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Old 04-27-2019, 02:48 AM   #71
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. . . so I have to figure out my next move.
I hope the flooding did not affect you. Thanks again for your detailed thread about the evolution of a "shell off" renovation.

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Old 04-28-2019, 10:09 AM   #72
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Thanks Peter - Fortunately the Love Shack was in no danger of flooding. But between traveling for work and the insane number of days of rain progress has been slow. The up side is I see where most of the leak are. The down side is it has to be dry to do the sealant and now that it is warm the grass is competing for all of my dry weather time. I swear the grass is growing twice as fast this year.
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Old 04-28-2019, 02:35 PM   #73
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Thanks Eric.

To paraphrase an old musician . . .

"The answer, my friend, is mowin' in the wind!"

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Old 06-01-2019, 07:16 AM   #74
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Holly cow another month has passed. Here are some highlights. To start with non Argosy related I broke down and bought a Flicker account so now I can upload pictures again. I looked for another free site but they all pretty much limit you on the size of storage so I gave in. Now I can share my pain with the rest of you.

On the Love Shack, I am putting things back together. I was playing find and fix the leaks most of the spring. While I didn't do a physical count I would guess there was at least 1,000,000 leaks. It felt like I would fix one leak and that would let me see two more that were above it. I had leaks that defied physics, water running up one side of the trailer to come in on the other side. But thats all water under the bridge now.

I decided to go with rockwool insulation in the walls but I could only get it in standard home wall thickness 3.5 inches. I found that I could split it with a sharpened machete with some success. I used it in both ends of the Argosy and took some temperature readings using a thermal gun. My hopes of any great improvement over the pink insulation was quickly dashed with about a 1/2 degree improvement. I then bought some AC ducting insulation with the reflective backing and tried it. It is easier to work with and I am seeing the same insulation value. Bottom line the exposed exterior skin was 100 degree in the sun. Factory fiberglass insulation was 93 degrees, Rockwool was 92.5 degrees and the ducting insulation was 92.7 degrees.

[IMG]20190527_105736_resized by Eric Frye, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]20190528_101919_resized by Eric Frye, on Flickr[/IMG]

Enough of that! I took vacation this past week and managed to get quite a lot done. I have the end caps back in and insulation 75% completed with the bottom two rows of skin in place.

[IMG]20190529_161948_resized by Eric Frye, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]20190530_202539_resized by Eric Frye, on Flickr[/IMG]

I stopped at that point so I could get all the electrical circuits install and tested. I moved a couple of outlets and added a couple of new DC circuits in preparation of new refrigerator. I think I have decided on a DC compressor type unit instead of the gas/electric model. I even got a new Progressive Dynamics 60 amp converter to meet the needs.

[IMG]20190530_191626_resized by Eric Frye, on Flickr[/IMG]

Today I am going to finish the DC electrical and testing then install the rest of the insulation. Well that is the plan anyways.
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Thanks for the update, looks good!

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Looks fantastic. Thanks for the update
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