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Old 07-05-2019, 01:04 PM   #365
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To be candid, I hadn't thought of that. But now that you mention it, I did subconsciously shy away from using them for heavier applications than fastening my solar port and my shore power inlet, both of which are attached with pretty small stainless steel bolts that don't require all that much torque.

Yeah no worries in those applications for sure. Even so the "tighten" torque is seldom the problem easily standing up to the standard torque spec of the intended fastener size, it's the loosening that gets you. Much like a rivet when properly installed it is very difficult for them to fail when tight.
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Old 07-05-2019, 02:03 PM   #366
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Thanks for the additional info about rivnuts.

I tested out the water pump relay and must admit I was pretty smitten when it worked! Follow confirmation that it did, I joined the wire junctions with heat shrink adhesive crimp connectors and tidied everything up with zip ties and wire looms.

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Following that project I built a shelf that is located above the bathroom vanity. The Ď68 bath had a 110VAC outlet that I opted to carry forward into my renovation. However the wires exited the interior endcap in a less than ideal location just above the sink. Therefore, I wanted a shelf to conceal the wiring heading away from the sink. Itís made from cypress, which was the same wood species used as the lighter wood in the butcher block vanity top. The shelf was finished with several coats of Waterlox, which is an awesome concoction of tung oil, linseed oil, water gum, and phenolic resin (a wood hardener).

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Next up Iíll make a pair of ceiling mounted walnut strips that will hold fly rods when the trailer is used for fishing trips (which I hope is often). Iíve also ordered the shower pan, shower valve, and an oxygenics shower head.
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:14 PM   #367
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Thanks for the additional info about rivnuts.

I tested out the water pump relay and must admit I was pretty smitten when it worked! Follow confirmation that it did, I joined the wire junctions with heat shrink adhesive crimp connectors and tidied everything up with zip ties and wire looms.

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Following that project I built a shelf that is located above the bathroom vanity. The Ď68 bath had a 110VAC outlet that I opted to carry forward into my renovation. However the wires exited the interior endcap in a less than ideal location just above the sink. Therefore, I wanted a shelf to conceal the wiring heading away from the sink. Itís made from cypress, which was the same wood species used as the lighter wood in the butcher block vanity top. The shelf was finished with several coats of Waterlox, which is an awesome concoction of tung oil, linseed oil, water gum, and phenolic resin (a wood hardener).

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Next up Iíll make a pair of ceiling mounted walnut strips that will hold fly rods when the trailer is used for fishing trips (which I hope is often). Iíve also ordered the shower pan, shower valve, and an oxygenics shower head.
Brian, where did you order your shower pan from? I was hoping to find a place that would fabricate one off a drawing. Thanks
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:56 PM   #368
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Bubba- I order a standard 24x32 shower pan off amazon. Iím going to make my own shower surround (might use thin tile with flexible grout). Still considering weight aft of the axles.

Lippert Components 210371 White 24" x 32" Rectangular Right Handed Drain Shower Pan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OM0YKDC..._lC8hDb7GQZ9JQ
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:47 PM   #369
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Bubba- I order a standard 24x32 shower pan off amazon. Iím going to make my own shower surround (might use thin tile with flexible grout). Still considering weight aft of the axles.

Lippert Components 210371 White 24" x 32" Rectangular Right Handed Drain Shower Pan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OM0YKDC..._lC8hDb7GQZ9JQ

I was going to do that, I even went so far as to weld up a stainless pan.....

But then I was walking through Lowe's one day and I spied a 32" square three piece enclosure complete with a door and the rest is history.....
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Brief update: completed the fly rod holders and installed them above the couch. For those who donít fly fish, having a place to store rods at camp is helpful to keep these fragile (and expensive) 9í rods from getting broken. I likely will not travel with them fully rigged on the ceiling.

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I also cleaned up the three 10.5 gallon galvanized tubs that sit below the couch. I added reinforced PVC ribbing to the base edge to prevent it from marring the floor (link below)

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Your Tradewind will clearly be the star of the annual Roasterie convocation. High bar indeed.
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Secondíd. Trout - beware! I see a fishing trip in your near future.
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