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Old 01-23-2010, 05:26 PM   #127
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Wow, you are going to end up with a masterpiece! The quality of your work is inspirational and your design is also stellar.

Thanks for the KTT link, I just emailed them as I'm about to start re-cushioning my rig.

Keep up the great work and thanks for a great thread.
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:38 PM   #128
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Panels

jpeterman and PhotoChop -
Thanks for the kind words.

I needed a break after that 3 week "vacation" marathon and have done some small odds and ends.

Really jumped back on the woodworking this week and took Friday off to give it a bit more of a kick.

I saved the panel work for last so that I could set up the router once and really run some production.

Pretty warm today in Connecticut, so I did the staining outdoors. Let that stink stay outside!

Here are the panels after the first wipedown with stain.

Getting closer.

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Old 01-23-2010, 08:16 PM   #129
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Better pic

After browsing fotochop's website, I have to work on my Photography skills. (see link a couple of posts back)

Here are the same panels with better lighting. Took a few tries to get this to look right.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:44 PM   #130
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That thread is incredible.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ent-17197.html

It was one of the first ones I read on this forum. I had forgotten how much I learned in that one.

Thanks!

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btw- Mary thinks you have the best handle on the forums.

thanks man! Would you believe it's STILL not done? I'm waiting for the stainless grey tank, so I can button up the plumbing and call it job done.

I'm planning on doing a wood interior in my Globe Trotter next. I really like the look of it, plus, when it's cold outside, and you brush up against the walls you don't freeze. I'll send you a note when I start updating the 'Trotter thread again. Might be a few weeks. I need to finish some other projects up first.

My wife came up with A-Merry-Can... she's British... go figure!

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Old 01-26-2010, 08:25 PM   #131
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Saving space in the closet

After all that scribing to build the shelves in the closet next to the galley, I wasn't going to lose half of it to rigid vent piping. I'm amazed at how much space is lost with that schedule 80 vent pipe.

Flexible pvc sanitation hose is approved for marine use. JBoats uses this stuff from Raritan Engineering :
Raritan Engineering | Sanitation Hose

The Raritan hose is a little expensive for my taste, but I like the idea. My brother went to an industrial auction and picked up some 1 1/4" Carlon Carflex non-metallic conduit -- I think it's the same stuff. Anyway, the price was right!

Here's a link to the Carlon brochure. The fittings are really solid and we have tested this on the black tank last year -- no problems at all.

Here are two pics of tonight's installation of the sink/grey tank vent. The first shows how well it stays in the back of the closet, and how little room it takes up. The second shows the grey connector ready to be adapted to the flexible conduit.

I've worked with the Raritan marine product and the grey Carlon and can't tell the difference.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:39 PM   #132
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Not finished

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Can I believe you're not finished? Absolutely!

Every time my punch list gets shorter, it gets longer.

I'm starting to think like Yogi Berra.

Cool story about your handle.

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Old 01-27-2010, 04:22 AM   #133
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I am just throwing this out there. I want to preface my statement by saying I do not know for sure but here are my thoughts none the less...
Airstream never used schedule 40 or 80 PVC. The product used is ABS. There is a huge difference between the two products. To demostrate this take a piece of pipe and bend it over you knee. The PVC will shatter where the ABS will fold over. PVC is meant for static situations and ABS is meant to take a shock and vibration. The flexible pipe you are refering to as marine is used in conjunction with fittings that go inside the pipe and are clamped or crimped into place creating a sort of continuous hose. The conduit fittings are used also in a static situation. I do not think you are going to have issues with the items you are using, I just think you are taking them out of their designed purpose. Just as PEX can be used for supply, you can use flexible hoses for all your waste system. I think it prudent to keep the system you choose all the same. These are just my thought. I worry about mixing the materials too much.
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Flexible pvc sanitation hose is approved for marine use. JBoats uses this stuff from Raritan Engineering :
Raritan Engineering | Sanitation Hose

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Here's a link to the Carlon brochure. The fittings are really solid and we have tested this on the black tank last year -- no problems at all.
The link for Raritan is active, but I could not find a link for Carlon. Could you please repost that Carlon link? Many thanks.
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Carlon link

Sorry, here's the Carlon link

Carlon Product Brochures Liquidtight Conduit Systems
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PVC vs ABS

Frank-

Thanks for the correction on ABS versus PVC. I probably should have used ABS for the sink drain.

I'm only using the flex conduit for venting and don't expect any problems, especially after seeing the quality of the connectors used.

BTW, I used the Japan Dryer and Watco that you suggested earlier. Worked very well.

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oh great on the finish...

okay now I understand the use of the conduit. There is a flexible PVC pipe too. It is used in spa situations.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:07 PM   #138
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Panels

Installed all the panels and doors today.

Good progress... I'm tired.

Pix aren't great -- didn't wipe the dust off yet, but they fit!
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John,

Wow, I just got caught up on your last year's worth of work. I had you bookmarked and somehow lost your thread in the interim. Your work looks fantastic! I love the mahogany, it's so rich.

Keep it up.

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Frank-

Thanks for the correction on ABS versus PVC. I probably should have used ABS for the sink drain.

I'm only using the flex conduit for venting and don't expect any problems, especially after seeing the quality of the connectors used.

BTW, I used the Japan Dryer and Watco that you suggested earlier. Worked very well.

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ABS isn't code down here in my neck of the woods, so it's really tough to get a hold of. A few RV stores carry bits and pieces, but not enough to be reliable sources.

SO, I have used PVC in a lot of places as well. A previous owner of my trailer, Terry aka Overlander63, had used some PVC in some repairs he made, and it survived several years and thousands of miles with no issues, so I wouldn't worry about it. Normally they use different adhesives, but there is a universal cement that is used to bond both PVC and ABS, or even one to the other.

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