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Old 05-17-2007, 08:37 AM   #267
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Many contemporary dishwashers, clothes washers and air conditioners use flexible hose much like this. They, too, might be subject to ‘gunk’.
yeah, but they have pumps and filters. a sink has just gravity...
Hey, I'm no expert. I'm sure it would work. I just figure that there's probably a reason that you don't see this type of hose used as a sink drain very often. maybe there isn't.
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Old 05-17-2007, 02:26 PM   #268
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Steve in Missouri:

I’m surprised about the Art Cool price in your area. I actually paid about $200 LESS than the more ordinary looking PANASONIC split airs that I bought for a building in Toronto the year before.

Soon I’ll have a neighbor who’s an A/C technician come over to evacuate the lines and charge the system. Then I’ll cover the access hole with an aluminum panel I’ve designed to look like a part of the Art Cool blower.

The Art Cool is mounted next to the new bathroom pocket door, which we finished last night. They look so cool together that I might submit them to the MOMA in NYC!

Glad you are enjoying the project so far.



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Old 05-18-2007, 07:55 AM   #269
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Threaded through the furniture, tank to sink, in less than 10 minutes.


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Old 05-18-2007, 11:57 AM   #270
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Another tip

Commonly available PVC moldings are perfect for trimming out your renovation work in an Airstream shape because they bend so easily.

We used some in it’s original state, like cove or quarter round. But we also sliced some flat “lattice” pieces in a table saw to make long, very bendable moldings of various widths.

They are attached, usually to the furniture, by countersunk brads and with PL Premium glue to the skin and furniture.

Trimmed out in latex caulk, and painted into the walls, they make for a very neat detail finish.


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Old 05-20-2007, 09:51 AM   #271
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Aluminum Facing Glued to Shower Pan

The panel was cut from 1/8” sheet, polished then clear coated with satin plasticoat.

(A 2” wide inner lip runs along the bottom).

PL Premium is the glue; white latex Bath and Kitchen caulk is liberally used.

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Old 05-20-2007, 10:08 PM   #272
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Lookin' good Sergei!

Keep it coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-26-2007, 04:48 PM   #273
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Back splash (s)

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Back splash and splash wall ready for plastic coating.

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Splash wall glued to divider.

- Finished photos soon.

(Desk/Wardrobe unit completed. Toilet in. Grant Davidson – DavidsonOverlander- delivers the rest of the furniture TOMORROW!)

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Old 05-26-2007, 10:11 PM   #274
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thanks to balrgn

Switching the trailer to diesel left a hole where the propane furnace used to be.

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I asked balrgn to send me the fridge access panel from an Argosy that he was parting out.


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The hole will look like this now; even nicer when painted Mini Cooper Black.


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I also asked Andre to send along a window. I will have Phil remove it from the frame and mount it in the entry door.


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Old 05-28-2007, 09:26 PM   #275
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I might listen to Bernie after all

This is the battery and 12v distribution area under the mid-coach bed.

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The coach battery (or batteries), the fused on/off switch, the charger/converter and the Blue Sea distribution panel will all be located here.

Now that I have the furniture in place I see that access will not be all that difficult.

Rather than spending time and money on a sliding drawer I think I’ll use the savings to rationalize getting a better battery, like a Lifeline.

Incidentally, last week I visited an Ontario distributor for Lifeline. Mobile Power Solutions, at locations in Toronto and Montréal, install inverters and power systems, etc. in police command centers, ambulances, fire trucks, entertainer's buses, utility vehicles and the like.

The manager there swears that I don’t need a vented container for a Lifeline AGM. He says they’ve even installed them SIDEWAYS and under the seats in fire trucks without problems of any kind.


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Old 05-29-2007, 04:51 AM   #276
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Switching the trailer to diesel left a hole where the propane furnace used to be.
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I asked balrgn to send me the fridge access panel from an Argosy that he was parting out.

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The hole will look like this now; even nicer when painted Mini Cooper Black.

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I also asked Andre to send along a window. I will have Phil remove it from the frame and mount it in the entry door.

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Hey, they made it in one piece! Good luck man!
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:32 PM   #277
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Can we glue in the Back Splash?

No rivets? No screws?

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All will be known tomorrow, when I take down the bracing.

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Old 05-31-2007, 03:20 PM   #278
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Preeessssss....

Like the bracing!
Hey, how are mounting the cabinets to the floor/walls? Are you using the Ikea legs and screwing the backs to the walls? Or are you using the cabinet wall hanging system that it comes with?
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:59 PM   #279
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The PL Premium glue worked!

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But then I knew it would because it’s been marvelous everywhere else in the trailer.

Marc, I’m not following the IKEA method to install their cabinets.

The kitchen frames are sitting on the standard 4” Ikea legs but I’ve welded an approximately 4” x 1” aluminum angle along the back of the screwed together frames with PL.

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This then was captured under the back splash when it was glued.

Along the bottom of the cabinets I ran a C channel about 2” x 4” high x 2”

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This was screwed to the floor along the bottom lip and the frames were screwed to the top lip of the aluminum channel. Glue was used as well.

Actually, the entire line of furniture along the street-side wall is all one long interconnected piece now, about 16’ long.

I used the same C channel idea to hold the bath unit to the floor. See post 205. Here it was painted black so that it would “disappear”.

Then the wardrobe/desk unit was screwed onto the side of the bathroom cabinet. Then the kitchen frames were screwed onto the desk unit.

In post 233 you can see how we used small pieces of 1” aluminum angle to hold the frames to the floor. In post 150 you can see similar small angle brackets used at the top of some walls.

But the final, conclusive strengthening comes from how the molding is glued to the walls and ceilings, as in post 270.

A large part of the interior has been “welded” together with construction adhesive and the whole thing is as solid as a rock.


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Old 06-03-2007, 01:19 PM   #280
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screened POCKET DOOR?

Phil cut the opening for the window that I got from balgrn.
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Meanwhile, I stripped and cleaned the pieces.

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Today I will use my Dremel on the window to get a “like-new” look.
The window fits.

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We have a fully operating screened window in the door now but we’ll have to amend the screen door in some way.

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I’m wondering if I can invent a screened POCKET DOOR for the trailer.

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