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Old 04-23-2006, 08:09 AM   #281
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I think I need to do something similiar with my doors. Note the plural; I like having a two door trailer but wish I didn't have to do this twice!
Good luck on your doors. If you have any problems and my information here isn't enough, feel free to PM me or whatever.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:32 PM   #282
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water heater installed

I finished the installation of my restored Bowen hot water heater. It was quite a long process. I have not included pictures of the rebuild steps. I'll have to wait until other utilities are hooked up before I can test the installation. I have included two pictures of the outside and inside when the process was complete. If someone would like more details ask.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:35 PM   #283
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garage left open

I left the garage open during dinner. When I returned I found a "Viceallope" had slipped in.
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Old 04-28-2006, 10:48 PM   #284
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Hummmnnnnn ....

Sorta looks like a Girabbit to me.
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:41 AM   #285
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Sorta looks like a Girabbit to me.
Maybe a worn out Easter Bunny!
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:02 PM   #286
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Pex water pipe installation

Finally completed the incoming water pipe hookups. I used Pex. I also pressure tested the system with air today. Pressure is holding. Included are 4 pictures. 1. the hot water tank with connections. 2. pipe layout in the bath area. 3. water inlet connections from the outside supply as well as the storage tank. 4. the supply tank and the original air pressure pump. If anyone would like additional information about which valve is what etc. I could include additional pics with identifiers.
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:26 PM   #287
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Update

Getting ready to repaint the Zolatone. You know the routine, sand, clean, sand, clean, sand, clean, tape. Clean again, re-tape, etc. It will probable be a while before I make another entry here. Hopefully a picture of the finished paint job.
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Old 05-04-2006, 11:09 PM   #288
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Hi Don, I have a question. Did you put a by-pass on your hot water heater ? I couldn't tell from your pics.

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Hi Don, I have a question. Did you put a by-pass on your hot water heater ? I couldn't tell from your pics.

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I'm not sure what you mean by a by-pass. I have a one way valve on the cold water inlet to the hot water heater. The connection which is in the lower section of the tank in the picture has a pressure relief valve that is exited out the copper pipe you can see in the picture. That same connection which is the tank drain valve is the one that goes to a drain that shows two red handled valves. One valve drains the hot water and the other is a drain for the cold water. Do I need something else? Thanks for keeping an eye on my project and what I'm doing. It's so easy to miss something. That can become a head ache later.
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P.S. the bad news is that while air pressure testing my water storage tank I have discovered a pin hole leak. Anyone have a good galvanized tank that wont to get rid of?
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I'm not sure what you mean by a by-pass. I have a one way valve on the cold water inlet to the hot water heater. The connection which is in the lower section of the tank in the picture has a pressure relief valve that is exited out the copper pipe you can see in the picture. That same connection which is the tank drain valve is the one that goes to a drain that shows two red handled valves. One valve drains the hot water and the other is a drain for the cold water. Do I need something else? Thanks for keeping an eye on my project and what I'm doing. It's so easy to miss something. That can become a head ache later.
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P.S. the bad news is that while air pressure testing my water storage tank I have discovered a pin hole leak. Anyone have a good galvanized tank that wont to get rid of?
I did have one but it is long gone and probably not easy to get from Iowa to California anyway...

The Hot water bypass is so you can take your hot water heater "out of the loop" when you winterize so you won't have to fill the entire thing with antifreeze. It's just a line between the in and out lines with valves so you can redirect water "around" the water heater.

Will you be making art in your trailer then? Wee little watercolors would be a good fit.

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I'm not sure what you mean by a by-pass. I have a one way valve on the cold water inlet to the hot water heater. The connection which is in the lower section of the tank in the picture has a pressure relief valve that is exited out the copper pipe you can see in the picture. That same connection which is the tank drain valve is the one that goes to a drain that shows two red handled valves. One valve drains the hot water and the other is a drain for the cold water. Do I need something else? Thanks for keeping an eye on my project and what I'm doing. It's so easy to miss something. That can become a head ache later.
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P.S. the bad news is that while air pressure testing my water storage tank I have discovered a pin hole leak. Anyone have a good galvanized tank that wont to get rid of?
Couldn't you just weld up the pin hole ? I guess before doing that I would want to know how is the rest of the tank. The by-pass I was talking about is exactly what Carlos described.

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I have an aluminum tank you may have. Can you pick it up, or find someone traveling through Minneapolis?
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I have an aluminum tank you may have. Can you pick it up, or find someone traveling through Minneapolis?
Would it be possible for you to send me a picture or two? A PM of something. If it will fit my needs, would it be possible to arrange a pickup by truck?
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Couldn't you just weld up the pin hole ? I guess before doing that I would want to know how is the rest of the tank. The by-pass I was talking about is exactly what Carlos described.

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Thats a good idea. After further inspection it appears that the tank has a slight bulge in the middle. My guess is that in was expanded in the original freeze that split the hot water tank. I'm going to take it out, remove all the caps etc. and do an inspection. If it looks like I can weld it, I think I will look into having it pressure tested afterwords. I like the idea of a pressure tank. Anyone wont to share thoughts on the pros and cons of pressure tank verses non pressure? Pumps etc.
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Bypass question

I usually completely drain all the water from the trailer after every use. In the other SOBs I've owned they have never had a bypass that I was aware of. Is this a special items in Airstreams? Or have I just been out of the loop? Would appreciate any discussion on the subject.
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Here's a picture:http://www.airforums.com/forums/222976-post5.html
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My tank is 55" +/- a little to 10" in diameter. Is your tank a pressure tank?
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P.S. the bad news is that while air pressure testing my water storage tank I have discovered a pin hole leak. Anyone have a good galvanized tank that wont to get rid of?

Don,

I also had a pinhole leak. Discovered when I was just about to pull out for a trip up the CA coast from Southern CA. I had just installed my wood flooring and finished the new goucho when the flood occured. With the help of a good friend and my very tall brother-in-law, it was pulled out. Raced around trying to find a welder to no avail. Finally thought to call "my son the plumber". He said, "huh, just use JB Weld, wait 10 minutes and you are good to go.

I did, I was, and that was 6 years ago!
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Another possible fix is to use a sheetmetal screw with a rubber washer. I did this in college to my '66 Mustang fuel tank and forgot all about it until it was noticed by the guy I sold it to 6 years later. Never leaked gas.
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Thanks for the ideas. Here is what I did. Drilled a hole, threaded a 1/4 by 38 thread in the tank, used a screw, faucet washer, metal washer, faucet washer and a bolt on the inside of the tank. So far have tested to 35 lbs. and it's holding. Will test to 45 Lbs. tomorrow.

I tried my Par Air compressor for the first time. It works! It a Par Air compressor 7000. Anyone know where I can get overhaul parts for this compressor. It's nice to have extras for a item made in 1962.
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