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Old 12-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #309
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Took some pictures of the galley. I'm in the process of fitting the top with a pattern. I forgot to add an overhang, but luckily it's just a pattern! My hubby hooked up the gas for the fridge & the stove. The water heater & catalytic heater are about 2 feet from the line, so they are under the sink as well. I know people advise to put the connections under the trailer, but the chief plumber/electrician says there is less of a chance of damage if they are inside. As you can see, I've installed a propane detector inches from the connections, so I think it's as safe as the next trailer (or maybe safer!) I'm ready for the posts of concern, so don't feel bad if you post them.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:18 AM   #310
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My hubby got the rest of the propane hooked up last night. Tested out the 12V propane detector & it worked (and boy is it LOUD!) I worked on the counter top yesterday for a while. Got everything cut & routed. The sink is from a '65 Caravel, I believe. I got a heads up from a nice member here who knew of someone else selling it. I had two other sinks that I changed my mind on before getting an original looking sink. Round & stainless rectangle were the ones I didn't use (anyone need a rectangle stainless sink?!) Today I might do some formica laminating & tweeking of the installation of both the sink & stove.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:29 AM   #311
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Becky, what brand of catalytic heater are you going with? My original gas heater does not work. The local Airstream dealership shop says that I should not waste my money getting it working as they were a danger from day one. I was thinking a catalytic heater might be the answer. Plus it would take up a lot less room that I could use for additional storage.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:34 AM   #312
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Becky, what brand of catalytic heater are you going with? My original gas heater does not work. The local Airstream dealership shop says that I should not waste my money getting it working as they were a danger from day one. I was thinking a catalytic heater might be the answer. Plus it would take up a lot less room that I could use for additional storage.
It's an Olympian (the smallest one they make). It toasted the place right up. I don't know if I would sleep with it on, though. You have to have a vent open for fresh air due to carbon dioxide gas (I will have one of those alarms too!!)
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Becky, glad to see my old (but pristine) sink being put back into service. It came out of my 65 Caravel and after years of waffling over whether I would use it or not, I went with a stainless sink to compliment my modernized interior.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:06 AM   #314
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Becky, You go girl! I can't wait to see the pictures of the progress to make the old girl beautiful again! You should set up a blog and have people adopt a part to help you! You can then put names on a plaque when she is done!
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Becky, thank you. The Olympian seem nice and compact and take up a small footprint of space with easy installation. I was looking at the Olympian heaters at CampingWorld. Have you come across a place with better prices than they have? I always look forward to your next updates. You have so many great ideas for updating our old trailers
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:52 AM   #316
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Becky, glad to see my old (but pristine) sink being put back into service. It came out of my 65 Caravel and after years of waffling over whether I would use it or not, I went with a stainless sink to compliment my modernized interior.
Ahh, Sheridan! I should have swapped you sinks! I do have a question about the old, but pristine sink......How was it attached to the counter? To me, it looks like just silicone sealer, since I have no hardware...? And thanks again for the old, but pristine sink!!! I love it!

AWCHIEF, I'm not sure....I bought a used, but pristine Olympian heater.
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Great find - you'll be in for some fun times now! ENJOY!
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Becky,

This is what I sent you: Pic #1

I just can't remember if the clips attach to the trim ring or just to the sink.

I do have an old photo that looks like there is some caulking under the trim ring: Pic #2

A swap would have been to easy...we just didn't know.
I also tried a round stainless sink from IKEA but it was too big (smaller sink = more counter space.)

On second thought, look closely at the clips. Does the tiny hook portion of the clip
attach to the "stem" part of the "T" profile trim ring to pull it down onto the sink flange?

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #319
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Becky,

This is what I sent you: Pic #1

I just can't remember if the clips attach to the trim ring or just to the sink.

I do have an old photo that looks like there is some caulking under the trim ring: Pic #2

A swap would have been to easy...we just didn't know.
I also tried a round stainless sink from IKEA but it was too big (smaller sink = more counter space.)

On second thought, look closely at the clips. Does the tiny hook portion of the clip
attach to the "stem" part of the "T" profile trim ring to pull it down onto the sink flange?

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Wow, am I glad I asked you, Sheridan!! I didn't find the clips in the box--didn't look for them. So that's why I couldn't figure out how it was attached to the counter. Luckily, I thought "Hum....this box would be good to ship the stainless sink in when I sell it", so I threw the stainless one in the box & stuck it under the pool table (that's my stockpile place for all things Airstream). I just ran down there & checked the box--YEP, they were still in the box So, thank you, thank you, thank you!!! It's pretty funny how we both tried round, stainless & white and are both happy with our sinks! That's what makes the world go 'round. Thanks too for your instructions. I'll check it out with the sink & the clips!!

And, by the way, your trailer interior looks great!
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Becky,

We probably spent over 100 nights in the Caravel with the Olympian heater on all night. We opened the Jalousie windows 1/2" between each glass piece and opened the Fantastic Vent 1". That way the cold draft came down low pretty far away from where we were sleeping. It's probably overkill on fresh air, but we never had an issue. Like you, I wouldn't consider running it without the CO, smoke and propane monitors running.

We found that we had to keep the heater covered when unused or the first bit of dust burning would set off the smoke alarm. Alarms seem twice as loud in that confined space, don't they?

Looking very good!

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Good to know, John. Thanks for the info! One more thing to add to the "to do" list is make a cover!
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