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Old 01-12-2007, 01:24 PM   #99
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Busy working away…here’s a few shots. New gaskets on all the windows - Front original light fixture back up and working – oh and how lovely. Only one set of cushions so far…finished the firebox with the stainless heat shields – placed the woodstove – looking forward to the first fire…but I did enjoy my first beer at the booth yesterday…Ah tasted mighty fine. Picked a stain for the woodwork I call it dusty rose – shot of my best girlfriend Michelle staining. Still have not decided on tanks…thinking fresh water under the woodstove and the gray under the booth seat curbside with tub above and the other booth seat hiding the batteries and solar goodies - open to suggestions. Oh what a blast!
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:00 PM   #100
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Busy working away…here’s a few shots. New gaskets on all the windows - Front original light fixture back up and working – oh and how lovely. Only one set of cushions so far…finished the firebox with the stainless heat shields – placed the woodstove – looking forward to the first fire…but I did enjoy my first beer at the booth yesterday…Ah tasted mighty fine. Picked a stain for the woodwork I call it dusty rose – shot of my best girlfriend Michelle staining. Still have not decided on tanks…thinking fresh water under the woodstove and the gray under the booth seat curbside with tub above and the other booth seat hiding the batteries and solar goodies - open to suggestions. Oh what a blast!
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Very nice trailer great job. Be very careful with that stove in a confined space, every time I see one in a trailer or a boat I cringe. Load up the trailer with Carbon Monoxide Detectors. My new unit with a new furnace came with 2 installed, so Airstream takes the possibility of a modern heating system putting out Carbon Monoxide as a serious liability, Several companies design nice units for confined spaces which are much safer and have been discussed here in the past. Off of the soap box now.

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Old 01-12-2007, 02:17 PM   #101
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Wow your trailer is looking great. i also am in the process of restoring a 53 Flying Cloud. Do you have any tips on removing the paint on the inside? That is this weeks project.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:37 PM   #102
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Love that wood stove. I would have one in mine but there's no place to fit it.I've mentioned this before but for anyone who wants to look Traditional Cast Iron Marine Stoves by Navigator Stove Works,Inc. has some really nice small wood stoves. Remember when you use bamboo it's a nice ecological choice because it's a grass not a tree.Not that there's anything wrong with wood. I use it everyday.
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Old 01-12-2007, 03:52 PM   #103
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Very nice trailer great job. Be very careful with that stove in a confined space, every time I see one in a trailer or a boat I cringe. Load up the trailer with Carbon Monoxide Detectors. My new unit with a new furnace came with 2 installed, so Airstream takes the possibility of a modern heating system putting out Carbon Monoxide as a serious liability, Several companies design nice units for confined spaces which are much safer and have been discussed here in the past. Off of the soap box now.

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Jim- Thank you for your concern - promise to have a Carbon Monoxide detector and also plan to install an always open safety vent next to the stove.
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:21 PM   #104
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Wow your trailer is looking great. i also am in the process of restoring a 53 Flying Cloud. Do you have any tips on removing the paint on the inside? That is this weeks project.
Removing the paint was a huge job and I just hated it - I used a powerful and toxic paint remover then attached a brass wire round brush to my drill and removed it in small sections - truly a better way must be out there - I have read a few posts claiming to remove it with a sandblaster but instead of sand they used baking soda - give it a try. Good luck to you and wear a mask.
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:38 PM   #105
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Soda blasting works, but be aware it is not inexpensive. It does not damage the surface so it is a nice and fast option, but make sure you get quotes and in some areas there may only be one place that does it. If you can take the trailer to them you can probably save some loot versus having a mobile unit come to you.

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Old 01-12-2007, 07:05 PM   #106
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Jim- Thank you for your concern - promise to have a Carbon Monoxide detector and also plan to install an always open safety vent next to the stove.
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Thanks for taking the unsolicited advice it such a gracious manner.

Yes, I want your trailer. I am looking for a fifties trailer. Keep posting pictures as the progress has been amazing.

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Old 01-13-2007, 10:23 AM   #107
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Love that wood stove. I would have one in mine but there's no place to fit it.I've mentioned this before but for anyone who wants to look Traditional Cast Iron Marine Stoves by Navigator Stove Works,Inc. has some really nice small wood stoves. Remember when you use bamboo it's a nice ecological choice because it's a grass not a tree.Not that there's anything wrong with wood. I use it everyday.
Ah…it’s a tiny stove are you sure it won’t fit – check out Carlos Ferguson’s thread when you get a chance he did a beautiful job installing the navigator little cod stove.
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:55 PM   #108
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Completely in love with my trailer - it was a great week. Woodstove is working and warming up the space - still a little work on the chimney but it's working and feels like a home. Worked on cabinet frame - no drawers yet but oh so close. Placed the stove and installed the counter and happy with the oak counters. Looking for suggestions for tub - thinking under the booth seat on the curbside - any ideas out there for type of tub - also thinking about making it but not sure how. Hoping to move in February 1st - looking for warmth, a working stove and a bed.
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Wow Theresa, that is really cool...er...warm. You're progressing nicely, keep at it. Are you going to have a frisge when you're done? Although about now in Michigan you may not need one.

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Old 01-18-2007, 07:13 PM   #110
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Trailer is looking great. Nothing like a warm place to be.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:31 AM   #111
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Wow Theresa, that is really cool...er...warm. You're progressing nicely, keep at it. Are you going to have a frisge when you're done? Although about now in Michigan you may not need one.

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Yes it's cold..oh so cold here but a cold beer next to the woodstove sounds pleasant but not an icy beer. No refridgerator for now but this is the one I want for the future, http://www.sunfrost.com/refrigerator_models.html - it's a quiet unit which for me is important - it's pricey so it's on my wish list along with the Bosch RV water heater. Thanks for the positive feedback.
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Theresa - Looks great! Love the way your project is going....
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