It's official, the black and grey systems under the van are finished. Today I drove Redford off the 2x12 wood lifts. The extra 1.5" of height was really hard on my knee for entry and exit (getting old is a drag!) While it was outside I took the opportunity to cover the tank sensor strips with rubberized undercoating sealant and also to spray the wire entry holes with the sealant to protect against water ingress (there's already Sikaflex 291 on the holes too.) The only possible work remaining under Redford are: 1) Installing a storage system for the tank draining hose. That would be nice so that the hose would not need to be stored inside the van. 2) Installing a running board or step off the sliding cargo door (I still need to source one that will go where our 26" wide opening is.)
Almost all of the electrical wiring is complete. The wiring for the under cabinet lights still needs to be installed but I'll get to that after I have finalized how overhead cabinet installation will occur. I tidied things up by making sure all runs are labelled and cables are bundled together, packing up electrical tools, and getting rid of garbage.
The first pex water line runs went in today. The cold water feed from the pump to the kitchen sink and onto the hot water tank were put in place today. I have to plan that out quite carefully because if I connect them in the incorrect order, I might not be able to get the lines into their channels. The overall system is fairly simple especially because we're only going to regulate hot water temperature at the tank, i.e., only one set temperature of hot water will come out of the shower head - there's no cold-hot water blending in the shower. At the kitchen sink there will be blending in the tap. I think the water line installation will go quickly!
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.