Did some cleaning in the sleeping box
today as it had been awhile since it has been vacuumed out. It is very dark in the box (by design) and I decided that installing some cleaning illumination might be a good idea. I had two light fixtures left over from the Cedar Rapids box, and as it turns out enough cord on them to install them in my box here. I placed them at opposite ends of the box and they do pretty good for providing elimination for cleaning purposes.
While I was at it I also decided to install the flat panel heater. I won't need it until it starts getting cold, but at least the mounting is out of the way. One of the things I needed to do with the heater was remove the operating lights—not much of a point sealing the box up to light only to bring in light emitting devices. Also added some chalk in places I had missed during the widening. There was a strap along the back wall I had put duct tape along because I had not chalked it. Since that is an air flow source and I want the air to be drawn from the front, chalking it will force the exhaust fan to draw air in from the front of the box.
Unlike my Cedar Rapids box, this box has a blower mounted in the box that draws air out. My Cedar Rapids box had the blower outside the box and forced air into the box. I am of the opinion that forcing the air in is a better system. First of all the blower fan is outside the box reducing the noise. Secondly the Cedar Rapids box forced air down across the heater from the rear of the box. This brought in cool outside air, moved it over the heater and forced the warm air forward making it very comfortable. I may have to consider redoing the ventilation come winter.
Pictured is looking down to the end of the box. In the center you can see the heater, and to the right is the blower fan. To the left is the outlet used by the blower. The bedding has not yet been returned so there are just the memory foam pads I use as a mattress. They are so comfortable that no one ever wants to get out once they get in.