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Old 04-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #15
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My black tank is on top of the floor, directly under the toilet.

What I'm considering doing is doubling up along the long edge, and then obviously the splice. In addition I'm thinking about biscuit joining wherever possible.

Then again, the joint needs strenght, but it's not like it's going airborne ( I hope)
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:24 PM   #16
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I'm sure this has been asked before but I was unable to find it with search function. I see where some have set their (Skil type) saw to cut at the depth of the plywood then proceed to make cuts around area to be replaced. My question is what do you do for the areas next to the wall? My saw will only get to within about 6 inches of the wall then there is another 2 inches under the wall to deal with. Thanks.
Hi SilverHoot,
Are we having fun yet? I just went thru this stage a few weeks ago. You can get pretty close w/ a reciprocating saw, but as stated elsewhere you have to be very attentive or you might saw into something you didn't intend to. (No big deal, just had to repair weld a few small cuts in the frame.) For the final act use a fairly large bit (1/4 - 3/8) and drill zillions of holes into the plywood. You can even drill at an angle into the area under the c-channel. Then go at it with a big ol' screwdriver an' hammer. Mine was pretty rotten so it came out in big chuncks. As for those rusty bolts and screws an angle grinder w/ a cut-off blade is the way to go.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:37 PM   #17
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Got the back piece out!

Once I removed the hidden rivets (they were at about 6-inch intervals), removed rearmost the belly pan, dremel cut-off carriage bolts and removed U-channel I tried prying at the joint and it would not hardly budge. Found that it was joined and cleated with another piece of plywood at the joint. So I lifted and twisted and cussed and pried and ripped it outta there. Cannot believe how wobbly the WHOLE shell is with just that rear portion removed. Going to get some bracing on it as I work towards the front.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:39 PM   #18
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My black tank is on top of the floor, directly under the toilet.

What I'm considering doing is doubling up along the long edge, and then obviously the splice. In addition I'm thinking about biscuit joining wherever possible.

Then again, the joint needs strenght, but it's not like it's going airborne ( I hope)
Here's a early Safari with the same rot as yours

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...air-38434.html
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Kip, did you have the interior skins removed to do this?

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Kip, did you have the interior skins removed to do this?

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Yes, it was completly gutted.

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