Ambulance – Bathroom

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The pieces

Onto the bathroom. This is the most complicated and time consuming part of the build thus far. There’s a lot going on with two sliding doors, a sink, shower head, window, light, fan, and some crazy toilet hiding behind a door. 


I couldn’t find a sink and needed one to pass the motor vehicle inspection so I just made a quickie. It’s ok, but very small and will likely be impossible to clean. I’ll use it for a while and see how it goes.  Update: This sink is fine. I used epoxy to make a slope in the bottom. If I do it again I’d use a steam pan, see paper photo.

Bathroom Plumbing

The plumbing wasn’t so bad, just tight. I had to change many of the fittings on the bathroom fixtures. I’ve put in over 250 pex crimp fittings without a leak. Installing this contraption resulted in 6 water leaks. Beware of Chinese quality and thread incompatibility. I tried to buy very high quality components but still had issues.

Sliding Door

Next comes the large sliding door. There is a definite order to these things. No way to skip ahead because everything is interconnected. I spend a lot of time sitting and staring. I think the visual part of my brain must be twice the size it was before the build. Here I am trying to work out the layers.

Finally settled on a design that was strong enough to hold the door up and yet light enough. It’s insulated with the pink stuff and yes my tv will be attached.

Here’s a shot of the door closed with the edge of the tv showing. I was very happy to find the that the door came flush with the opposite wall to seal the shower.