Brett just took off on a hardware store run. We pressure tested the water system and found two small leaks, one by the water heater, and one on an elbow he sweated under the kitchen cabinet. The kitchen leak is going to be a bit of work since we've installed the cabinet already, but we can't do it now. The trailer is parked off-level by the side of the house and until my wife gets here with the truck we can't level it up. Without it being level, we'll never get that particular pipe drained so it can be re-sweated. But in the meantime Brett is getting some parts for those issues, and some other bits and pieces we realized we needed.
One surprise is the shutoff valve to the toilet. We opened it today and no water came out. We also need more spray paint, since I drastically underestimated how much we'd need to get all the plastic parts in the bathroom covered. Plus we need cheeseburgers ...
By the way, I queried RVAddons.com and all I got back was a one-line email saying that the oven "should arrive mid next week." So if it does arrive, we'll install it at the rally.
I'm going to tally up the final toll of parts and stuff later, but already I can tell you that this project has eaten over 500 rivets, 100 square feet of aluminum, 15 yards of fabric, 100 sf of flooring, nine cans of spray paint, a cube of paper towels, half a gallon of Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner, and about 200 man-hours -- most of which was consumed in the past two weeks. On the good side, we both have probably gained a year's life expectancy. Brett has lost quite a few pounds and my heart has gotten a workout it doesn't usually get sitting behind a computer.
Brett started at 7 a.m. today with a store run, and I started about 8 a.m. So far today I've cleaned the remaining cabinets, trim, and overhead lockers; spray-primed the shower pan; rebuilt the black tank dump valve; and helped Brett wrestle the big sheets of laminate and 3/4" plywood through the table saw.
Brett has laminated the ends of the dinette, and the top edges, cut the dinette & kitchen countertop, installed all most pieces, and probably a lot more -- I haven't been watching closely. Our list for the rest of the day is downright scary. We'll be at this till midnight for sure. More later.