Bin & Door Light

last updated: Dec 15, 2021

The bin
I got this bin from Ikea.
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It has a flap lid that stops odours escaping. It is not too big which means you will empty it often enough to stop it smelling too bad.
Simply I made this slot for it in the corner. I screwed a couple of blocks of wood in – tight to the bin. Now the bin push-fits in and does not move.
I do not tend to put big bits of rubbish in this bin – just finding a bin for them during the day. It is most used during cooking for food waste or other bits and pieces.
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Bin in situ
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The blocks that wedge the bin in to place.
Door light
I had a couple of spare LEDs due to an over-ordering mistake.
I decided to add a door light – basically a light by the door that you can easily switch on if you need to see in to the van. It has turned out to be a useful light for watching movies or other activities where the main lights can feel a bit bright.
Luckily, because I installed conduit, I was able to push another wire through (over the roof – which was now fully clad) and was able to have an independently controlled light.
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