Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Winter Update - Not All Plumbing Involves Cracks

I started wiring in the galley. Because I plan on being able to remove the galley for maintenance reasons, all the wires run through weatherpack connectors (waterpoof quick disconnects).

The front of the galley will have switches for the water pump and tank gauges. I am also considering adding a switch for the galley task lighting. The aft face of the galley will also have 12V and USB power ports.

A decent chunk of the plumbing has been run.  The water pump and accumulator are mounted.

Supports for the induction cooktop have been installed as well. We also started making the two drawers for the cabinet. There will also be pull out pantry shelving in the middle of the galley.

The over galley cabinet has been assembled. We have 2 that were made too long, so they will likely end up over the bed.  Third times the charm!

I reinstalled the bed platform and the passenger side wall panel.

The bench seat bottom cushion is finished. The back cushion is cut and needs covered. Looks pretty snazzy right?

I ran electrical for the water heater, cooktop, and accessory outlet in the bench. The electrical cabinet is starting to get busy. I need to make a shield for the AC breakers.  I am at the point where I need to start labeling everything!

We also have the remainder (hopefully) of the plumbing fittings on order. So the water system should be ready for leak testing by the end of the year. Some of the LED lights are also on order.

Here are the lights we ordered for general lighting. We are considering LED strips and diffuser lenses for the galley and under cabinet lighting. Flush Mount 12v LED Lights

I also have the water filters on order. I decided on a 20 micron pre-filter for water going into the tank , a 5 micron sediment filter, and a 0.5 micron carbon block final filter. This should remove all particulates and most microbes. It also removes a decent amount of chlorine.  Its not as good as a reverse osmosis system, or a UV sterilizer though.  As a plus its MUCH cheaper!? Filter housing