FIRST LOOK AT OUR 80/20 ALUMINIUM BATHROOM - DIY Compost Toilet - Expedition Vehicle Build #21

FIRST LOOK AT OUR 80/20 ALUMINIUM BATHROOM - DIY Compost Toilet - Expedition Vehicle Build #21

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it's finally good weather so it's  time to start the internal fit out   so we've got a little  bit of momentum going it's been   a big learning curve already this morning we were  a bit slow but i think now we're getting a little   bit used to the product and so what we're doing  i'm inside the box i'm getting the measurements   Chris goes to the mitre saw cut the piece comes  back with the piece and then we put it together   with a little bracket so he's gonna cut more  aluminium right now and we'll show you what we   get up to in the box i'm putting the bolts and  nuts mushroom head zinc plated together like so and   do this little concoction here that then we put  onto the steel bracket that Chris made yesterday   and this is the finished result on every corner  so what else do we use nylon lock nuts   so they won't rattle loose i think we may  have defeated the system Ange so they slide   in and then the actual square washer locks it in  place and enables us to tighten it with a spanner   so yeah i reckon we'll be able to make  these all these brackets for pretty cheap   so you know we've just got to do lots of cutting  measuring fastening it's good and we are back   for day two little production line going on  Chris on the brackets me on the bolt and nuts we had a few comments on our last video that  we've been a slack with our ppe and protective   equipment so we're taking the feedback into  consideration i made sure my hair is behind my   head it's not on the way i've got glasses i'm  all safe to help chris to make those brackets   so pretty boring morning but the preparation is  key we realized yesterday we didn't have enough   brackets enough bolts so this morning  we spent a bit of time as a teamwork   to make a bunch so that today  we can really keep the momentum   all right and the final step to complete  these little brackets is just to put   the nut on the other side and then we're  good to go we can just slide them like so and that was probably the most challenging part of  yesterday so this is what we actually finished to   do it took us quite a bit of time and on doing  redoing certain parts because obviously you   have to think ahead where to slide those ones  where you want to have some uprights because   once they are tightened then you have to remove  them and it's quite time-consuming if you make   a mistake if you're on the roll and you think  proactively then it's perfect so right now we   want to basically finish the garage start  as well today to frame the bathroom but   we've got a little bit of a dilemma where we're  thinking maybe to add more rigidity and like   better structure we're thinking instead of having  some small uprights that go to the height of the   garage to potentially have it all the way to the  ceiling so that it's really strong and you know it   is already very strong like there is no movement  i can sit on it Chris can sit on it as well and   it just doesn't budge but we're thinking it's  gonna be even better if you've got some larger   piece could this be the last upright of the day oh  i think so the last actually upright of the garage so first impressions after two days working on the   aluminium it's a really good product yeah  it's easy to cut and i think what's made it   a lot harder than it would have normally been is  the uneven floor so now that we've got a little   square i think it'll be pretty fast as we build  it really nice and modular it just requires a   heap of forethought with putting these brackets  in and where to put cross braces and stuff but yes   it's coming along a lot of time with that forever  there just making sure everything was pretty good   and yeah pretty happy with the results after  not two full days of work like we still have   a bit of daylight we'll see maybe we'll call it a  day and come back tomorrow and start the bathroom so so just having a lunch break we've been in  the entire morning trying to work out this   shower bathroom area which is proving so much more  difficult than we thought it's so disheartening   and like today is one of this day where i'm like  what are we doing it's yeah it's not fun at all   i must admit so it's trying to think ahead of  what we need to do so we need to leave enough room   on the back wall for the plumbing we need as well  to create a false wall we need as well to think   about what kind of rules we're gonna have here  on the side so it's all this kind of thing that   we've got that roughly in our heads but we  don't know hundred percent what we're doing   so yeah it hasn't been a  very good morning do you agree okay noise yesterday was a complete dodge in fact we went  in reverse yesterday so we both left and we   were gutted oh no good day so as the whole of  saturday kind of we just didn't get anywhere we   couldn't make a decision and we're just pulling  things apart and making it west so we've gone   home rethought everything and we've decided  to approach this modular system in a slightly   different way so what we were doing mommy grabbing  is we were going to connect all our different   modules to the next module so that it was all  secured into almost one piece by the end of it   the big issue with that is as you're building  one piece you somehow need to know where to put   brackets and uprights etc for the next module  and it's actually impossible no matter how much   we could plan it we just we couldn't get that far  ahead so we've now decided that the shower will be   completely separate so we lose three centimeters  in our shower space but we're now going to push   towards our electronics cabinet so electronics  cabinet is getting a little bit smaller by the day   but we can still fit everything we need to so  we're going to basically build a giant upright   shower i've now decided that we will use marine  ply high quality nine millimeter marine ply   and that'll make the entire surface area for  the walls then we'll use three millimeter    composite sheet that will glue to the plywood and  then i'll make sure it's perfectly watertight and   on the very odd chance that it touches the plywood  at least we know it's marine ply so it won't get   water locked so that's what we're going to build  today and hopefully this is the last of our   aluminium two and a half meter lengths hopefully  we have enough we have made another order but it   will take another one or two weeks but the order  we got is double so hopefully that'll last us a   lot longer yeah so wish us luck so far it has been  not an enjoyable process but we're getting there all right this is what it will roughly look  like oh yeah don't enter through the   cabinets now a little bit further in you are  in a toilet ight now is it that you do cool   nice good size i think i'm i'm happy with my  looks yeah cool all right now uprights one two all right so we took a little break