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Old 03-25-2012, 08:00 AM   #239
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That is a great way to find leaks yourself! I might have to try that. My door does not fit well, so I would have to seal that up somehow.
You could get it all set up and then shut the door and seal the outside with blue painter's tape....I think that would work.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:49 PM   #240
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that's an awesum solution...I have an old central heat fan that I intend on using. I'm guessing my '63 is gonna look like like an episode from the Lawrence Welk show...bubbles everwhere.

I used Vulcum around the top 3/4 of each lamp and left the bottom open, I hope it's don't pour in. Humm...I'm thinkin' I need to seal the bottom on the forward lamps so they don't get wet during a tow in the rain...
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #241
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I taped all the exterior tear drop lights & Tempro'd the outer edge of them. I'm sure it was the wire that was blowing the air out, as I sealed all of the olympic rivets with tempro when I put them in. I also sealed them on the inside. I put plumbers putty in the wire hole so IF they ever need to be removed & changed, the wire can be pulled (my DH insisted upon this ) I probably should give the hillbilly sealtech another test to see if I get bubbles again. Should & will may be two different things! I'm sick of tempro!
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #242
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Finished laying the flooring tonight. My hubby & I laid the center first & let it set for a couple of days. Then we fit the edges. He scribed, I ran in the house & cut rounded edges on the bandsaw & then touched them up with a table-top belt sander. I used Armstrong VCT in a classic black (it does have white flecks in it) & used about 1 3/4 boxes. Pretty inexpensive flooring. I reminds me of my youth!
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:59 AM   #243
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Very nice Becky!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:28 PM   #244
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I have really sore knees from crawling around on the floor & installing the black tank & shower pan! It took me a while, but I finally got them in, & got them in right! It was tuff due to the fact that the plumbing underneath was larger than original. I asked on the forums for advise on shimming, but no one helped me out, so I winged it.

I screwed everything together, so the shims should stay put.Click image for larger version

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I even got the shower pan so it drains into the drain!Click image for larger version

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I also have stripped all of the interior window frames & shined them up with discs (not a true polish job). They're all back in. Click image for larger version

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I still have to do the screens, which are a big mess too.

I'm having a lot of thoughts about the side wall of the bathroom. Originally, they put the wall right through the window. So, in order to open the window, you have to have long arms so you can reach around the wall into the bathroom & the other crank is on the other side of the wall. I've put a piece of tape where the original wall went.Click image for larger version

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I hate the wall through the window. What do you think about a half wall on the bottom with a headder on top? I could make something to cover the hole for showers, etc. My brain is working on this one!
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:10 AM   #245
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Looks good Becky, First thought on the window is some kind small sliding window in the wall that could be closed when shower is in use or a little pocket door??
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:55 PM   #246
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I spent some time yesterday & today making walls. First, I hillbilly chromed the extrusions that I took off of the old walls.Click image for larger version

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I found some neat maple plywood with a lot of character to it that I'm using for the walls & maybe the panels of my cabinet doors.Click image for larger version

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I'll be putting up two walls sandwiched together at the south end of the couch. They'll have some wood between them for mounting the tv bracket onto. I think I'll use some oak between, so it won't strip with movement. I've just got it clamped together because I'm waiting for the new extrusion for that wall to come next week.Click image for larger version

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I'm making a half wall instead of a wall through the window in the rear. I'll come up with something for the opening (maybe a small shower curtain). Click image for larger version

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This was their solution for the screen:Click image for larger version

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It was held in place with a screw, but you had to remove it & bend the screen to get it out.....weird! I'll be making a new frame for the rear window.

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Old 04-14-2012, 08:29 PM   #247
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Oh, and I forgot to put the picture of the dog that cracks me up.....she thinks she's a human! Watchin' for ducks, smellin' the smoker, guarding the Airstream.....what could be better?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #248
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My hubby plumbed the grey tanks to the shower pan today. He's going to run the grey water from the kitchen sink in with the vent on that side of the trailer, so this is all the plumbing that will be under the trailer. We used a Hepvo drain on the shower so we don't have to have the p-trap hanging out of the bottom of the trailer. (Made by Hepworth)
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My hubby, slaving away for me!Click image for larger version

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My propane tanks came the other day. They're pretty sweet!Click image for larger version

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Becky,

Wow, you are really moving!

I'm looking forward to hearing how you like that Hepvo valve in the shower pan. It looks like a good solution.

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Old 04-15-2012, 06:02 PM   #250
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You are SMOKIN' along!

Y'all are gonna be camping before long. I'm loving the floor and walls.

Oh, and we seem to have the same taste for fake chrome on the wall extrusions...
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[QUOTE=beckybillrae;1134165] We used a Hepvo drain on the shower so we don't have to have the p-trap hanging out of the bottom of the trailer. (Made by Hepworth)

Is this the one, Becky?

Hepworth - Plastic Plumbing, Clay and Plastic Drainage Systems - HepvO Tundish Adaptor Kit - Waste Trap, Bottle Trap, Bath trap, water trap, sink trap

I have never heard of such a thing. Seems like a great idea!

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Another couple weeks Becky and Bambi will be ready for camping!
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