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Old 06-20-2011, 02:46 PM   #449
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I've put one in for the fresh tank too, I think it'll work just fine.
We are looking forward to getting homemade getting on with the last six weeks of work
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:34 PM   #450
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Desperate times

Well we're at the five weeks to go point and it's not looking like there's much wiggle room in the schedule. We did just get the shower tub installed and sealed up which is a big landmark, a little plumbing on the exit side and I can move onto the supply side. I've booked the 'stream in for some professional tlc, a local RV dealer is going to install the propane lines and regulator for me which will save a little time and help me sleep at night.

I'm a bit stumped with the city water regulator; I'd kind of assumed it would attach to the city water inlet inside the trailer between the inlet and the fresh plumbing system but it seems much bigger, what gives?

After a thoroughly terrible experience with the Honda Power Equipment dealer in Calgary I bought an EU3000is generator from another dealer in Edmonton. So far I've just run it for an hour as I'd like to get the 20hr oil change out of the way before I go on a big trek and I really like it. It's super quiet but is a bit large and may require some rejigging in the truck bed area. Now I need an air conditioner to justify the huge red toy.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:43 PM   #451
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Those are some fancy valves there in the shower... I like it!!
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:51 AM   #452
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Down to the wire

So, a couple of weekends to go and there's more than a few jobs still to take care of, mainly finish cabinets, install flooring, doorway (build door too), wire and plumb to finish, complete dinette table and pedestal unit, source all essential stuff like hoses, install genset in truck, install AC unit and cooling system ducting and circuitry, fab and install screens and maybe hit the weigh scales and do a bit of balancing and if I'm lucky test run the plumbing before 3 weeks on the road.

This week I had a local RV place install the propane lines, they did a nice job if a little pricey (over $1100 reduced to $800 after my nearly croaking on the spot). I also picked up the dinette upholstery and the GF stuffed them all with foam and Dacron and they look great. We also picked up the screens which had taken $400 and 3 weeks only to find that a one legged cat could have done a better job so they went straight back :-( So Fraserway RV gets a thumbs up Airdrie Windshield and Glass gets a huge "avoid like the plague thumbs down".

I also found a neat 1 1/2" Y valve at WestMarine that mounts flush so we can switch pump out from black to grey easily, pricey at $70 but at this stage money is pouring into parts like there's no tomorrow so I'm trying not to dwell on it too much.

The drawer and panels are going to get trimmed to final size today and laminated with a sculpted Formica P lam.
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:03 AM   #453
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This week I had a local RV place install the propane lines, they did a nice job if a little pricey (over $1100 reduced to $800 after my nearly croaking on the spot).
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Wow, just fell off the chair, looking great!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:09 AM   #454
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You're telling me. When they said 7 hours at $130 I suggested they get some new techs... Welcome to Canada Nice guys though
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getting closer

A few small wins this evening. I finished trimming and laminating the drawers and panels; added support rails for the dinette to hold the table in place as a bed platform and slipped the fridge in for a test run.

The fridge is uber quiet and the Danfoss compressor doesn't even seem to get warm; it chilled a couple of Keiths down pronto. I'll have to do an ice making test and time it next.

It's a little hard to see but the Formica skins on the drawers have a really neat pattern in the material.

After work tomorrow I'll be trimming the dinette table with aluminum and hopefully starting on flooring....at some point I'll have to take care of the plumbing and wire up the distribution panel but that parts a little daunting.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:52 PM   #456
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7 hours at $130 Welcome to Canada Nice guys though
Man I need to raise my rates!!! I will say that 7 hours to do the whole job is not too bad though. Flaring lines is not always an easy task.
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Looks really good and dig the fridge!!!
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:21 PM   #458
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So, not a bad couple of days. I ran all the PEX and installed all the 1 1/2" sanitation hose that the black and grey system requires. I'm almost stunned at how much all the fittings, pipe, hose and stuff has added up to. The good news is that after a couple of false starts the vacuflush system seems to work; quite a relief.

We fitted one of the 1" venetian blinds and it went great but I did break a weld on the window closing it so I'm going to have to take it in to work and see if it can get a tack weld or something.

I've noticed the door knob is starting to perform poorly to the extent that I'm sure it won't open from the outside soon. It was replaced with the correct new assembly when I bought the trailer 3 years ago but I'd love to ditch it and get something better. I don't particularly care for the appearance so keeping it stock is not important to me and I wonder if anyone has found something less finicky that works for a slim yet set back scenario.

Tomorrow it wiring day and if that goes well a full fresh water through to dump test; fingers crossed...
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:32 PM   #459
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Just desperate

Some days it just doesn't go that well.

I tried to get the wiring done but hit some roadblocks.

Attached is a picture of the Progressive Dynamics Power Control Center PD4045.

I've attached the 110V shore power (fat wires) and the main breaker and branch circuit for the converter along with battery wires to a temporary 12V battery. It does nothing; I kind of expected the fan to spin up as it charged the battery but it twitches a few degrees when I flip the breakers off and I'm stumped. The instructions are useless and I'm hoping someone out there has this figured out already.
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Not to be a smart-aleck, but is the power on? What voltage is coming over on the shore power?
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Shore power is on. I didn't check the voltage but it was straight from the garage so 120V give or take. I tried grounding the "-" battery terminal in case that was it but no luck. I'll try a call to their help desk in the morning and try and move on from there.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:27 PM   #462
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The fan nudge is a good sign - have you loaded the controller so it starts warming up? 24/7 fan is maybe not needed as there could be a temperature limit to kick fan on, or a variable speed fan on sensor heat-load demand?
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