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Old 07-26-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Look What My Wife and I Did!

Hello,

I installed the bathroom in my 1976 26' rear bath Argosy and realized too late that my shower faucet was bad. I could not remove the stems to repack them as they were rusted solid. I used my oscillating tool to cut around the old faucet and pulled it and the wood support behind the wall out and disconnected it. I was laboring over how to cover the hole I made without it looking bad. The simple solution was I ordered a stainless steel four bay blank electrical wall plate and mounted the new faucet to it and connected it back up and screwed it back on the wall. I think it turned out pretty good and I can get to the connections without removing the wall if I have to.

Also, my wife decided to not use the plastic strips in the accent channels and instead glued 1" glass tiles in it throughout the camper. She cut the glass tiles off the mesh backing that it comes with and used a clear adhesive with a caulk gun to install and butted them right up close together. No grouting required. I think she did great!

Gary and Mindy.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:14 PM   #2
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That was a very clever move! Looks great too.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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I love the tiles! Nice fix too...I never did understand why AS didn't make the faucets accessible in the 70's trailers. My previous '76 had a panel cut into the top of the tub for plumbing access. I like your fix much better!
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #4
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Necessity truly is the Mother of invention. An improvised escutcheon saved face and the appearance of your rig.

Also referred to as "Smitty Plates" or "Plumber Repair Plates" they are available retail should the need arise again.

http://www.plumbingsupply.com/smitty...ir-plates.html

Good job by the way!
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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Here is another pix showing the new refrigerator and the glass tiles above and to the right. The bottom cabinets are only primed and will eventually be grey I think, not 100% sure though. The top cabinets are done and painted with Krylon Fusion Plastic paint.

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Old 07-26-2012, 06:37 PM   #6
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I saw that smitty plate but after looking at the dimensions I thought it would be too large.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:56 PM   #7
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When I saw the Thread Title, I was expecting baby pictures.

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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I may ..er.. "borrow" the glass tile idea. Lots of that orange plastic has given up the ghost in our '75.
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already have 3 kids and we're done!
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So many great ideas come off of these threads. Awesome improvement!
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great job on the faucet...hopefully i'll remember that if the need arises however, what really caught my eye was your tile, what a great idea! and what a great way to add a bit of color
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Gary-Kudos to your wife for the glass tile idea!! I am also going to ahem!, "borrow" the idea. I have been wondering what to put in the banding where the plastic insert gave up the ghost.

Looks fantastic!!
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