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Old 08-08-2016, 07:47 AM   #365
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Attached is a bad picture of the Argosy TV Antenna. The mystery hole is not related to the bracket that I can tell
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That antenna sure did require a lot of roof penetrations! I've got the two big ones patched now and will be looking at the support bracket mounting holes this week. I glanced at them and they appeared to be sealed but I'll give them a closer look soon.

Thanks for the pic!

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Old 08-08-2016, 09:36 AM   #366
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I spent a good part of yesterday climbing up and down the ladder working on the two main openings created by the antenna. While I was making the patch for the large drive mechanism I decided to use a small patch and just plug each of the outer rivet holes with individual Olympic rivets. I felt a smaller patch would be more appropriate. The only problem I had was my rivet gun kept jamming. I think it probably jammed on me 8 to 10 times. Each time I had to climb down the ladder to fix the gun. Annoying to say the least! Only thing left is to shave the rivets and for the moment that task is pretty low on the priority list.
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Over the last few days whenever the heat of the day got to bad to be out in the sun I tinkered with the fabrication of the cockpit seat to pedestal adapters. Just need to sand blast and paint the lower portion of the seat pedestals and the seats will be ready to install in the cockpit, that is whenever the wood floors are finally replaced
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And here's another shot of the new AC condenser. It definitely looks huge now that the radiator is back in place. If that doesn't help the air conditioner keep things cool up front I'm not sure what would
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Old 08-09-2016, 06:45 PM   #367
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Ok, need some help! Ernie finished up the left rear banana wrap and we were doing a test fit and found a definite interference with waste drain pipe.
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The waste drain pipe seems to be up a good 2" or so higher than it should be where it comes in contact with the banana wrap. Looking the following picture of when Peanut first arrived at my place you can see whoever replace the broken valance used some thin aluminum sheeting that doesn't reach all the way to the bottom of the shell and the waste pipe is touching the aluminum.
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Here's what the drain piping looks like right now.
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My guess is whenever the banana wrap got busted up the waste piping suffered the same fate. So, can anyone provide me with some pictures from various angles of their waste drain piping and how it fits in relation to the banana wrap?

I'm going to have to do something to the waste piping but it sure would be handy to see how it's supposed to be!

Thanks!

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Attached is a picture of the Jelly Bean drain. There is an ABS cover over the drain plumbing.
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Drain Looking Aft

Another picture. The sewer pipe is something that I added years ago to store the drain hose outside. It goes in with a 90 degree turn above the drain plumbing and stops. There is just enough room to store the drain hose there instead of some place inside.
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Looks like it has been replaced from the gate valves out.

When I removed the external pull handles (for the gate valves), one was not attached, and it looked like the two small retaining screws had pulled out....maybe related to the banana wrap getting damaged?
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The parts donor (which donated the banana wrap) definitely has the outlet lower.



But the manual layout doesn't show any down turns in the pipework.



So that seems to suggest the tanks or the outlets from the tanks are higher?????
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Another picture. The sewer pipe is something that I added years ago to store the drain hose outside. It goes in with a 90 degree turn above the drain plumbing and stops. There is just enough room to store the drain hose there instead of some place inside.
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Gregg, thanks for the pictures, they help a lot. I like your idea for drain hose storage.

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Old 08-10-2016, 01:15 PM   #373
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The parts donor (which donated the banana wrap) definitely has the outlet lower.



But the manual layout doesn't show any down turns in the pipework.



So that seems to suggest the tanks or the outlets from the tanks are higher?????
Martin, I was looking at that piping diagram last night expecting to see some down turns in the pipe where it ran under the banana wrap and was surprised when I didn't. There has definitely been some rework to Peanut's waste pipes. I think other than time I doubt that it will be difficult to make the needed changes.

With luck all that would be needed is a 45 degree fitting at the end of the wye. That might provide enough clearance for the banana wrap.

If the ABS housing from the donor that covers the pipes is still laying around you might latch onto it. It may not fit Peanut right now but later it could possibly be fitted.
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Brad and Martin,
What I remember from the occasions that I have had the drain cover off is the diagram in the manual appears correct except that each joint was slightly mis-aligned as they were glued. In the end the glued up pipe configuration angled downward like in the first photo that I posted.
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What I remember from the occasions that I have had the drain cover off is the diagram in the manual appears correct except that each joint was slightly mis-aligned as they were glued. In the end the glued up pipe configuration angled downward like in the first photo that I posted.
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In other words an intentionally sloppy install
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An intentional sloppily installation is what it looks like.

The vertical vent pipe in the diagram penetrates the roof in the right rear. At the roof penetration, the vent pipe is sealed by a rubber gasket on the outside surface of the roof. As the rubber degrades with age, it can leak water down the vent pipe into the rear closet. You can inspect the vent gasket by removing the vent cover and inspecting the gasket.

Out of ignorance the drain diagram is nicely detailed. I don't have any coach service information. What is the source of that diagram?

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An intentional sloppily installation is what it looks like.

The vertical vent pipe in the diagram penetrates the roof in the right rear. At the roof penetration, the vent pipe is sealed by a rubber gasket on the outside surface of the roof. As the rubber degrades with age, it can leak water down the vent pipe into the rear closet. You can inspect the vent gasket by removing the vent cover and inspecting the gasket.

Out of ignorance the drain diagram is nicely detailed. I don't have any coach service information. What is the source of that diagram?

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The diagram is from the owners manual.

In my opinion, the 1977/78 Owners Manual is one of the best that was produced, but even a low resolution scan is 20mb and too large to attach here.

I will email you a link to my Google Drive Gregg so you can either have a read or download your own copy.
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A little more progress made on Peanut today

I'm happy to say the rear panel has now been replaced. Took about four hours for Ernie and I to put the insulation in and get the panel riveted in place.
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All that's left is to have the rivets shaved and the panel wiped down one last time with lacquer thinner.

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