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PostPosted: Friday 8-5-2011 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And photos! please?!
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PostPosted: Saturday 8-6-2011 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also built one for 3 pans 18x24 used 3/4 pvc there is a little sag in the middle when pans are full of dishes and water but other then that I love this set up
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PostPosted: Saturday 8-6-2011 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's quite solid with EMT in the top tubes even at 5 bins wide.

I found that 1/2" EMT is rather loose in 3/4" Schedule 40, not a problem in the top but the legs really wobbled. I got some Schedule 80 for the legs which are a nice close fit with the EMT and a lot less wobble..

The 10 year old dripped a lot of purple primer so I wiped the whole thing down for a nice mottled purple look.
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PostPosted: Sunday 8-7-2011 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimqpublic wrote:
It's quite solid with EMT in the top tubes even at 5 bins wide.

I found that 1/2" EMT is rather loose in 3/4" Schedule 40, not a problem in the top but the legs really wobbled. I got some Schedule 80 for the legs which are a nice close fit with the EMT and a lot less wobble..

The 10 year old dripped a lot of purple primer so I wiped the whole thing down for a nice mottled purple look.


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PostPosted: Wednesday 9-10-2014 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made mine for 3 tubs and a drain rack, used EMT inside the top long rail works great for supporting the tubs with water and dishes. It is glue up as 4 sections, the top, middle and both sides.



Added extra tubing in the middle to support a shelf, extra drying space for large items.
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PostPosted: Friday 12-19-2014 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use bleach. I hated the smell and saw that it killed vegetation where I tossed it out. I once had a bottle of bleach leak onto my cast iron skillet. I didn't discover it until the Spring. It took me many hours to fix that skillet.

I also got schooled by a guest who was a health inspector. He told me bleach loses it's disinfecting properties when heated to over 80 degrees. I googled it and he was right.

I don't have the luxury of tossing garbage into a can that some nice campground maintenance person picks up. In the back country where I normally cook, any garbage, no matter how small, attracts unwanted critters like mice and rats. I burn all garbage in the woodstove and then dump the ashes in the latrine hole where it later gets buried.

So, this is how I do dishes in the backcountry:

1. I tell my guests "If you want to help, don't stack the dishes. It just means I have to scrape the top and bottom of your plates."

2. I use a spatula to scrape any food into a bucket.

3. I use metal dishpans so I can pre-heat the water on the woodstove and then get it really hot by putting both pans on my 2-burner Camp Chef stove. If the water cools during washing I just put some heat under it. I scrub my dishes using soap and water only. No bleach. I like Joy dishwashing liquid. Dawn is easy on your hands and the cute little ducks that are covered in oil spilled oil, but also easy on grease etc. I use 1/2 the amount of Joy vs Dawn.

4. If the wash water gets too dirty I take that water and run it through a colander to filter out the food particles and toss that water. I then move the rinse water to the wash water station and use the clean new water to rinse after I heat it up.

5. Before tossing the wash water, I run it through a colander. I run the rinse water through a colander and then toss the rinse water onto the dirt floor in the wall tent. This keeps the dust down and after a few days it hardens up.

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