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Old 11-13-2012, 09:42 AM   #309
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Derek - your picture does not show the compartment size, but you might be able to make a bracket(s) that will lift the Isolator 2" to clear the other cables in the the compartment. The Isolator needs to be secure and benefits from the cooling of the mount, so I would suggest a 3 or 4" wide full length bracket if possible.
If you have not got enough wire, you might be able to mount the Isolator on the bottom (inside) of a larger bracket to save splicing wire????
(nice aluminium bracket polished on the outer flat side )

The Isolator can be located anywhere its reasonably clean, just use appropriate size wire for the hook ups.

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Found out today, New Isolator is not same size as existing. Like 5" longer, and there's no extra space! Believe I'm going to try and 'step' it off of the firewall, because of the horizontal frame that is below Isolator area.

Original Isolator 120amp, new 200amp. Guess bigger isn't always better, huh??

Anyone had this situation?

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:30 PM   #310
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Whew!

Ok,
Not enough time today to get to Isolator project, but enough time to attempt removal of old Luan paneling on kitchen window wall. This stuff sure doesn't like any kinda of moisture! Very brittle. Best news out of this, behind all of that crappy wood, ALUMINUM! Albeit vinyl covered aluminum....
Jasco stripper??? Still have to get lower cabinet removed to get last of luan removed. There's always Sunday.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:16 PM   #311
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:42 PM   #312
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It's that time of the year....

Sorry, no postings for such a long time. Christmas Holiday season is a HUGE one for a Postal Letter Carrier. So, when UPS and FedEx say they delivered 11 million packages in one day, remember USPS delivers 111 million in one day, somedays I feel like I've got a million myself, lol.

But, never ever forget that I've got the 'beast' sitting in my drive. Out there each and every evening and Sundays just to sit inside, or fiddle here and there. Too many projects going on, flooring, walls, shower, water hose reel, etc......

No time for a visit to "Santa", so found this online for myself a Christmas present. A Christopher Radko glass Airstream ornament from Eddie Bauer!

SWEET!
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:24 PM   #313
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I thank you and the whole USPS for the job they do.....

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Sorry, no postings for such a long time. Christmas Holiday season is a HUGE one for a Postal Letter Carrier. So, when UPS and FedEx say they delivered 11 million packages in one day, remember USPS delivers 111 million in one day, somedays I feel like I've got a million myself, lol.

But, never ever forget that I've got the 'beast' sitting in my drive. Out there each and every evening and Sundays just to sit inside, or fiddle here and there. Too many projects going on, flooring, walls, shower, water hose reel, etc......

No time for a visit to "Santa", so found this online for myself a Christmas present. A Christopher Radko glass Airstream ornament from Eddie Bauer!

SWEET!
Thank you for all the 111 million pieces delivered in one day.....I love my priority mail on line labels.....that is a pretty cool ornament as well. thanks, paula
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:31 PM   #314
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Very nice ornament Derek! And thanks for all the hard work with the mail!!
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:01 PM   #315
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ok, the worst is over, we survived the end of the world on 12-21-2012 and made it into 2013.
My two new projects arrived at my home today. New shower pan and hose reel courtesy of BKahler!
Looks like even more stuff is getting ripped out now. Can't wait lol.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:22 PM   #316
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Nice!

So what are you going to use for the inside of the shower? Are you going to put the vinal wallpaper back up or something else?
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:23 AM   #317
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ok, the worst is over, we survived the end of the world on 12-21-2012 and made it into 2013.
My two new projects arrived at my home today. New shower pan and hose reel courtesy of BKahler!
Looks like even more stuff is getting ripped out now. Can't wait lol.
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Derek,

If rip stuff out to the point where your's looks like this then you probably will find it easier to just scrap it and find a new Motorhome setup like you want
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #318
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Derek,

If rip stuff out to the point where your's looks like this then you probably will find it easier to just scrap it and find a new Motorhome setup like you want

Brad
I've found 4X8 heavy vinyl sheeting that I plan on using for shower walls. Big Box store sells it along with corner bead. It's tomorrow's project if I don't get called into work. I'll post pix.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:13 PM   #319
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I've found 4X8 heavy vinyl sheeting that I plan on using for shower walls. Big Box store sells it along with corner bead. It's tomorrow's project if I don't get called into work. I'll post pix.
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Great! That would help allot with which direction I am going to head....
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Ok,
So shower replacement didn't happen after all. To be honest, at this point, I'll take all of the overtime I can get just so I can keep buying parts for and possibly paying off motorhome quicker!
Anyone out there know what size rivets I need to purchase? Know that BKahler has told me about a 5/8" head rivet, no idea where to go looking for these. Just looked at the Airstream website, jeez, do they really like their stuff or what?
Already have a nice pivot head rivet gun, but would really like to have what I need on hand.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
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PS -shower is held in with what looks to be like about 100 or so rivets.....
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:48 PM   #321
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Ok,
So shower replacement didn't happen after all. To be honest, at this point, I'll take all of the overtime I can get just so I can keep buying parts for and possibly paying off motorhome quicker!
Anyone out there know what size rivets I need to purchase? Know that BKahler has told me about a 5/8" head rivet, no idea where to go looking for these. Just looked at the Airstream website, jeez, do they really like their stuff or what?
Already have a nice pivot head rivet gun, but would really like to have what I need on hand.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks, Derek

PS -shower is held in with what looks to be like about 100 or so rivets.....
Not sure exactly where you will be using the rivets, but you don't have to buy the expensive Olympic rivets for most interior repairs. Home Depot and Lowes sell $6.- boxes of 50 or 100 aluminum rivets that may work for your project. If you need a bigger head and the rivet is hidden, you can always use a washer. I have used hundreds of those rivets and they work just fine. Remember longer is not always better, since you want the rivet to expand just behind the material you are fastening, i.e.if you use a 1/2" long rivet on material that is combined only 1/8" thick, the rivet may not be able to expand in the right spot to hold the 2 material tight. A little practice and soon you will be a Rivet Master
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Peter,
I'll go buy the washers and use them instead of the 5/8 rivets. Those are used in the upper cabinets, where they are attached to the ceiling. Still, I'm heading to Fastenall tomorrow after work to see if they possibly have them!
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