Category Archives: Terry’s Self Build Relay 2015

Terrys Relay – Update 13

Update -Tuesday I spent about 5 hrs on the van and got all the upper locker handles /catches on,then boxed in the pull across bed frame in (y)I need to point out that I used a hand screwdriver and not a battery drill on the catches/stays etc 8 x 6 in total :LOL::DIt was pointed out to me last night by Paul that I have a small Bosch drill on my kitchen W.Top for just such occasions :(:whistle::rolleyes: Daft thing is I move it almost daily :LOL:
Anyway another first this morning I have wired (yes me;))up a light or should that be 3? No doubt Paul will laugh bit you turn each light on and off and they all work (y):)(nothing to this wiring lark)simply connect wires to wires and it’s done Paul tells me it’s the knowing which wires go together so on that bit of info I will go back to leaving wires to him ;)-After this coffee break I am going to start clearing out the van ready to pack for H/Pool (y)

Terrys Relay – Update 12

Todays up date –Paul’s put me another reversing camera on so now have one to act as rear view mirror (y)and while he was in a good mood wiring wise I also got him to add some more lights :DWhile I made the gas locker door etc and boxed in some wires in the wardrobe and other bits and bobs -also boxed in the pipes in the shower below the sink (have to leave while another day for glue to set then we can seal it against water -The drivers seat is also fitted to match the passenger seat (y)
Copied a Idea of Ralph & Bevs van and fitted a drip strip hopefully to stop water dripping into van when it opens and took advantage of Pauls good mood and got him to stick some led lights under it ;):D-He did not moan once about no wires been there :D:D:D(he is after something)He is making me wary -not like him not to have a moan at me :LOL:

Terrys Relay – Update 11

Update went away for the weekend and gave both heating/hot water a good test along with Fridge/freezer on gas all weekend (y)Came home Sunday afternoon and done very little on van all week but I have put in a odd hour oe two here and there- Removed all the white doors and remade upper cupboard fronts ready/waiting for the new doors to be edged –Made up the drawers again ready for the fronts -Redone the w/top edging strip that has come undone hopefully with a stronger impact adhesive than the last one -finised the sparkle boarding in the loo/shower so only left with a bit at the top and sealing all around so that it’s all w/proof once the door is on :LOL:

Terrys Relay – Update 10

Thretford came and went with me doing all of an hours work on the van Knocked in knock in edging on 7 small cupboard doors all weekend (y)Yesterday I got around to hanging the doors and after the weekend showing people what I was going to do with 6 out of 7 people telling me not to go white and stick to wood -I did them in white :DNow Snowbird Dave and Pat called to pick some stuff up today and Dave though the white plastic was a protective film I had put on the doors :D:(after they left I went across to Julie’s and got her to come over for another opinion -then Paul called and the upshot is I am re making all the doors :DBelow is a couple of pics of them in white :):D

Terrys Relay – Update 9

Monday’s update -It was peeing it down until 1 o’clock so I took delivery of the shower room sink then went and got the water tanks and a few other bits –(y):)-After it stopped raining I went out and slowly got started on the shower room front and the wardrobe front (y)-I also completed the shower/loo door just to see what it looked like -I like it so it could be crap in others eyes :DAnyway I cut all the other wall unit doors to size and stuck the face finish on ready for trimming and edging tomorrow weather permitting (y)-Paul arrived on his way home from work and tried a couple of things on the hydronic heater-no luck so whole unit was replaced and this fired up on the second attempt (y)(y)(y)After clearing its throat it runs sweet :)Paul said he knew he had wired it all up good so it made his day and off he went after spending all of 25 mins on it :D-he managed a coffee though ;)

Terrys Relay – Update 6

Saturday update -I got a couple of hours in yesterday (Friday) and made a start on the rear upper cupboard before the heavy rain soaked me -Today both Paul and I had a good day without much going wrong :DGot pipes for gas and wires for fridge/freezer connected to said F/F but nowhere else-just ready for connections to be made at other ends :)and holes cut for F/F vents -Started on some framework for cupboards and bed bases (y)Allthought the pics show it all untidy it’s simply that we throw all tools etc into the van once a decision is made to pack in for the day so they can be locked up then I decide to take pics :LOL::D

Terrys Relay – Update 5

TODAY’S UPDATE WE HAD TO CRASH ON AND GET SHOWER MEASUREMENTS OFF THE NET AND HOPE THAT THEY ARE CORRECT SIZES FOR THE SHOWER TRAY ETC sorry caps- -finished boarding ceiling and got the walls done -got a couple of the shower/loo side wall all cut and scribed -the layouts changed a bit again but it could change back :LOL::DVeltrim to the back pillars and above sliding side door -Packed in at 4 pm -got to mow grass and cut some foams for Billy and Julie -having tomorrow off and weds going to Magnums for windows/loo/shower tray and a fridge