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Old 03-11-2013, 08:37 PM   #421
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Becky, I notice you mounted your TV on the shower bulkhead. Did you strengthen it somehow? Did you thru bolt the TV mount? If so how did you make the shower side look finished? My shower side is thin stainless steel and the front side is 1/4" cherry plywood. Don't know if it could carry the weight of a mount and TV. On the plus side, there's 12v power there from the lamp.
Well, I planned on the TV mount when I put the wall for the bathroom in. I made a sandwich with 1/4" Maple, 1/2" Fir, and on the shower side I used fiberglass. It's post 257 in the thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f147...-75011-19.html
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:54 PM   #422
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Well, I planned on the TV mount when I put the wall for the bathroom in. I made a sandwich with 1/4" Maple, 1/2" Fir, and on the shower side I used fiberglass. It's post 257 in the thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f147...-75011-19.html
I see. So that bulkhead must be at least 3/4" thick and the TV weight would be no problem. I kept our bulkhead 1/4" thick so the whole thing would fit into the factory channel. Don't think it would handle a TV's weight.

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Old 03-12-2013, 11:36 AM   #423
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I see. So that bulkhead must be at least 3/4" thick and the TV weight would be no problem. I kept our bulkhead 1/4" thick so the whole thing would fit into the factory channel. Don't think it would handle a TV's weight.

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Do you not have the room to add some cross braces inside of the cabinet wall? That is how I am approaching it. Using 1/8" veneer on 3/4" pine stick frame, and the stick frame will be intentionally placed as horizontal bracing from the vertical wall support column to the aluminum shell, in the proper dimensions of the TV mount. If you are getting a modern lightweight LED/LCD, you don't need much support. Just make sure it is tight due to the road vibration effect and I'm sure you'll be fine.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:00 PM   #424
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The other side of the wall that he's talking about is the shower.
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The other side of the wall that he's talking about is the shower.
Ah I see. Well then, disregard.

Only other thing I can think of is making some attractive stainless steel bars to go on the shower wall, and countersink in some flat head bolts to anchor the TV mount to. I've also seen mounts that Hang from the ceiling, if you have access to a rib.
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Oh, and I forgot to admit, that I broke the first window I tried to do while pushing in the outer seal. Crapola......more $!!
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I know it has been a while! Shoulder surgery kept me out of the game for some time. I am back at it now...and just received a big box of goodies from VTS this afternoon! Almost time to put the sub floor down!

But...windows are my reason for responding. I see you broke one putting the gray plastic seal in. I have one window that needs re-glassed (had a broken frame corner) and I am worried about setting the glass on the black tape seal. How did you go about that without cracking glass? How much pressure should I use? I am very nervous!

Yours is looking good. We will have to get Bambi II #2 and #3 together down the road.

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:43 PM   #427
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Hi Ben! I'll probably be in the shoulder surgery boat someday soon. I dislocated my shoulder while polishing my 1st AS & probably tore my rotator cuff, but never have taken the time to go get it looked at....so, it still bugs me a bunch!

It wasn't hard to put the glass on the black tape seal. If I recall correctly, you set the tape first, then set the glass on the tape, then put the plastic seal in. You have to manipulate the plastic seal into place, so it's a little hard on the fingers. The corner miters of the plastic is a little tricky, so leave it long & trim it back as you go. I ruined a piece by cutting it too short for the miter. I used a razor for the cuts. I broke the glass when I pressed too hard putting the plastic in & pressed in the corner too hard.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #428
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All of these flamingos in our greenhouse keep reminding me of camping! Too bad they wouldn't travel very well....they're be a cute mascot!

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I know. I'm suprised more greenhouses don't have topiary animals. They're cute! (i know...off the Airstream subject...but flamingos are kinda related!)
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Gosh, my love of gardening is only surpassed by my love of topiary..... I've had a bunny, a giraffe and a dachshund, I did a Jack Russell terrier for my mom.... A flamingo , damn I'm jealous, do you ship?
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I could probably pull some strings if you really want one. PM me if you do.
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Well, I've tried several methods of polishing with my trailers. This trailer is a different animal! It has a lot of oxidation and pitting, since it sat in the woods for so long (I guess!) So this is how I'm attacking it:
1. Use a scotch-bright purple pad on an random orbit sander
2. Hand sand with 600 wet sandpaper
3. Hand sand with 800 wet sandpaper
4. Hand sand with 1,000
5. Orbital polish with Nuvite F9
6. Orbital polish with Nuvite F7
and all the rest of the Nuvites, with S at the end & cyclo. Whew! It's gonna be a while! This is the front up to stage 6. I want to finish that area first so the tanks & tool box can be permanently attached (and maybe I can take her out for a whirl!)

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