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Old 12-05-2017, 08:54 AM   #323
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Take a look at my Post #16 because it shows the original toilet
But then look at #81 because it shows my modifications to the holding tank and has the fitting removed. I The fitting was a weld in female pipe fitting that was glassed in.
I couldn't find any repair parts at the time & decided to replace my toilet simply because I didn't want to have to deal with that while camping.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:39 PM   #324
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Thanks for the pictures! You don't happen to still have that fitting do you?

I've been looking at the valve, it looks in good condition, the gasket at the flap looks dry but I think I can get a buddy with access to a hobby style laser cutter to make me a copy. I'm thinking of trying to polish, or at least burnish the base and leave it raw aluminum. I like that we can control how much water goes in the bowl, versus the combined flush and dump valve on the modern ones. I do have concerns about the flush valve so if anyone has a spare I'd be interested in picking one up.

thanks!

As a minimum I can find a weld on or floor flange and mount that to some stainless and bolt on with a good tank sealer.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:41 AM   #325
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I'll look but it will take a few days, pretty sure I tossed it when nobody wanted the toilet or other parts
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:32 PM   #326
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Thanks!

Itís been a frustrating week. All backwards motion. This past weekend I stripped the paint carefully off the sliding Formica over Masonite doors, but then realized the plastic was discolored from the spray paint and stickers. I went back and forth about new vs original but we couldnít live with the staining. I didnít notice it until they were up and I had better light After trying everything I decided to go ahead and paint them a close color to the original Formica.

The last two days they were carefully prepped then painted again

Tonight I installed them. I have to touch up the cabinets themselves since they only had one coat on the outside due to the riveting to install. I liked it overall though, but..


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I quickly discovered that the formica served an important function. Due to how thin the doors are, they flex and they rub against each other at times. The Formica can handle the rubbing, the painted surface canít. It scuffs. Soooo I wasted 4 evenings of work but learned something. When I make the front counters I will buy enough laminate to remake all 5 upper cabinet sets of doors in as close a laminate as I can find.
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I was able to get a lot accomplished this weekend.

First off my preway stove search is complete. Lots of cleaning but I have a good one now.

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I sanded the floors, and did some second applications of filler on elevator bolts where the filler shrank a little. Iíll get to sanding again tomorrow.

The last of the holes up front are patched and primed. The last roof locker was stripped to bare metal, primed and painted today. It was the worst one because of the heat from the wood stove they had under it.

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The power is on! Itís great to have outlets and lights finally.

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Iíve decided to install the tub completely before the cork goes in to avoid the aluminum skirting from possibly scraping the floor.

Test fitting.

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All the aluminum needs to be sanded and painted this week then I can assemble, Mark for the drain and get it all fastened in place.

Is it black? I canít tell. Itís dark for sure. Looks very close to the same darkness as the black cabinet knob.

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