Vlog 17: That sinking feeling

This is an update video really, partly showing the hole I cut in the kitchen worktop for the combined Smev 9722 hob and sink unit and partly giving a demonstration of the bed/seat/storage system. I also show the water storage under the sink again, repeating myself from the last vlog because I’m old and forgetful – sorry!

The portable toilet is this one: https://amzn.to/2s8oewO
Sink unit is: https://amzn.to/2INDF42
Heater unit: https://amzn.to/2LuqQ0d

If you enjoyed this video and fancy buying me a cuppa, you’re very welcome to pop along to www.paypal.me/CruisingTheCut with many thanks indeed (and of course, no pressure should you not wish to!)

Products and tools used in my van build (Amazon UK affiliate links)
Heater unit: https://amzn.to/2LuqQ0d
Fridge: https://amzn.to/2yOVlt9
Portable toilet: https://amzn.to/2s8oewO
Sink / hob: https://amzn.to/2INDF42
DeWalt jigsaw: http://amzn.to/2Ec7NaT
DeWalt drill: http://amzn.to/2E9Q6sD
DeWalt mitre saw: https://amzn.to/2s8tWiv

Keep up to date via
Twitter: www.twitter.com/VandemoniumUK
Instagram: www.instagram.com/VandemoniumUK


  1. Richard Jackson - Adelaide Sth Australia

    I am enjoying the progress of the Great Van Build. Also enjoy the canal vlogs and look forward to more when you eventually get back cruising.

    Can I respectfully ask if you sealed the inside cut edge of the cut-out for the sink assembly and the back edge of the plywood before fixing it all down? If the plywood is marine grade, it should be waterproof, but if not, there is a risk of water splashed from the sink getting down to the cut edge, soaking in and eventually causing the wood to expand and rot. There is probably a rubber gasket round the underside of the sink/stove but it can’t be relied on to give a perfect seal to soapy water. A good coat or three of varnish or paint (thinned down slightly so it soaks into the cut edges) is well worth doing to avoid problems in the future. As you may have realised, these comments are based on bitter experience!!

    • Hi. Thanks. The inside edge got covered in stain and varnish when I did the top so almost by accident it did get done :-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *