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Old 05-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #323
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Sorry I took that the wrong way. Too much coffee.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #324
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Just havin' fun with you....didn't mean to push any buttons.

I'm really impressed with the work
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #325
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Labor Day Camp

This is how we do it down south.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:17 PM   #326
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Hey DanielB,

good job so far!

the megaupload site doesn't work anymore, can you repost that manuel? i have a 31ft 500 as well, yours is looking very good.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:10 AM   #327
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After 2 years I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I hope it is not a train.
Two major jobs remaining. Taking windows apart and redoing sun film and covering interior shells.

Thanks to two current threads, one by Panama Red and one by Zep, I'm making good speed on the windows.

Thanks to a source from Craigslist I have affordable aluminum sheets to do the interior. The aluminum is, I think, 3015 or 3051 alloy at .040 thickness.

I have 7 sheets now and should have 4-5 more pretty soon.
I got a nibbler (thanks Wabbit) at Harbor Freight and will start with the interior sheeting this weekend.

I'll get some pics. For insulation I did Prodex and then some sheathing with cracks filled in by blown insulation. Ready to rock.

I also got an installed a MaxxFan in the rear. Liking that, will do another in the front and some other nice vent/fan in the middle.

One question now is whether aluminum is ok as a backing for the stove or should I really go with stainless steel for some reason?
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:15 PM   #328
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I see you have moved along quite a ways with that Excella, Daniel, looking good. And the tractor looks interesting, as well. I've never seen a 3-point hitch on one of those small ones, but why not, I suppose? Hydraulic power doesn't nee a huge engine to operate.

Good to see you are going to do the interior in aluminum. Personally, I would leave it unfinished, not sure that JD Green goes so well inside, especially with that nice floor you did.

Funny thing I noticed. I remembered that somehow your photos all got reversed, an easy enough thing to do when you are scanning them, or cropping them.

But how in heck did you manage to reverse your video?
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Thank you Aage. It is a pretty interesting little tractor. The John Deere 140 was the first garden tractor John Deere made that had standard hydraulics. They made them from about 68-74. Mine is a 73. Still going strong. It has a 14 hp Kohler cast iron engine. I don't know how this ended up around here. Most all that I see for sale are up around the Great Lakes. Most people that have them seem to use them as snow plow tractors.

The mowing deck is more like a bush hog than a grass mowing deck. It is powered by an electric clutch (pto) in the front. I cut weeds head high and this little beast didn't break a sweat. It is an awesome little tractor.

I take all my pictures and movies on a MacBook Pro. They turn out reversed.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:43 AM   #330
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I'll get some pics. For insulation I did Prodex and then some sheathing with cracks filled in by blown insulation. Ready to rock.
DanielB, Can you expand on what material the sheathing is, as well as how you applied it? I can only visualize sheathing as CDX plywood.

Thanks
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Sorry, after a cup of joe, I see it is aluminum sheathing..duh! Is the blown-in insulation cellulose, or fiberglass?

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:06 AM   #332
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Sorry Mike,

I didn't do so good on the terminology.
For insulation I pretty much did what a lot of people do on here.
1. Against the inside of the skin I cut strips of 1/2 inch insulated sheathing.. like goes on the outside of a house under the siding, maybe an inch and a half wide.
2. Glued the strips to the shell, inside, along the ribs and across the center.
-this to create an air space between the shell and the next layer.
3. Prodex on top of the spacers and inside the ribs. Top to bottom, back to front, total coverage.
4. Finally structural insulated sheathing on top of the Prodex.
5. Filled in cracks and what not with the spray foam crack filler stuff.

The insulated sheathing came from Lowes. Some of what they have will bend some will not. Of course I got the kind that will bend.

This is the only picture that I have with the blue insulated sheathing in place. The dog seems ok with it.

The next picture is with the Prodex installed.

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Dan, The DOW styrofoam sheathing looks like its one piece. Is that what you cut? What did you use as an adhesive? That application is interesting. I may try it on mine. I really don't want fiberglass in my trailer, and Prodex by itself may lead to a chilly trailer when it gets cold. I wonder if the temps in November will be high enough for the adhesive?
Did you remove all old gunk from the aluminum panels before gluing to it?
Where did you get your Prodex from?

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1. Styrofoam sheathing cut into strips (dont need to be exactly straight or fit exactly).
2. Strips glued to inside shell with polyurethane based adhesive (like construction adhesives).
3. Prodex pieces (1 roll did 1 layer of my trailer) from Prodex Total Insulation 48 Inch
- this guy has sales all the time. Get on his mailing list.
-prodex cut to fit between ribs. Didn't need to glue it. It stays in place pretty well on it's own.
4. Styrofoam sheathing also cut to fit between ribs. No glue necessary here either.
- a single edge razor blade is barely enough to get through the styrofoam. Save your fingers and get a long razor blade.
5. Spray insulation for sealing around windows. Sealing holes and spaces with this.
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Was going to start attaching aluminum panels to the interior today, but got to the trailer and discovered that I was missing a connector for my nibbler. Managed to make a few cuts with the jig saw but I'll hold out for the nibbler.

Pics are wall w/insulation finished and outlets/wires cut in.
I'll go back in the morning and try out the nibbler.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #336
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Started cutting aluminum sheets today. Tried out the nibbler on a piece for the access door. It cuts really well, but hard to keep on a nice straight line.

The rest I cut with the jigsaw. The jigsaw worked great. Nice clean straight lines.

Got some pieces cut for the front. Rough cut and tacked into place with screws. Will come back for trimming and riveting.

Using the old interior panels as patterns, the marking and cutting went quickly.
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