush the toilet, how about hooking up a pump to run a line from the grey water tank to the toilet? Or am I crazy? Or maybe just mildly demented?
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Well, I should have googled my thought first. There is a ton of stuff out there about doing just that.
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Here's my thought: instead of using perfectly good water from the fresh water tank to flush the toilet, how about hooking up a pump to run a line from the grey water tank to the toilet? Or am I crazy? Or maybe just mildly demented?

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I am so glad you mentioned this. I like your idea. As you know we have a porta potty. It holds four gallons of fresh water for flushing. After this supply of water is all used, from now on I will fill the porta potty with gray water instead of fresh water. This will extend our time before we need to dump the gray water. In fact, in our case no pump is needed. I will just fill a container from my gray water and carry it inside the Tradewind to fill the porta potty reservoir. Thanks Slats!

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Well, there goes your dreams of riches with a patent application.

Actually, people in Japan are so efficient with water and everything else. Wash water used as toilet water is common.

These 60s trailers had a grey drain to the back of the trailer. Maybe you can rig a pump and strainer from the grey tank to pressurized the toilet inlet line.

Your not crazy after all.

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I am so glad you mentioned this. I like your idea. As you know we have a porta potty. It holds four gallons of fresh water for flushing. After this supply of water is all used, from now on I will fill the porta potty with gray water instead of fresh water. This will extend our time before we need to dump the gray water. In fact, in our case no pump is needed. I will just fill a container from my gray water and carry it inside the Tradewind to fill the porta potty reservoir. Thanks Slats!

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Maybe already suggested; been there done that; I suggest you swap the porta potty for a Natures Head. Both require no plumbing and I am 1000 times happier with my NH than the porta potty.
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Maybe already suggested; been there done that; I suggest you swap the porta potty for a Natures Head. Both require no plumbing and I am 1000 times happier with my NH than the porta potty.

Thank you for the suggestion. We considered a composting toilet but the Curve porta potty is a much better solution for us for the following reasons:

- it fits the console better than the NH.

- it weighs less than 10 lbs.

- it costs less than $150.

- it is easily removable so I can get to other stuff under the console.

- we only pea in it. You have to remove urine from your NH just like we need to remove it from our Curve.

- most importantly, after making this decision over 5 years ago we are happy using the Curve.

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overhead kitchen cabinet day

Moving on from toilets to kitchen cabinets, I rehabbed my water-leak-damaged kitchen cabinet and range hood today. It is nice to move stuff from the pile against the wall of the building back into the Tradewind. The last picture is the bead that goes between the cabinet and the bedroom wall (and in between other pieces as well). What is it called, where can I get replacement material and do I really need it?
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