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Old 11-26-2006, 10:17 PM   #57
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Very Nice Job

Sergei, your work is very nice. Commendable. Thanks for letting us share it with you.
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Old 01-07-2007, 08:13 PM   #58
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miniature marine type fixtures, plumbing embedded in the walls

An earlier part of my plumbing job wasnít reported here.


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I wanted to have these miniature marine type fixtures appear out of the brilliant white epoxy-like walls with no supply lines seen, as in residential or high end boats.


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The plumbing was embedded in the walls, surrounded with insulation and further protected with electric trace heating good to 40^ below F.


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Old 01-07-2007, 09:05 PM   #59
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What do these miniature fixtures do? They are very nice looking and you did a great job, but what are they. I am beginning to feel like such a slacker with my Argosy after looking at all your work.
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Old 01-07-2007, 10:06 PM   #60
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I think...

the top fixture is an elbow for the shower hose to attach to. The bottom one is a mixture valve for the shower.

Sergei - did you find these at West Marine? I found simular items after you posted. Pretty nice - I'm assuming that there is 3" of space behind the mixture valve (as this is what West Marine says is neccesary).

Looking great! (again)

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Old 01-08-2007, 08:41 AM   #61
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Youíre right!

The top fixture is the union, which the hand shower hose attaches to. The lower is the control and mixer.

Juel, when you first wrote me on these forums you asked why I would even think of redoing such a nice, original Argosy.

Maybe I should have listened to you then!! A year later, I am just starting to put it all back together again.

Marc, the mixer is the one shown in the West Marine catalog. I contacted SCANDVIK, the manufacturer or importer in Florida. They couldnít sell direct but had 5 dealers quote me by email. It was a kind of email auction.

The low price was from BOATOWNERSWAREHOUSE.COM, 30% cheaper than West Marineís price.

Do you see the hole in the skin in the back wall? We turned the flexible lines in that space, remounted the plastic bezel on the rear of the Argosy and filled the entire thing with spray foam.

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Old 01-09-2007, 02:54 PM   #62
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neat little Water Pressure Regulator

Hereís the neat little Water Pressure Regulator from NHS Marine in Massachusetts.


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Iíll post a shot of it installed when we replace the belly skin and paint the trailer this spring.



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Old 01-09-2007, 08:37 PM   #63
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Marc:

Hereís a photo explanation of the embedded shower plumbing.


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We foamed the exposed plumbing lines as shown.


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Tremco 830 was applied all around the edges of the bezel before it was remounted and screwed back onto the trailer.

(We had used a fiberglass kit to rebuild the rear bezel or shroud that is a feature of the Argosy line).



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Before we paint the trailer, I will make small holes in the bezel, allowing it to be packed full of low expanding sprayed foam.


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The bezel...

just a bit off topic. I want to remove our bezel and just surface mount my lights. How does the fiberglass mount to the trailer? I didn't see any screws. Are they under the trim moulding that goes around the trailer?
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I think there were 9 screws, 2 long and seven shorter ones.

The long ones went between the lamps on each side I believe.

The shorter ones were along the top and bottom of the bezel.

In daylight tomorrow I will look to see if I can more clearly tell you were they are mounted.


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Old 01-11-2007, 04:01 PM   #66
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My memory was faulty

Marc:

The bezel attaches to the trailer body with 9 RIVETS, not screws.

They are all along the top lip of the bezel so that they are, as you guessed, hidden under the wrap-around trim piece.

There is no lip along the bottom. The bezel just hangs from the top lip. We used caulk all around the bezel so it is attached more solidly than before.


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