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Old 02-20-2017, 06:30 AM   #225
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Still making slow and steady progress on the 370. The Kool-O-Matic is now completely removed, I used a suction cup to remove the dents in the forward and rear end caps....that was a lot easier than I had anticipated ! The generator is now re-installed, the valve covers are also back on along with the related emission controls. On the down side we removed the refrigerator only to find out there is no way to move it forward without removing the dinette bench.....more work, shower stall is now completely gutted and I can start removing the wall paper and installing the FRP smooth panels. Regards, Bob
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:35 AM   #226
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Look at that; a rivet master and a supporting member.....we all are so proud.

Great work Bob but what are FRP panels? Need pics!

All this work going on is making me tired and the snow just melted off mine yesterday.......it'll be back though.

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Old 02-20-2017, 06:39 AM   #227
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ID:	280162 Had a nice visit from Charly (Streamquest) yesterday, he made the trip from Boston (4) hours, and spent the afternoon checking out the operation. Before he headed home we (Debbie, myself, and Charly had dinner at a local restaurant, thanks again Charly for the nice meal. Regards, Bob
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:36 AM   #228
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FRP panels are used a great deal in the food service and bar industry as finish surface, usually over drywall, that meets code for cleaning and sanitation. Waterproof slick finish, very durable plastic of some sort I believe. Its tough stuff, holds up well. Many times a textured finish but slick. Cleans very nice and mold resistant. A little nasty to work with unless you do it on a regular basis. Button type fasteners, predrill, kinda like a large headed plastic rivet, and adhesive.
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Mike, can you forgo the fasteners and just use contact adhesive like Formica?
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Old 02-20-2017, 02:28 PM   #230
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FRP panels are used a great deal in the food service and bar industry as finish surface, usually over drywall, that meets code for cleaning and sanitation. Waterproof slick finish, very durable plastic of some sort I believe. Its tough stuff, holds up well. Many times a textured finish but slick. Cleans very nice and mold resistant. A little nasty to work with unless you do it on a regular basis. Button type fasteners, predrill, kinda like a large headed plastic rivet, and adhesive.
Got it; should have Googled it first I guess. I just revinyled all of my interior gables; including the shower.

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Old 02-20-2017, 04:23 PM   #231
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Lance, I suppose if you can temporarily cross brace it long enough for the glue to set it should be fine. Or possibly use some of the new quickset adhesives. I would be concerned about the curve of the back wall though. You can also just use a minimal amount of fasteners to hold it in place I suppose. I can't think of any reason why you couldn't go over the existing wall covering also. They sell a variety of trim pieces to completely finish it out. Ive only worked with it in bar and restraunt construction.
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Old 02-20-2017, 05:00 PM   #232
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I am in the process of removing all the wall paper, I used the textured finish years ago to do my entire basement, it is my garage as well and I wash the cars there and it has held up well for 20 years, however I wanted a smooth finish for the shower, took me awhile but I finally found the stuff ! The new shower seat/ floorpan that is being made will be a navy blue marble finish, I'm hoping this finish works well with the polished brass! Regards, Bob
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:44 PM   #233
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I have to laugh....no that the dinette is removed and on the shop floor, I should have removed it before....would have saved my back doing all the electrical work under the seat. So, here I go again....may as well call my hardwood floor guy now and have the floor redone.....I'll just pull the couch and 2 barrel chairs and he can have at it ! Shower wall paper all off and now I can move the refrigerator up front. I am going to remove the insulation from around the refer. and replace it with foil faced styro board and I'll be building the defer baffle out of the same stuff. Should have the FRP started this weekend. Finally got the good brake pads delivered so I can move the 370 forward and start on the roof. All of the new recessed (original) lights have been delivered so I can get going on those as well.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-23-2017, 12:25 PM   #234
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Now that the fridge is out, I can install the baffle for the updraft that Lance told me about. With the addition of the 2 fans located at the vent opening I should have enough air flow to keep the fridge working properly. My plan is to put a switch in the cubby above the fridge to turn the fans on and off. My hardwood floor guy is coming out on Sunday to get going on the kitchen floor. The front and rear will be done in a navy blue carpeting at a later date. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-27-2017, 05:03 PM   #236
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Yesterday was one of those days, I was mentally wiped from a difficult install at work on Saturday so maybe I should have taken the day off and watched the Daytona 500. Everything I touched on the 370 fought me....about the only things I got done was the 110 service to the hot water heater and finalized the rear furnace install. Well hopefully I can get my head out of my rear end and keep cranking.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-27-2017, 09:35 PM   #237
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Bob,

You can't hit a home run every day. So while you were striking out, I actually got a couple of things done on my 370 thanks to your inspiration.

The auxiliary heater blower problem was solved by yanking out a coupe of drawers and discovering that the ground for the motor was dangling in air after the screw that attached it to the housing had fallen out, AND it works on both speeds!!!
Just as you predicted, the valve that controls coolant flow through the heating element was bound up. A little shot of "Blaster", and now hot air comes out!

And although I currently don't have water in my domestic system, the valve that controls the heat exchange/circulation through the water heater has been located and appears to be in working order.

As an added bonus, the fuse that handles the dash lights/tail light circuit was found to be defective, so now the threat of being rear ended at night has been somewhat reduced. The fuse would test positive for continuity when plugged into the block, but turned out to have one prong detached when I removed it. Just curious if you find some of the wiring diagrams in the manual to be a little screwy?

And thanks again for an awesome tour of your shop and home. For all the Bob Miller fans out there, I can't tell you what a fantastic set up he's got going. I made the trip out from Cape Cod to North Blenheim, NY following directions to "The Avenue of the Stars". Yup, not kidding. As I got into town, the nav directed me onto a narrow winding road, and up what seemed like a small mountain (at which point the street name started to make sense) until I came to "the big gray building". The overhead door opened to reveal three motorhomes and a 34' trailer parked side by side, flanked by a slightly smaller mountain of Snap-On tools and tool boxes. It goes without saying that Bob is not short on wrenches! The whole picture of all these big old aluminum dinosaurs way up there was so crazy that I wouldn't have been surprised to find Noah's Ark beached out back! But this is where all Bob's magic happens, and as he said, it's the perfect place to run them through their torture tests before taking them on vacation. Better for it to break at home than out on the road!!!

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Old 03-05-2017, 03:56 PM   #238
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Slowly but surely everything is still moving forward. I got the front and rear furnaces now permanently installed along with new interior wall aluminum and new insulation between the walls. I am slowly getting the bedroom dresser reassembled around the new furnace....had to have a couple new dresser panels made to accommodate the furnace ducts. The new medicine cabinet should be finished as well tonight. Shower wall FRP almost ready to go on and will start the foil faced refrigerator insulation soon. The new radiator will be installed next Sunday.Click image for larger version

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