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Old 03-19-2011, 04:24 AM   #15
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rivet guns ordered on thier way.

Man I love craigslist $6000 set for 450.00
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the guy says he has one more set for sale.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:31 AM   #16
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Fireplace

Just picked this up for 100.00 today and it looks like it will fit next to the fridge wall.
Heritage Cherry Windsor Vent Free Gas Fireplace Package
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:01 AM   #17
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Stack Windows

working on my stack windows today. Ok so they were leaking and I removed the split ring inside and removed the plexi then scraped the window of the film and cleaned it I used a razorblade and windex, then I went to the outside of the rig and used a industrial grade razor knife to cut along the edge of the window and trim to release the butyl tape, this was fun! Then I used goof off to remove excess tape and cleaned the glass. I notice that there were spots where the tape had let water seep through so I am less inclined to use the tape again I think I will use the tape as a spacer so the window will not sit against the frame but I plan to use sikaflex both on the inside of the frame and the outside of the window. I think this will seal better. Oh dont remove your rubber window seats leave thos in place, they are at the bottom of the window frame. I will use the gila solar film on the glass and reinstall with the smoke plexi tomorrow.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:36 AM   #18
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To remove calcium and lime deposits from your removed glass use CLR Calcium, Lime and Rust Remover don't get it on the aluminum it will etch it, use on removed window and follow up with the fireplace glass cleaner mentioned earlier.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:18 AM   #19
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Cleaning glass and install

Remove pane
Clean with windex and window razor
Clean residual butyl off with goof off
Wash window with CLR and let some soak on the glass to loosen calcium and lime. Scrape if needed.
clean with windex
polish with bathroom scrubber and rutland glass stove cleaner,fold paper towel into fourths put on bottom of scrubber.
Wash window
Windex window
Apply thermal film
Clean Channel and dont loose your rubber spacers = Wire wheel (Fine)
Apply butyl rubber tape to outside of window pane edge (needed to hold window into place while sikaflex cures.
Install window with rubber spacers on the bottom
Sikaflex inner part of window avoiding split ring channel.
Install Plexi which has rubber seal attatched
Install polished split ring
Sikaflex outter part of window
and six hours later your done he he
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Sealant update.... Switching to sikaflex 295 Marine grade with advanced uv protection (black or white color) with activator for windows. After much reasearch and talking to the sika rep I have decided this is the way for me to go. Will pull vistas later and redo installing stacks now. Vista View window with plexi inside glass needed. Please help me find one.
Bonding of Safety, Laminated, and Insulation Glass Windows
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:32 AM   #21
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Sitka 295 Marine Grade on Stack

Here is what it looks like and all hand tooled no tape no alcohol of course and no acetone. OOPS i meant SIKA like sika getting my fingers gooey
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:57 AM   #22
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Lookin good. Now you just have the rest of em to do
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:28 AM   #23
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thanks Beast, you are welcome to visit I got hot dogs and a grill and a case of beer for an extra hand
Ok ran into problem... I dont like the adhesion qualities of butyl tape in my windows sooo I am not using it permanetly in the reinstall. I am floating the glass entirely in sika 295.This is how to do it.
take your glass and find the Herculite markings to determine the outside of the glass, it should read properly from inside the rig on the bottom right corner. lay it on a towell.
Flip glass over giong left to right, now logo is on the left corner bottom.
Take a good scale and GREY Butyl tape, I dont like the new white stuff and weight TWO grams of tape which you have rolled onto Jelly bean sized pieces. You will need six " two gram jelly beans "
Place them three on top of pane overhanging the glass a little and three on the bottom of pane slightly higher than the bottom edge of the glass.
treat your window channel with activator
superglue your rubber base spacers back into frame
install window with beans facing out and remember orientation (herculite letters bottom right) and beans overlapping top edge of glass slightly.
Push glass firmly against channel evenly depressing beans slightly, not too much you need about an eighth inch gap outside.
Sika inner frame and window avoiding split ring channel (which is almost impossible)
Let cure one day or so
remove beans by pulling up on them and being patient they will come out use a little water if needed and a plastic scraper to pry them out.
Take clean thin paint brush to apply activator between window and outter frame.
Seal outside of window
Clean split ring channel,razor and ice pic or scribe.
Clean inside window with soap and water, no windex
proceed with install of plexi with rubber seal and split ring.
You now should have about three quarter of a tube or so of sika 295 sealing your window it should be WATERPROOF TO A DEPTH OF 1000 FEET. Well maybe not quite but I bet it will last 50 years.
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Old 03-24-2011, 06:18 AM   #24
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Sounds like a good fix. Have any pics?
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Here ya go. Looks like we are going to make a historic record for days rained this month, more than any since recorded history. Go figure right.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:06 AM   #26
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Picked this up today

onan 6500 lp gene. It has 500hrs on it only powers to 50% load and shuts down. Gotta get it fixed. Paid 350.00 Any ideas on what could be wrong? Vaporizor or regulator maybe?
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I never thought I would have to be a gene mechanic, so one more thing to learn I guess. I plan on using the gene with HHO generator to increase efficency and power a prius car battery and have solar cells on roof. Gonna be a major project.By the time i'm done I will have learned Hydrogen generation, solar and generator repair and maybe a small wind turbine somewhere on top to charge while towing. It will be fun learning this stuff. Ohh boy what did I get myself into, he he.
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Hydrogen generation. Wow. Sounds interesting. The small wind turbine is a cool idea too. I think a larger charging circuit and 200amp alternator on the TV would be another option as well. Like the ideas.
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