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Old 04-05-2013, 07:14 AM   #15
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Thanks, I was thinking about that many but helps to ask!
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:04 AM   #16
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Very nice work. My compliments.

Is your water connection actually stainless? The one I got from VTS is plastic. I have not installed it yet.

I installed a floating cork floor and have been happy with it so far. What kind of floor are you going to install?

Keep up the good fast work!

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This is the one I used:
Stainless Fresh Water Inlet

It's metal, not plastic.

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Old 04-05-2013, 08:41 PM   #17
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Plumbing update

Today I finished the internal side of the plumbing from the new fresh water inlet. From the fresh water inlet I attached a check valve (recommended from VTS), 90 bend with PEX fitting sweated into it, PEX to another PEX fitting sweated into another 90 bend into the pressure regulator. I hang that regulator from a strap when the bathroom fixtures are installed. I like it, nice and clean installation.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:02 PM   #18
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New interior wheelwells

Today I ran new PEX from the bathroom sink up to the kitchen. For some reason, Airstream used 1/2" copper TUBE vice 1/2" copper PIPE for this run. Copper tube is what is generally used for air-conditioning. The problem is normal cooper fittings for plumbing are too big for the copper tube. So I yanked it all out and put in PEX.

I installed an outside shower unit in the compartment aft of the curbside wheel. I'll have pictures of it tomorrow.

I bought some 24 gauge galvanized sheet metal and made some new interior wheelwells. $40 for each piece from a local HVAC company. Bent it up by hand over a long table edge. First pic is the new insulation, next it the finished curb-side, and last is the finished street-side.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #19
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Look at you go! Wheel well looks nice!
John is taking a page from your book. He's outside working on the AS right now. New battery boxes, power converter, fuse panel, kitchen faucet, and fixed the problem with the in-op trailer brakes.
Whew, I need a nap.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:04 AM   #20
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Was wondering what you are using for underlayment and where you purchased? Does this just sit on top of the foor? Are you going to float a wood, cork floor? I am struggling with floor options.... linoleum(glue or floating), cork, or vinyl. Has anyone seen the Freefit flooring? It just lays down, no glue or click installation, would weigh 288 pounds to do full floor(my trailer is empty). Unsure if you can set cabinets on top.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #21
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I would not think that you could set cabinets on the Freefit flooring, but I don't know. I would contact the manufacturer and ask him.

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:28 AM   #22
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Was wondering what you are using for underlayment and where you purchased? Does this just sit on top of the foor? Are you going to float a wood, cork floor? I am struggling with floor options.... linoleum(glue or floating), cork, or vinyl. Has anyone seen the Freefit flooring? It just lays down, no glue or click installation, would weigh 288 pounds to do full floor(my trailer is empty). Unsure if you can set cabinets on top.
2mm underlayment from HomeDepot screwed down to subfloor. I am planning on installing a floating vinyl plank floor on top.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:33 AM   #23
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I see you've developed "while we're at it" syndrome. Careful, it's contagious and frequently is never completely cured. We are a case in point......
You're making great progress! When I first saw your deadline, I thought you were crazy but you're making a believer out of me!
We have a floating cork floor and so far (ok, only 2 weekends under our belt) love it.

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Old 04-07-2013, 03:11 PM   #24
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I used pl polyurethane adhesive and 5/8 brads for the underlayment. Front curve was the trickiest. Just because measure something at the floor width, doesn't necessarily mean it will drop in easy.

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My panel was badly damaged by previous owner. There were holes out the wazo. The underlayment is about the same thickness as the plastic wood panels the metal support give most of the strength to the wall.

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Exterior Shower

I have pics of the external shower below. I bought the entire unit from Amazon and removed the manifold and shower head from the "box".

Phoenix USA 377-I White Exterior Shower Box : Amazon.com : Automotive

I got the tub and shower cabinets partly installed today.
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Nice work!
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:50 PM   #28
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I forgot to mention the shower head has a vacuum break in it. This means the water in the shower hose will drain out the base of the hose once the water is turned off. This is to prevent water from back-flowing into the fresh water supply. Since I didn't want to water pooling inside my compartment, I sealed up the vacuum break hole with some sealant. I'm not too worried about the water backflowing into water supply.
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