|The Rondack Lodge
Mechanicals, Electrical, Plumbing..
Design Copyright 2007, Steve Frederick
|Frame||Exterior Walls, Body||Floor Assembly||Phyll's Fenders||Cabin Interior||Galley||Electrical/Plumbing||Finishing/Details||Voyages|
|Since the area will house water tanks, and have openings through the floor for valves and wiring, I begin the prep by placing a cant-strip, material cut at a 45-degree angle, into the joint at the floor and bed supports. I used foam for this. Next, I'll seal the strips, floor, and about 4" of the walls in several coats of epoxy. If a tank or plumbing leaks, the water will stay in the compartment, then drain through the opening in the deck.|
|I went around the roof area and roughed in the lighting fixtures. For the recessed fixtures, I added some extra ply for better screw-holding power.|
|For the galley lights, I ended up placing the light openings where the joint in the hatch liner is..ready reinforcement!!|
|I ran the cabling through holes in the roof framing. I grouped the cables together to minimize cutting around them for the insulation.|
|I ran cabling along each side, since I have fixtures all over the cabin!
The cable is 14-ga security cable.
|Here, you can see the wiring for the tail-lights and the hatch lights.|
|I have four reading lights over the bed area, and a main ceiling light. The fan and two wall spots are also roughed in.|
|I built my own fuse panel. Nothing fancy, just a fuse block from Waytek, and a left-over box from the panel shop at work.|