The rough wiring is nearly done! I've got all the wires pulled, taped in place, and ready for the final layer of insulation. I also engineered a new solution for vent stacks from the waste tanks. I put them inside the walls. (I'm sure my friends who are *actual* engineers are cringing right now.) In the post below, I'm going to walk through the electrical choices that I made and I'll explain the new vent stacks.
I ran separate 12V hot (black) and neutral (white) wires for the following circuits. With the exception of the wires from umbilical cord (various colors, see last post) and a line strictly dedicated to the CO/Propane detector (green), all my 12V DC lines are 10 gauge. This is a bit overkill on wire size, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.
There are three vent stacks that exit the roof. These vents allow the waste tanks to vent any built up gasses to the atmosphere. Moreover, in order for the sinks & tub to drain into the tank, the displaced air needs somewhere to go.
In 1962, these stacks were hard pipes coming out of the tanks, from the middle of the floor up to the roof. I guess if I was trying to restore Eisley to 1962, I'd need to put them back the same way. That's never been my goal. I think they're ugly. So I bought flexible tube and fittings and buried the vents inside the wall. I used 1" I.D. tube, which should be plenty for atmospheric venting - particularly since this isn't getting the constant use of a home system.
I didn't get very good pictures of the vent holes from the inside or the new rooftop covers. The vents will tie into the plumbing system whenever (next year?) I get interior plumbing installed.
Lastly, I'm bolting the second half of the subfloor down and installing the final layer of insulation. More to come on that process next time.
I'm not an Airstream Jedi, yet. Airstream Jedi would have sounded presumptuous, like I know what I'm doing. That couldn't be further from the truth. Padawan is a title I can hope to live up to.
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