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Old 01-04-2010, 12:45 PM   #1
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Front floor repair.

I noticed from the start the soft floor in the front. You can see in previous pics <anothe rthread>. I was thinking it was the front window. Someone put in cheap plexiglass. It turns out , the drain on the front holding tank had a hose <drain> leaking onto the wood. So I replaced it the best I could and am moving on.

I know ths isn't up to specs or code or the way most of you guys would do it ,But I'm Happy with the results. Beat me up say how wrong I am, and just enjoy my misery. LOL The floor is solid now. Gonna treat the top with a wood sealer and have wood floors put in minus one more small repair by the front door.

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The Water.....DAMAGE!!


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I know I'm gonna get reamed for my procedures but oh well.

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Old 01-04-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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Is the new floor going under the c-channel? It's important that it does.

Were you really able to get r-19 in the walls? Just curious.
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Yes got R19 to fit. Yes I got the wood to go under both sides. Not the front. BUT, The bolts are intact in the front and going to reinfoce with L brackets today.

Also putting in New flooring today. As in Traffic Master Resistant flooring.

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BUT, The bolts are intact in the front and going to reinfoce with L brackets today.

Also putting in New flooring today. As in Traffic Master Resistant flooring.

Shane
Whatever you can do so the space between the c-channel and frame does not collapse. The frame, floor and shell all work together. That gap work be a weak link. Most of the frame strength in an Airstream comes from the shell. Hope some of this helps.

Keep the updates coming.
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Was wondering if it is a good idea to leave the paper backing on the insulation? Also, I believe if you compact the R19 to fit in the walls you will have less insulating properties of uncompacted 1 1/2" or 2" thick insulation.
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R19 is only R19 when it is installed at the thickness recommended on the wrapper. The more you compress it the lower the R value. This applies to all fiberglass insulation.
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R19 is only R19 when it is installed at the thickness recommended on the wrapper. The more you compress it the lower the R value. This applies to all fiberglass insulation.
Well I guess you learn something new every day. What I put in there is a lot better than what was in there.

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R19 is only R19 when it is installed at the thickness recommended on the wrapper. The more you compress it the lower the R value. This applies to all fiberglass insulation.
Exactly. It is actually the air "trapped" in the expanded fiberglass that does the insulating.

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Well I guess you learn something new every day. What I put in there is a lot better than what was in there.

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Wow - looks great! We have a '75 Argosy 24', and the PO put marmoleum flooring in that, shall we say, has not weathered well. I think we'll have to replace it soon. What type of flooring did you use? How much square footage did you need?

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Here is what we used

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The floor looks good Shane. No need for a "flame suit". For the most part the people on airforums are just trying to help. At the end of the day it's only you that need to be happy with your Argy.
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