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Old 03-30-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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Time for a new floor and other upgrades

Well my original M70 Domectic fridge died last week, so I figured if I have to take it out, I might as well put in a new floor! I pulled all the interior furnishings out yesterday.

My plan is to:
-Check existing subfloor and then seal it. (looks good so far)
-Install 5mm underlayment and seal it. (Underlayment is to get everything back up to original height and protect subfloor).
-Reinstall furniture.
-Install floating flooring.

Along the way I think I'll install new power and water inlets and an outside shower.

I have to be finished by April 22nd. That's when we're going to the Grand Canyon.

What could possible go wrong?
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #2
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Nothing will go wrong. Sounds like a good plan.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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Wow! I'm excited for you! And scared. There's nothing like a massive project with a scant deadline. You should have your own TV show. Take lots of pics for us.

BTW, I love the outside shower idea!
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:32 PM   #4
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Subfloor sealed!

So far, so good. No surprises with the subfloor. There's a little rot forward of the door but that's about it. I replaced the bathroom subfloor two summer's ago when I fixed the tail end sag. Sealed the subfloor with Behr Water Proofing Wood protector. Took a little more than one gallon to cover two coats. Next step is to install the underlayment and seal that with the same stuff.

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That is amazing, and I am all happy I have 6 of 16 lights switched out to LEDS. We all start somewhere and I think with an AS I better start getting handy. Good Luck, enjoy your trip. Sbb
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:28 PM   #6
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Underlayment installed and waterproofed

The underlayment is in and waterproofed. Looks good so far. I am really happy with the Behr waterproofing product. It took two gallons to put two coats on the subfloor and two coats on the underlayment. The first pic is the underlayment without waterproofing. The other pics are after the waterproofing was applied.
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Fixed toilet flange, too!

When I put in the new bathroom subfloor two years ago, I cut the opening for the toilet flange too big. The result was that some of the screws that hold the toilet flange to the subfloor had no subfloor to screw into, which made the toilet rock. You can see how the cutout is too big and offcenter from the tank hole in the picture below. The fix will be posted in a couple days.
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This is looking great. You've come this far, you might as well paint the walls.
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Looks great! This gives me some idea for my 72 Overlander. How many sheets of underlayment did you use total for the floor?
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Fixed toilet flange, too!

Here's what my new toilet hole looks like. (that doesn't sound right). I cut an oversized piece of stainless steel (about 2mm thick) that is screwed to the subfloor and the toilet flange screws into the steel. Much more stable!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:45 PM   #11
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New power and water connections

Today I installed a new Furrion 30A stainless power connection as well as a stainless water connection. Both are from Vintage Trailer Supply. Both were very easy to install.

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How about I just have Beth scrub them? Oh yeah, she did that today!
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Looks great! This gives me some idea for my 72 Overlander. How many sheets of underlayment did you use total for the floor?
I used 7 pieces, but that left a little extra. They were only $12 each at HomeDepot.
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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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