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Old 07-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #71
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I had to go down to the wood shop and bring up the table saw and some other tools so I could start the inside construction. I am also doing the inside out of Aspen boards and Birch ply. I have a ton of aspen boards I picked up at and auction dirt cheap which was a whole lot cheaper than the Maple I have. Plus I love the look of aspen.

Got the toilet in place for measurements and the counter top set in place. Now I can start building the cabinets up for the bathroom. But the wife went out with the oldest kid and I can't get stuff done with just the young ones around.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:46 AM   #72
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Man you are flying on this rebuild, is it easier second time around? the frame and fllor work look great and I hope you meet your deadline
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:08 AM   #73
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Man you are flying on this rebuild, is it easier second time around? the frame and fllor work look great and I hope you meet your deadline
Yep, It is easier the second time. I know what I want to do and after the first time round I kinda know how to do it so it works.

Not much of a work day today. Kids have dentist apt. in the big city. So I will be stoping by some stores for supplies. Need so new cushions and material to cover them. That will be the night time project. Sewing up the new couch covers. I am so tiered in the mornings, I really am gonna need this vacation when I'm done.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:14 PM   #74
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Got the bathroom all done today (except for the cabinet doors, but I will do those all at once). Not sure if I am going to stain or just clear coat the Aspen and Birch ply. Will decide later.

Also got one upper cabinet done that goes over one of the couches. Will get the other one done tomorrow and get them up. Once I have these up and can build the closets.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #75
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Not to productive today. Only with the kids and Emma had a friend over. But I did get the upper cabinets built and in place. Also got two of the walls built, one for the closet on the cs and then the next one down the separates the kitchen. Hope to get them in place tomorrow and get the other side done too.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:20 PM   #76
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Been working hard when I can, Hope to have the inside framed out tomorrow and pretty close to done, by the end of the day.

I need to make a list of stuff I have to do. Spent some time at the hardware store today and other places.

Ordered my Andersen WD hitch, should be in monday. Also got a tire psi and temp. sensor kit ordered today. Will post some pics at the end of the day tomorrow.

Also figured out how to spin in my own fittings of the grey and fresh tanks. The RV guy said "why did you order fresh tanks for grey tanks?" I said because you told me we couldn't get abs tanks in the right size. Man that guy has no memory. Well he is 70 I think?

Any way I didn't want to have to mark the tanks and spend and hour or two taking them down to the RV guy and hanging around for him to spin them in. All they use is a router to spin them in with. I have one of those. I rigged up a hole cutter to sit over the fitting and spin it in. We let you all know how well it works.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:04 PM   #77
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Got the closets built and all the walls put in except the one by the front bed. Didn't get everything I wanted done but then we had a thunder storm roll in this afternoon for a few hours. The oval at the bottom of the one closet of for dirty clothes. Gotta keep the kids organized

I have changed the walls from 1/8 to 1/2 inch. On average the old walls weighed 5 lbs. the new ones weighed 15 lbs. So tota,l I am only adding about 80-90 lbs in plywood.

You can see in the pictures how I am attaching them. I run a piece of 3/16 inch strip along one side and screw it to the wall. then glue and nail the wall divider to it. Then run a 3/16 x 1/4 piece along the other side that is nailed to the wall to cover up any gaps. The tops and bottoms are attached to another piece of wood screw to the floor or underneath the upper cabinets. This makes for a much better wall.

When the storm moved in I decided to work on the grey and water tanks.
I needed to put in some outlets. And not having outlets put on I was going to mark them and have them spun in. I decided to do it myself to save money and time.

It worked out great. You can see in the pictures below, I took a hole saw and it was a tight fit over the fitting. Now the guys at the RV store used a rotor to spin them in, but the hole saw wouldn't fit in my rotor fitting. I used an electric drill instead of my cordless. It work great, spinning them in and melting them as it went. Now I know these are going to hold because for some reason I put them on the wrong tanks

I had to cut one off and cut one out. believe me they were in there and not coming out. Don't ask me what I was thinking when I did this I just don't know.

I used the cut out plugs from the new holes to plug the old. I used through the roof to put them in with and will cover that with epoxy when it dries. The fresh tank had small fitting that went in and then tightened up from the outside. You can see the pics of my patch.

Yep Murphy was around today, thats for sure. But it worked out in the end.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:44 PM   #78
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While putting the sink in the old marble counter top, I dropped the pipe wrench. It landed on a bag that had a can of spray paint in it. It punched a hole in it and proceeded to empty the hole can in one second.

It got on the marble and me, but mostly all over my shop. It came off me and the marble with lacquer thiner. But my 2 compressors and everything else has black all over it. I'm thinking if it hadn't been in the bag it would have been a whole lot worse.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:47 PM   #79
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Couple mor pics of the mayhem. Maybe this will teach me to put my stuff away. Nope probably won't.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:08 AM   #80
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LOL.......sorry..........
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:40 AM   #81
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Man that sucks! May things get better fast. On a side note, amazing looking woodwork going on in there!
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:32 AM   #82
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Hi, sure glad that didn't happen inside of your trailer.
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LOL.......sorry..........
Yeah, I had to laugh about a minute after the shock and foul langue wore off. I kind of chuckle every time I walk in there. can't do much for cleaning up. Thought I might just finish painting that little red compressor black though
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Can you describe the 'spin weld' techinique you used to weld the fittings to your tanks? I thought special tools were required.
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