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Old 01-31-2004, 05:27 PM   #15
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Mark,
Yours must be an OH built unit? I had heard that CA built units had to follow a building code that demanded on cast iron like homes constructioned in the same year. I do not know if this is true, just heard it mentioned once some time ago.

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Old 01-31-2004, 08:18 PM   #16
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Asbestos and such

The asbestos floor tile issue isn't one that should really be of any great concern to anyone. Like in some of the other posts as long as you don't scuff or sand the surface the tile will last for ever. However, the tile isn't the only thing you have to think about. The mastic that holds the tile down could be asbestos containing too. There are many products out that can remove the tiles and the mastic and not render the asbestos friable. The easiest way to remove the tile without breaking them is to use a heat gun. This will release the tile and then allow the mastic to be scraped up too.
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Old 01-31-2004, 09:03 PM   #17
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Hmmm thats interesting, because I had cast iron in mine also - like FF it was sure great to get rid of all that weight. I was amazed how heavy it was as I took it out.

Learn something new everyday - I thought all had the cast iron.

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Old 01-31-2004, 09:11 PM   #18
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Our 59 is just like Mark's. It is a Ohio built coach.

All the water line connections were brass compression fittings like those in marks picture. Our shower appears to have about 6 inches of what I think is Galvanized to adjust size. Don't know if that was factory.
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Old 01-31-2004, 09:11 PM   #19
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By 'cast iron', I presume you're referring to galvanized, threaded pipe? Surely not the old oakum and lead caulked pipe?
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Old 01-31-2004, 09:25 PM   #20
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I don't think it was galvanized - when I cut it it looked like plain old steel to me - it was the same stuff that we had in our house as I was growing up. It was blackish/rust color. I was threaded though.

Toaster - to my understanding, all the water lines are/were flaired fittings. I wonder if your compression fittings are orginal

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This is a shot looking in the streetside closet showing the original breaker box, peeling original tile, the leading edge of the wheelwell and some of the cast iron plumbing. This plumbing is coming from the galley and goes under the streetside bed. There it goes through the floor and hooks up to the frozen solid with rust, drain valve directly under the toilet. There was cast iron going under the bathroom floor to under the curbside tub. All of it, including the traps, was cast iron and weighed a ton. I'm glad to say its all out and my Trade Wind lost some weight.

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As Shari pointed out, the tiles most likely might be of some asbestos mixture, but I would also add that any of the older paint inside the unit **could** also be lead based. Care should be used when stripping it as should care be used when removing the tiles.

At work they removed lead paints and asbestos (1920s through 1960s buildings). When they did it, they blocked off hallways at a time, enclosed all work areas, had masks, filters, positive air pressure, had special dumpsters and had outside air filter monitors.

Disturbed danerous materials (both known to the State of California, or not) can pose certain health risks and at the very least some basic precautions should be taken when dealing with them.
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Old 02-01-2004, 08:19 AM   #23
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FF:
WOW! Those pipes look like they weigh a ton. Did your Tradewind breathe a sigh of relief when you took them out?

I didn't find any flare fitting on my AS. Everything was compression.
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You're so right~

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Plus, great care has to be taken in the disposal of the hazard waste.~!~As anyone can imagine~!

Okay, today's another day..
We had a long talk with the "fingers"..They promise not to get gooffy on me again..lol



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Yup thats the stuff - the really heavy piece was the "Y" that connected to toilet with the rest of the plumbing and the drain connection - that thing weighed on ton..... .... ....... or so

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Both the trailer and I gave out a sigh of relief !! Ken's right, that mass of rust and iron that was under the toilet weighed a ton. It was slightly smaller than the size of a soccer ball and hardly recognizable. Guess all those years in the Pacific northwest had something to do with it.

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