Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-06-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 86
Help I am About to Put in New Flooring

I removed the carpet from my 1973 31ft Rear Bath sovereign and found a small rotten spot by the door (1" x 5") I was going to fill that with bondo auto body filler and sand. Will that work?
My big concern before I put down the flooring is that the plywood seam between the kitchen area and the bedroom does not meet cleanly. The bedroom piece seems to be free floating at the seam. Is it supposed to be this way and if not how do I fix. Can I put a threshold there and install flooring?
Thanks for any help
__________________

__________________
AustinAir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 10:33 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
cameront120's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
North Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,422
Images: 23
A threshold would make the most sense if there is a seam that has any movement. That seam will transfer to the flooring and will be quite visible (assuming you're using a vinyl flooring of some description). As for the small rotten bit, once the leak is repaired, you could cut that bit of rotten plywood out and scab in a new piece. Fill any seams with a non-shrink wood filler.
__________________

__________________
Cameron & the Labradors, Kai & Samm
North Vancouver, BC
Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - Mame Dennis
cameront120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 05:26 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
1973 31' Sovereign
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 86
My flooring guy way able to secure the piece of plywood with some wood screws and we chiseled out the bad wood and bono in the spot. The leak had already been fixed.
Thanks for everyone's help.
__________________
AustinAir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2008, 07:18 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
vinstream's Avatar
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
1963 19' Globetrotter
1961 19' Globetrotter
Wheat Ridge , Colorado
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 624
Images: 2
FYI....Please do not use Bondo... It is great for filling the problem but I would try to find something that has more strength... Fiberglass or floor leveling compound with layers of mesh would be the way I would go... GOOD LUCK!!!
__________________
www.VINSTREAM.com
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
WBCCI # 1962
Instagram #Vinstream
vinstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I put something in my oil? ArtStream Tow Vehicles 4 10-24-2007 12:22 PM
Where should one put a stereo? gergstuff All Argosy Trailers 11 06-14-2007 07:09 PM
Put me in a harness... bevman Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10 04-02-2007 02:03 PM
Wasnt for sure of where to put this.... Angel73 General Interior Topics 15 05-05-2006 08:31 PM
And Now to put it back together. 59toaster Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 50 10-23-2005 07:56 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.