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Old 03-22-2008, 09:47 AM   #29
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DO NOT USE CINDER BLOCKS ! It could cost you your life. Wednesday my Engine Company had the unpleasant task of extricating the body of an individual who was killed when the blocks under a house trailer failed as they were attempting to install axles to move it.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:50 AM   #30
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Raising "Airbean"

Friends, I called Rod at CandG Airstream in Bellflower L.A. and he said there is no need to raise the trailer unless I could not get under it now.
There will be not need to remove the underpan which was the reason for lifting her up in the first place. Rod said there is nothing I need inside the belly pan but insulation and frame. We were thinking of running new wire throught the belly pan for AC sockets and and the new 3way Suburban water heater. Besides I will have enough work right now just replacing the floor under the tub.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:45 PM   #31
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6gal vs 10gal. suburban water heater

Hey Safari62,
I think the 6 gal. water tank is good for our size Ship but I wonder if we won't comprimise showers unlike you mentioned. Also the size is smaller of course for the hole size. 12 3/4" X12 3/4" etc. The 10 gal. is 16"X16" which fits the hole allot better. But if you still feel it is adiquate then my metal guy will make the outside coverguard larger to accomodate the smaller size.
Is that a water tank replacement you have in the photo? I was wondering about the same thing and wonder if I should replace our old metal tank.
Your plasiform company sent a estimate for our Globe Trotter to be $129.00 or something close to that plus shipping.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:17 PM   #32
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1963 Globe Trotter Water Heater

Suburban 6gal. 3way electrostart is what we are going to use for our water heater.
I am enclosing photos of my floor relacement under the tub and biffy. At first I covered the hole with pressure treated wood thinking this will certainly prevent further wood damage and then a streamer told me it will damage the aluminum and metal parts of the undercarriage. So I took that out and painted all ends and tops and bottom of this proper flooring plywood and recut to fit. I cut the edges going under the cabin at a slight angle and sludged the wood into place. Nice tight fit. Anyone know a place to go to for the black drain pipes or is that a local thing? I think I need to replace the black tank gate dump valve too because I think it leaks. That is what I saw when I filled it partially with water and I don't think I can replace a inner seal? Or can I?
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:07 PM   #33
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Hey Safari62,
I think the 6 gal. water tank is good for our size Ship but I wonder if we won't comprimise showers unlike you mentioned. Also the size is smaller of course for the hole size. 12 3/4" X12 3/4" etc. The 10 gal. is 16"X16" which fits the hole allot better. But if you still feel it is adiquate then my metal guy will make the outside coverguard larger to accomodate the smaller size.
Is that a water tank replacement you have in the photo? I was wondering about the same thing and wonder if I should replace our old metal tank.
Your plasiform company sent a estimate for our Globe Trotter to be $129.00 or something close to that plus shipping.
If the water is hot enough for your first shower, leave the burner on and there with be plenty of hot water for the second, or third, or forth. If you turned it off before the first shower you would still get at least two showers, I'm sure. (Unless you're a girl of high school age?) It is heating water faster then you are using it with the help of the shower head on/off lever.

On the black tank valve, check this http://www.airforums.com/forums/f444...ild-40771.html as of late thread and try searching for what others have done here also. I never documented my experience but the valves can be rebuilt.
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:17 PM   #34
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6 Gal. is fine

I tend to over think and this is one of those.
Of course 6gal. will be sufficient! I just was not sure because the old one is 9gal. that I took out.
I am going to your black tank outlet valve assembly now and get over the water heater issue.
SW6PE Suburban 3/way electolite is it for me.
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:26 AM   #35
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Water Heater Install '63 Globe Trotter

These are the recent photos of our water heater install. Outside photo is not showing the bottom screen to vent which will be added later.
Suburban SW6DE Elec/Propane/Pizolight 6 gallon.
We could not ask for a easier fit up for exhaust and intake vents lining up
Thanks to "Canoe" and "Fotochop"
I used Stainless steel phillips screws for the shroud slightly over sized to prevent rusting.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:16 PM   #36
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Moving Along with the WaterHeater Install

This is my update to my install,
Hope this is helpfull by showing the inner workings of a '63 Globe Trotter.
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Getting Gloss Paint on sills

Unfortuetly I missmatched our paint color by several tones of almond.
Now we agree that the color of our window frames should match our
electrical socket plates. We will remask and do all over again.
"Love is the degree of tollerence" and so we will redo the tapping and repaint
without grumbling.
Our interior paint will be dodgey because we thought a 60's speckley texture would be cool. Now we have to decide whether we can do the speckle in a agreeable way as not to draw attention to it. Not sponge like or dabbing but more like spackle knockdown in a very fine subtle way.
Go McCain!
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:37 PM   #38
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Paris,

I am in the middle of doing a similar water heater replacement on our '63 GT. You have done a great job in reworking the original face plate, but I think you need to add some louvers on the left side for combustion air. Take a look at the picture on the Atwood/Suburban site. The replacement cover shows the location of these openings.
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Venting issue on Water Heater

Hey Steve, were can I find this site you mention?
I went to your site, excellent. Looked for the Nova frig and it is really an expensive unite. You really did score though you didn't mention how much you paid for it.
Hope I didn't make any blunders with venting on the water heater.
I will try to let you know how it comes out.
Please send me a link OK?
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Moving forward now at a good pace

This is today's work and I am planning a better way of showing progress.
Like a http with picasa.
Anyway here it is for those of you who care to see our restore progress.
Any suggestions on working with all is welcome.
Venting was a brought up issue earlier on the water heater replacement but untill I find out different ... well, I can still deal with it at a later time as we move along.
Thanks to "byamcaravanner" for including us with your time to help.
I will check out venting on water heater as soon as it comes up.
I installed a check valve to keep city water from going to onboard supply tank today as well.
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GlobeTrotter'63InteriorRebuild

Hello again, after veiwing some of the other restores associated with Airstream rebuilds I am truely humbled. What a love affair Airstream is for us all. We finally joined WBCCI (#2156) at the Perry Georgia rally in April. "Top of the Georgia" Region 3. Here is how far we have gotten on the interior rebuild: http://www.youtube.com/v/SC6GxUy_y9I...4abd6&border=1
YouTube - Airstream1963 Interior Restoration
Thanks to the work of the Airforums folks we have "YouTube" that plays now! HOW'D THEY DO THAT?
Our other YouTube post's are there as well. We missed not taking "Airbean" on our trip to San Diego this year but everything happens for a reason.
More later in September when we get back home.
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