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Old 06-01-2008, 10:34 PM   #57
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Was at Home Depot on Saturday - now they say the flooring should be "in" next Friday. Arrgghh!

I worked on the trailer in the storage yard rather then pulling it home this weekend. Among other projects, I removed the toilet flange screws, but could not budge it (didn't have the parts with me to make the spanner wrench). I then did the unthinkable and reached down the hole and felt that back side of the flange to confirm if I could feel threads (I could). That confirms it is a screw in version, so now I need to make that spanner.

I had decided the floor was hard enough (even though there were signs of water leaks) that I wasn't going to apply a hardener, but with the flooring delay, since I had already purchased some MinWax hardener, I also put that down around the floor edges today, just as a little insuance. All I can say is make sure all the windows are open if you ever do this - the fumes were intense. I hope they are gone by next weekend so that I can install the flooring (assuming it does come "in" on Friday).

SIDE NOTE: We have found that we can get Vulkem 626 and 636 from a local Fastenall store (but the smoother 636 is special order) for less than any online source I have found (between $5 and $6 per tube, can't remember the exact price). We ordered a few tubes of 636 (that is supposed to be in on Tuesday) so that I can get back to caulking seams, too.
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:05 PM   #58
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I couldn't budge my flange either. I tried un-screwing it with my hands and I tried tapping it in the direction it unscrews with a brass drift and a ball peen hamer and it would not move. But once I made the spanner wrench it came out just like opening a soda bottle. Like Archimedes said..."Give me a lever large enough and I'll move the world.

I used the Minwax hardener as a precation too, and your aren't kidding about the fumes . On a really hot day you can still get a hint of the fumes, but they disapated pretty quickly.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:19 AM   #59
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Woo Hoo! Got the call that the flooring is finally "in" at Home Depot. Hope to go pick it up tonight.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:23 AM   #60
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Woo Hoo! Got the call that the flooring is finally "in" at Home Depot. Hope to go pick it up tonight.
I ordered (3) boxes of the teak version on 6/2... they told me 3-4 weeks. Keep you fingers crossed.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:08 AM   #61
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Steve, is this for the new GT? And since the discussion has been around both the vinyl "planking" and the more traditional laminate floor, I'm wondering which one you're getting?

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Just finished my flooring...these posts inspired me

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f461/new-armstrong-floor-just-needs-moulding-42373.html

My first task with my new old as...Took out 30 year old carpeting , made some strange cuts, and since the toilet was wedged with some wooden spoons, I took those out and put the flooring under the toilet at the edges. I could not figure out how to take the toilet out.
Now to find some nice moulding.
Someone recommended flextrim, has anyone tried it?
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:32 AM   #63
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Steve, is this for the new GT? And since the discussion has been around both the vinyl "planking" and the more traditional laminate floor, I'm wondering which one you're getting?

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I ordered the Allure vinyl plank in teak... and yes it is for the GT. I need to get it set to go for an August 1st rally per the agreement I made with my wife.

I've made LOTS of progress so far, but still many things to do.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:41 AM   #64
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I ordered the Allure vinyl plank in teak... and yes it is for the GT. I need to get it set to go for an August 1st rally per the agreement I made with my wife.

I've made LOTS of progress so far, but still many things to do.
Really, you've made lots of progress? Because from reading your blog, all I can tell is that you've got some questions about curtains. Perhaps I just missed your detailed thread on the restoration somewhere here on the Forums????

(Just kidding of course, but you know how much we all love to follow resto/reno threads-- especially people who don't yet have their own Airstreams to work on!) '

Anyway, back on topic-- I didn't know they had teak, but I've never checked into special ordering. My HD has three in stock-- a light oak, and a couple of darker ones (maybe a hickory and something else?). I was really looking for a really light maple, but the light oak is pretty close to the color I'm hoping for and would probably work just fine.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:25 AM   #65
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Really, you've made lots of progress? Because from reading your blog, all I can tell is that you've got some questions about curtains. Perhaps I just missed your detailed thread on the restoration somewhere here on the Forums????
I prefer to spend my time actually purchasing and working on my trailers rather than posting and bloging.

When you actually get your trailer...you'll see what I mean.

To be honest, I created my blog because I knew if I didn't, I would have absolutely no record of my efforts.

As far as the teak... even though it was shown in the HD display, Ginger had a difficult time proving it existed. I sure hope I don't hear differently down the road. I think it will provide some nice contrast to my pickled oak cabinetry.
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My first task with my new old as...Took out 30 year old carpeting , made some strange cuts, and since the toilet was wedged with some wooden spoons, I took those out and put the flooring under the toilet at the edges. I could not figure out how to take the toilet out.
Now to find some nice moulding.
Someone recommended flextrim, has anyone tried it?
I used the quarter round that matched the laminate floor. Long pieces bend but I would not say very flexible. Will contour easily to not perfectly staight runs.
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Question on Allure/Konecto installation

Hi - we're also looking at ripping out the carpet on Our Gussy - the installation instructions for the floating vinyl flooring require that the floor, once down, should be rolled with a 100 lb roller! This is to ensure total adhesion of the "glue" strips.

Don't think a 100 lb roller will fit in the 22' trailer - what have others done to "roll out" the new floor??
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Hi - we're also looking at ripping out the carpet on Our Gussy - the installation instructions for the floating vinyl flooring require that the floor, once down, should be rolled with a 100 lb roller! This is to ensure total adhesion of the "glue" strips.

Don't think a 100 lb roller will fit in the 22' trailer - what have others done to "roll out" the new floor??
I weigh over 100 lbs. If you pay for my flight to Hawaii, I'll gladly walk on the seams for you.

Steve-- yeah, I know, rub it in some more that I don't have a trailer yet...





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Hey Marcus - thanks for the offer

We really don't physically live in Hawaii - just love the rainbow on the plate & the Aloha spirit!


I think the body thing would work IF the 100 lbs could be "concentrated" over a very small area . . . .
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Hey Marcus - thanks for the offer

We really don't physically live in Hawaii - just love the rainbow on the plate & the Aloha spirit!


I think the body thing would work IF the 100 lbs could be "concentrated" over a very small area . . . .
My guess is that you could also accomplish what is needed with a rubber mallet by just pounding along the seams. Or maybe you just need to put on roller skates and roll up and down the seams.

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