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Old 01-20-2007, 09:10 AM   #113
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safety vent

I want to have an always open safety vent near the woodstove and I know the best is to drill into the stainless panel near the stove - I just can't drill into the stainless - too beautiful. Is it still considered safe to have the vent under the stainless panel with a 1/2" airspace above?
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Old 01-30-2007, 09:44 AM   #114
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solid night

Ah...first night in the airstream and such a solid night of sleep. During my slumber 12" of snow fell and I awoke surprised...the airstream was cozy and warm. Lots of pics to show the last two weeks of progress. Re-installed the woodstove chimney after talking with Carlos - moved the double wall section into the trailer which before had been installed outside the trailer. Finished the bed, table and working on curbside built-in with work bench. In total admiration here with my new home.
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:10 AM   #115
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WOW! Teresa! You have come a long way in the past 18 months. Looking really great! Kepp it up!
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:44 AM   #116
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Totally impressed Teresa. Looking sooo comfortable. What is it you're burning in your stove? Regular wood or pellets? How often did you need to get up in the night to stoke the stove, or did you?

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Old 01-30-2007, 03:22 PM   #117
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Totally impressed Teresa. Looking sooo comfortable. What is it you're burning in your stove? Regular wood or pellets? How often did you need to get up in the night to stoke the stove, or did you?

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Hi Brad,
Burning regular wood in the stove, mostly oak. Shut eye at 10 pm with a full stove... re-stocked the stove at 4 am - it was a bit chilly in the morning. Need to learn the stove - it was too warm for my liking during the evening but I can't complain... So, I'll slow the burn down tonight but darn I do believe that it's about a five-six hour burn time. Thanks for the compliments. Feels nice to hear. I'm planning to officially move into the airstream the first of February for one month and then off to New Mexico for the month of March. Here's a picture from this morning.
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:44 PM   #118
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Too bad you won't be down here for the 4 Corners Unit rally later this month in Cottonwood, AZ. Love to see this in person and share a toast with you to your full-timing success.

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Old 02-01-2007, 09:38 AM   #119
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Thanks Rick and Sandi for your positive feedback - yes I'm moving along quickly all of a sudden - life changes.

As for the four corners rally sounds like a dream, Brad, but while in New Mexico I'm on my own. Flying Cloud is not road worthy yet - but when is the rally?
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The rally is Febr. 16th thru 18th. Some are arriving early and others are staying late. It's at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood in case you want to join us for our open house and/or happy hours. We'll be having lots of happy hours.

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Old 02-05-2007, 09:19 AM   #121
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Well darn I arrive in New Mexico on the 28th of February - so no open house for me - thanks for the invite.
During a blizzard I moved into my airstream - well it's been tough. The coldest temps in three years here in Michigan - looking forward to New Mexico that's for sure.
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Cold, yes. I found my trailer is good to ten below (so far), but at about zero I really like an extra 1500watt space heater that can run all night. Keeps my feet from freezing to the floor in the morning. If I really stock the stove before sleep and then turn it down I can still get coals, but it seems almost as easy to let it go out and start again since I need to take out the ash... It also makes more smoke (more polution) running a cool fire like that. Make sure you get a CO monitor, there is a good one that shows levels down to 10 ppm (no alarm until 30ppm for an extended time) but it's nice to see if any is in the room. Hope you are keeping warm.

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Old 02-05-2007, 07:19 PM   #123
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Hi Carlos,
Hope you're finding yourself warm and starting up some good work in New York.
It's just crazy cold here - it's all pretty but too cold for me. Mostly spend my days in the airstream but my nights, for now, are in the little apartment I have for the next few weeks. I don't believe the little cod could keep up only because of things like no gasket on the door - when I return to Michigan in the Spring I'll find warmer temps and ready for the next work load of installing the solar, gaskets etc...love it! I do have a CO monitor but not the one you mention - also I think your advice of insulation under the seats, bed and counters made a difference. Attached is a shot of moving my trailer down the road to it's new home for the next few months - total blizzard.
Good to hear from you.
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Old 02-14-2007, 02:54 PM   #124
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Sometime ago I purchased a 1980 g-wagon from eBay to tow my flying cloud finally placed the two together. Oh what a sight!
Never buy a car without looking it over first is what I whisper to myself now. Its a good-looking vehicle even though its been in the shop, well quite often, more than Ill admit - but a great ride. When ones mechanic loves working on your car with such enthusiasm it often feels painless when writing a checkor checks - Ive become pals with David www.europeanauto.biz check out his sight hes a greaser which is just one of my dreams.
Full timing hasnt been easy in such cold temps missing gasket on the door is currently not helping - the door becomes iced so I pound my way out or chip away before entering a space heater would help learned to get dressed in less than 5 seconds in the morning for sure next winter Im heading south looking for warmth and blue sky.
The other evening after dinner with a friend I arrived home late and on top of the hill, my little place with its outdoor light on and puffs of smoke from the chimney one of the prettiest sights to me.
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