of  our shower building to make this little   concoction here a rubber mat for the garage looks  pretty good looks real good so we'll need to buy   some more to do that side here but now back  to the shower we're gonna try to build one   wall that's our goal for today we're not leaving  the site until we've got that completed correct   the final brackets for the day oh i've done this  a few times you know so this is what our first   bathroom wall looks like we're still happy with  it so this is where the marine fly will stick to   and we have to think about all these little bolts  so that we connect our brackets yeah so i'll bolt   the first layer of marine  ply like so to make that flush   so they'll be in here there via there there  per panel i can bolt them in from the other side   and yeah we're good so this is where we will  end today and we'll probably come back tomorrow   do a bit more work even though it's gonna rain  we'll show you a few more things that we bought   but yeah we'll leave it on a good note and have  a nice relaxing sunday evening so i've actually   had to re-drill some brackets especially just for  the plywood so that they're more centered and sit   on here better so yeah super super boring but  basically just doing two of these this morning   really lousy weather so i'll chop them with the  cut-off saw soon and that's kind of what i'm doing so while chris is working i'm doing the brackets  for the wood i'm working finally on getting our   squarespace website started so i spent quite a  bit of time this morning looking for the different   templates there are just so many of them and they  all look super nice but i found three that i liked   the most so i just save them in my favorites  so i can look it back at them and decide which   one i want to go with one thing that i find very  helpful as well with the templates is each of them   you can actually preview them so you click on it  and then that gets you to this page where you can   preview what the launch page looks like and  as well you can go in more detail and look at   every single tab which gives you like a really  good idea how your website can look like basically   another thing is what is very helpful is you can  see what the website will look like on a mobile   i find it quite important that it looks nice and  as well it's like a good you know mobile friendly   websites that it's easy to navigate when you're  just like on the go looking with your phone so   that's really helpful and another thing as well  that i'm looking at today is the help guide if   you're like me a beginner and you've never built a  website before you've got lots of different pages   and information on how to get started like really  step by step so i'll look at that and then in the   coming days i'll start to really deep dive into  building the website and i'll show you next time   so if you're like us and you're ready to  get your own website don't hesitate to go   to www.squarespace.com the outfit and you  can get 10 off your first domain or website so okay makes sense yeah all right i don't trust us all right fingers crossed all right so that is a urine divider pretty  gross hose comes out of the urine area and   goes down into a separate system that i'm going  to make and then poop and poos and stuff like that   goes in this bucket here 11 litre  standard size government issue paint pale   that'll be underneath and on top  of this will be our lovely new   strikingly modern toilet seat which will go  like so i'll obviously trim around the edges   lift it up it'll look like a normal toilet  and we're gonna make some Hatches so the   urine divider that Chris just showed you comes as  well with a toilet lid and as well a toilet seat   as you can see it is styrofoam so we didn't really  like that we would have preferred to have only the   urine divider but unfortunately you have to buy  the whole package so this is the reason why we   have to purchase that and we replaced it with  that much nicer toilet lid what we liked about   it is this one the water can just drip just above  and goes on the side so that's a much nicer design   but if you're interested about getting at least  that urine divider it's a company called separate   it's a swedish company and we got it from a better  way to go which is based in melbourne in victoria   all right so back in the shed doing the toilet  again today i'm just about to glue some like   little aluminium lips around the hatch  this will be like a separate hatch door   that'll open up like that and  then this will open up separately   so we're trying to use basically completely  recycled materials or as much as we can   so i'll be able to use that piano hinge  that we bought that couldn't use on the door   i'm using these aluminium things which were from  our styromax order and the panel itself is our   40 millimeter panel that was the cutout for our  front door plus one of the windows i've used a bit   of as well so pretty much all the materials are  recycled which is nice because we'd already paid   that money right as soon as i use it we went to  j car this morning bought a 90 millimeter silent   12 volt kind of like a computer fan this will run  permanently in the toilet and vent out any smell   down through the floor so we've also bought like a  little vent cover and there will be a fuel tank    underneath it so there's no risk of stones or  anything and it's got some like mosquito mesh   on the grate that we've got so no  spiders can come in and stuff so i'm going   to do some gluing clamp it all up and then kind  of work out how to fit the toilet and stuff so all right so we have cut the edges of  our beautiful urine divider with a jigsaw   just to make sure it doesn't stick  out when we've got toilet lid on top   so the big reveal have we done a good job we're done all right looks good thank you so currently working on  the toilet frame which is made of   all the off-cut of aluminium that we  have and that worked out pretty well   we were very surprised this has been a pretty  cheap toilet so so that was great news for that   that we can just potentially finish the  project before tackling something else come on workers strike oh no again workers strike off of their head french revolution oh the final touch perfect perfect fit nice finished this is it   all right so been working all day on the toilet  it is actually coming on really nicely but it has   been a lot more work than i thought it was going  to be yeah so we'll show that on next week's video   we won't show on this one it's just a little sneak  peek today hasn't been the best day we found out   this morning that our youtube account got hacked  we're really hoping by the time you see this video   that hopefully we'll have our account back so  wish us luck and we'll see you next week yeah well   if you see this video we got it back thanks  if you don't see this video well then that   visit this video is for us anyway thank you very  much for watching and we'll see you next time

2021-08-03 04:03

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