Beginning a journey to live more simply…

Saturday, June 25th, 2011:

Enjoyed a bit of down time from another great week of summer camp by putting up the stainless steel ceiling pannel in the shower.

Our friend Eddie Cler, who designed and produced our shower stall, advised us to secure the stainless steel panels to the mildew-resistant dry-wall using 100% silicone caulk. Installation was a very easy process, though the vinegar base in the silicone got the tiny space pretty spicy as it evaporated off…

We braced the ceiling pannel with some spare 2X2’s and let it sit for a few days for the silicone to cure. Then we returned to put up the shower head and controls. Next step will be to hook it into the plumbing!

Comments on: "Getting closer on the shower." (6)

  1. Gary Spoerre said:

    Don’t you love acetic acid and Uni-bits! Was nice to see you both last weekend when I picked-up Sean, however brief. Here’s the title of the book I mentioned Gabby – “Carying Water as a Way of Life” by Linda Tatelbaum… it’s from 1997 but deftly describes a life that shares some characteristics with your own. It’s a short read, but is something I’ve often referred to.

    • Great to see you too Gary! Always a treat. We’ll be on the lookout for the book, thanks for the suggestion.

      Until next time,
      Evan & Gabby

  2. Peter K said:

    Been a silent follower for a while, love your house and how it is coming along, Quick question, where are you going to keep the ladder for the bedroom access?
    Also just seen this on msn, check it out

    Maybe there is hope for humanity.


    • We appreciate the link Peter, thank you. We saw this story a bit ago, pretty cool! We especially like the staircase concept!

      We will be utilizing a small wooden ladder to access the sleeping and storage lofts. During the day when not needed, it will simply get tossed up onto the sleeping loft floor/bed to be out of the way yet still accessible.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Evan & Gabby

  3. I am in the process of fabing up a stainless shower in my airstream trailer. I am not sure how to make the seems 100 percent water proof. What did you guys use for the stainless seams as far as molding? Have you have any problem with the stall leaking or any advice, or something you would have did differently thank you

    • Hi Brad,

      We simply placed a bead of silicon along all of our seams. Our fabricator did, however, create the joints to overlap in a manner by which all seams would become watertight. It has worked quite well -no leaks!

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Evan & Gabby

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