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Old 08-12-2014, 12:46 AM   #127
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That is a great idea! How much did it cost per 4x8? I'm assuming they just covered it in resin right? Or did they use actual fiberglass mesh as well? I'm in southern CA so I can probably price it out against surf shops too.


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Yeah they just covered it in resin, I paid 400 total for 6 pieces, came out looking great. I am sure if you called around you could maybe do it for cheaper. Its the only way to go I think, will never have the rot issue to worry about, the mice and rats, now thats another story.
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Old 08-12-2014, 12:55 AM   #128
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Cwf, I will try the panty hose out on this round of fiberglass removal and let everyone know how it works out. I wonder where the mice are finding panties in their size? And I have a full face respirator for their turd dust.

As for getting it off yourself as I had to after my first round, my arms were literally covered in a layer of pink fur. I was just wearing some work gloves and a t-shirt (wasn't planning on taking the insulation out that night but a piece had fallen off the ceiling and landed on me, so figured, I'm already wet, might as well go for a swim). Anywho, I did a web search and this is what worked for me:

1.Cold shower, cold as I could stand, no soap, no touching yourself.

2.pour apple cider vinegar on yourself, and wipe yourself with your hands, DON'T go against the hair. Then some more vinegar.

3.rinse off with more miserable cold water. (The thing I read said to avoid warm water at all costs to keep the pores closed and to keep more fiberglass from getting in.)

I had very minimal itching the next day and this was the worst fiberglass encounter I've ever had. But hey, to each their own, and there are probably many ways to skin this cat.



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Old 08-12-2014, 07:25 AM   #129
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Yeah... I have several pair in my dresser.. I get the discards after my wife wears them. It was funny when she told my mother-in-law they were mine!!! Hahah
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:49 PM   #130
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I don't have a wife, so I'll just look like a cross dresser when I have to buy them.


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Old 08-13-2014, 02:01 PM   #131
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I have a wife and if I had hosiery in my dresser she would worry! But I do get my butt chewed when she finds out I took them out of her dresser and used them for a project!
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:57 PM   #132
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Ugh, I'm just going to take my chances with the fiberglass


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Old 08-14-2014, 08:40 PM   #133
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I tried replacing the shower pan. Please help.

The fresh water tank is far bigger than I thought! I figured it would be half the size and only run between 2 cross members. And it is all on piece. I'm thinking it needs to be dropped out the bottom.

Keep it or get a new one? (Assuming it doesn't have holes in it)
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:11 PM   #134
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Try to keep it....replacements are expensive. If it's not too bad on the inside, you can try to clean it out using a few tablets of denture cleaner. Let it foam up, rinse...repeat.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:32 PM   #135
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Are you sure that's fresh water tank? Can't tell for sure.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:40 PM   #136
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Yep - same as mine on my '72 Trade Wind. If you decide to drop the tank, be forewarned that the access cover can be a real bugger to get out due to corrosion and repeated swelling of the wood. I had to use a come-along to get mine to release.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:04 PM   #137
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Hey cwf,
Yeah it is the fresh, my year did not have a gray water tank (that is what those stupid plastic tubes were for).

I definitely want to get a gray tank while everything is ripped up, and I also need a black tank since I ruined mine. So figured I might as well just get the new fresh one while I was at it. I guess I will price it all out first though. I was thinking $150-$175 per tank? We shall see.


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Old 08-14-2014, 11:16 PM   #138
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Fresh Water = $360 on sale at InlandRV.com. There may be other sources for that tank.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:38 PM   #139
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I tried replacing the shower pan. Please help.

Inca plastics is about $200 per 53"X23"X6" tank. Those are just rough measurements and I was just trying to get a ballpark price. I'll design the system once I get all the boards up.

My plan is to relocate the water pump to the kitchen side. (And all the fresh water tank connections) if I re-use my fresh tank I believe I will rotate it 180degrees.

I'm also re-locating the water heater to be super close to the kitchen sink and shower. That just makes the most sense. The original design was pretty inefficient in that regard. I think I can get the new water heater within 6 inches of where I will be putting the indoor shower and 2 feet from the outdoor shower, and 3-4 feet from the kitchen sink. (These are proximity measurements, not pipe lengths, the pipe lengths will be similar though). The bathroom sink will have the longest run,

and I'm almost wondering if I even need hot water to the bathroom sink? I never really use it at home. Do you guys find hot bathroom sink water to be a necessity?


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Old 08-15-2014, 02:44 PM   #140
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If you rotate the FW tank, won't that put the access hole in your walking path?


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