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Old 09-25-2013, 04:25 PM   #169
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Wrap Around curtain rods?

I love the wrap around curtain idea!
Where did you purchase the rods?

Keep up the good work!!!




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I did manage to get some body work done, but as it started raining again I was forced back into the garage.

I picked up the wrap around curtain rod, the idea being that over the counter it could hang storage, depending on what we need.

I have never used a rivet before, so I read the instructions on the back of the package and Riveted on the Starting point to the closet.



I installed the rod over the counter as well, and the bend that will allow the rod to wrap around to the other window.





The green tape is just to mark where the rod ends and the corner piece begins. Regrettably I need to Rivet through the shell to do the rest, so I will wait until after it is painted.

I stained the remaining wood pieces and cleaned the garage as I wait for the weather to improve.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:39 AM   #170
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Thanks Donna D, glad you like it, it has been a fun project

Hi Beverly, The curtain rods are from ikea, I used straight rods, but added a gentle bend to the ones at the front and back to get a curve. Racka RÄCKA Curtain rod - black, 70x120 cm - IKEA
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:41 AM   #171
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Genital bend - sounds like it could be painful.

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Old 09-26-2013, 10:52 AM   #172
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Thanks John, didn't catch that
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #173
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As the summer cooled down I played with a candle heater idea I found online.



The idea is to use a ceramic pot to take the heat from a candle and instead of it moving to the roof, radiate it outwards to warm a small space. I only had 2 pots around the house, not the three that seems standard online but decided to give it a shot.

I used a propane heater to warm the trailer before bed, then used this to help keep the trailer warm. It did raise the temperature, but the tea lights only lasted for 4 hours, so I have since picked up some that have an 8 hour burn time. I usually used 3 candles, which was all the little tin could hold.

I plan to play with possible other fuel sources, venting options and set up s that support a few of the 8 hour candles as this seems like a great way to add simple heat when without hookups (which so far is always).
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:41 PM   #174
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As the summer cooled down I played with a candle heater idea I found online.



The idea is to use a ceramic pot to take the heat from a candle and instead of it moving to the roof, radiate it outwards to warm a small space. I only had 2 pots around the house, not the three that seems standard online but decided to give it a shot.

I used a propane heater to warm the trailer before bed, then used this to help keep the trailer warm. It did raise the temperature, but the tea lights only lasted for 4 hours, so I have since picked up some that have an 8 hour burn time. I usually used 3 candles, which was all the little tin could hold.

I plan to play with possible other fuel sources, venting options and set up s that support a few of the 8 hour candles as this seems like a great way to add simple heat when without hookups (which so far is always).
Hey, how about putting rocks into your fire and when the fire dies down get them carefully into a ceramic/clay/metal pot and into the trailer? Should radiate heat for a while and no candle fumes!

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Old 09-27-2013, 03:40 PM   #175
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Be careful with heating rocks. If they have any gas or moisture locked inside, they may explode in the fire. Having said that, lots of folks have done this. Some backpackers will wrap hot rocks in cloth/heavy fabric and place them inside their sleeping bags at night. You just have to be careful.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:34 PM   #176
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I like the heated rock idea, however I want to make sure I have a solution that always works. With fire bans common in the summer I don't want to depend on the fire, but will add it to the list of things to try (good warning about exploding rocks).

As for candle fumes, it is minimal and not something that poses any real risk for a couple candles. I also have detectors that are over sensitive in the trailer if it becomes an issue. I have looked at other heating options, and would vent outside if going with anything bigger.
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:37 PM   #177
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Cut up a board and made a cover for the sink





Just need to pick up some magnetic tape to keep it place when traveling.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:42 PM   #178
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Cut up a board and made a cover for the sink





Just need to pick up some magnetic tape to keep it place when traveling.
If the sink is stainless, magnets may not adhere.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:39 PM   #179
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Don't think magnets will stick to stainless steel. Might want to test it first before you spend your money.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:45 PM   #180
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RV Over The Sink Cover Cutting Board 13 3 4" x 11 3 8" | eBay

Bottom dollar has several diffrent cutting boards for sale cheaper that you can drive to the store.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:38 PM   #181
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I have seen magnets stick to sinks, however I just tested and on this one they do not. I am sure another way to get it to stay on will show up.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #182
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chris , if the board goes past the sides of the sink just put a little on the counter and the edges of the board , no need to spend more money .
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