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Old 02-23-2010, 09:16 AM   #225
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SilverHoot, Let me know how your realignment works. We are almost neighbors. We are in Yreka. I'll PM you with info. There is more details on what I had to do to make things fit.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:37 AM   #226
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Mice and Rats and Bees, OH MY!

I've removed the back inside end cap on the Cloud. And once again, "Mice and Rats and Bees, OH MY". Airstreams seem to be home on the range for all types of gritters.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:35 PM   #227
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blech! I WILL take the whole ceiling off my TW when I get the floor in... yuck!
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Old 02-23-2010, 01:54 PM   #228
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Marc, I'm going to start a new thread by the same title. I think it could help others rebuilding to solve some critter problems.
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blech! I WILL take the whole ceiling off my TW when I get the floor in... yuck!
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:27 PM   #229
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Side Bath Design

I've just finished the design for the side bath in The 55 Flying Cloud. It's not too different form some of the stock designs. But I have made some changes to fit our needs. I am includes 2 sets of pictures of the plan. As always, I'm open for comments. The different colors represent the sections. I'm planning on making molds and producing this unit out of fiberglass. The sections are so the pieces will fit through the door.
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That sure is excellent work Don. Both on the thought process and the rendering. A couple questions come to mind. How about slopping the horizontal surface under the sink for run off? I realize not much water would probably get under there but having standing water is not good. If you don't already have the sink, how about running the base all the way up to counter height and putting in a drop in sink to avoid that unusable dead space? Might even put in an access door for personal care items storage.

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Old 02-24-2010, 07:57 AM   #231
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Brad, great suggestions. I will probably work on those today. Once again the forum is so great. It's so easy to miss a good idea when one gets so involved in a project. A fresh look from someone on the outside can have such value.
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That sure is excellent work Don. Both on the thought process and the rendering. A couple questions come to mind. How about slopping the horizontal surface under the sink for run off? I realize not much water would probably get under there but having standing water is not good. If you don't already have the sink, how about running the base all the way up to counter height and putting in a drop in sink to avoid that unusable dead space? Might even put in an access door for personal care items storage.

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Old 02-24-2010, 08:00 AM   #232
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I haven't decided where to put the shower head yet. Anyone have ideas. Or comments on where their shower head is located. And what the good and bad reasons for the location.
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I haven't decided where to put the shower head yet. Anyone have ideas. Or comments on where their shower head is located. And what the good and bad reasons for the location.
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Unless you want exposed plumbing, the curved exterior wall is out so that leaves the two end walls. Putting the hot and cold water lines on the other side of the wall you chose may be decided by what's on the other side of that wall. Another item to consider is from which direction would the two water supplies be coming from.

Alot to ponder.

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Old 02-24-2010, 08:46 AM   #234
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Bath upgrade as per suggestions.
The plumbing for the shower is a good thought. I'm also wandering about the direction of shower spray.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:17 AM   #235
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Bath upgrade as per suggestions. The plumbing for the shower is a good thought. I'm also wandering about the direction of shower spray. Don
Hi Don:

You might consider having exposed plumbing inside the bathroom from the faucet "upwards", and use a hand-held shower head like those found in 1960's Airstreams. The head can be "hooked" to the wall for an overhead shower, or taken off to more directly reach those "underneath" body parts we used to be able to see when we were younger. :<> VanDyke's Restorers has the hand-held shower head and flexible hose:

Handheld Shower and Hose Chrome, Shower Heads and Accessories, Bath at Van Dykes Restorers

During a quick look in VanDyke's web site I could not find the other hardware, a wall-mounted "hook" and the attachment to the hand held shower head that provides the "hole" for going over the hook's vertical "post". But perhaps others can help you locate those parts.

I'd put the shower faucets on the left hand wall as one enters the bathroom, and put a mount for the hand-held shower head higher on that wall. This location is closest to the shower pan. It also places the faucet knobs close to you for water temperature adjustment while maximizing the water's impact. Nice drawings!
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:46 AM   #236
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Fred, thanks a lot for the suggestion. I like this unit a lot. I sure my wife will like it even more.
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You might consider having exposed plumbing inside the bathroom from the faucet "upwards", and use a hand-held shower head like those found in 1960's Airstreams. The head can be "hooked" to the wall for an overhead shower, or taken off to more directly reach those "underneath" body parts we used to be able to see when we were younger. :<> VanDyke's Restorers has the hand-held shower head and flexible hose:

Handheld Shower and Hose Chrome, Shower Heads and Accessories, Bath at Van Dykes Restorers

During a quick look in VanDyke's web site I could not find the other hardware, a wall-mounted "hook" and the attachment to the hand held shower head that provides the "hole" for going over the hook's vertical "post". But perhaps others can help you locate those parts.

I'd put the shower faucets on the left hand wall as one enters the bathroom, and put a mount for the hand-held shower head higher on that wall. This location is closest to the shower pan. It also places the faucet knobs close to you for water temperature adjustment while maximizing the water's impact. Nice drawings!
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I haven't decided where to put the shower head yet. Anyone have ideas. Or comments on where their shower head is located. And what the good and bad reasons for the location.
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Do a quick Google search on shower head slide bar . This will give you many options.

My thought is to have one nozzle. Mounted low on the bar for the sink. Slide it up to the desired hieght for a shower.
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Don, your drawings/renderings are very impressive. Am I correct that they are in SketchUp?

I have a 56 FC (that I acquired last summer), but I still am in the demolition stage. I hope to build a wet bath similar to your plans, and (to simplify the plumbing) I have been thinking about a single fixture for the sink and the shower similar to what FC7039 suggested.

Excellent work! Hank
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