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Old 11-20-2009, 08:51 AM   #253
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I have a 33 gallon 6.5 HP upright compresson by craftsman. Blasting does take a great deal of air, and a small tank will not keep up with requirements to do the blasting.
What Steve didn't say is that his air compressor was working hard just to keep up with the little 10 lb. soda blaster ... you need a high CFM (cubic feet per minuet) to do blasting.
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Have the words "Bob, get me another beer been uttered yet?"
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Not really...I don't drink.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:39 PM   #256
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That is a nice addition to your tool collection Steve. The soda blaster is nice, I remember when I was working at a Ford dealer in the 80s and the silver and grey colored trucks had a problem with the paint coming loose. Ford would pay to have them soda blasted and repaint, the reason they used the soda was because they didn't have to remove chrome, door handles and other things, saved a lot of time.

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Have the words "Bob, get me another beer been uttered yet?"
Actually its more like "Bob, hand me x ... or "Where is my y, or "What do you think about Z?" I alternate from "Project foreman" to "Trusty assistant" several times in an hour. This is fine as I am thrilled to be able to learn/help all at the same time.
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Actually its more like "Bob, hand me x ... or "Where is my y, or "What do you think about Z?" I alternate from "Project foreman" to "Trusty assistant" several times in an hour. This is fine as I am thrilled to be able to learn/help all at the same time.
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Yeah...I bounce alot of ideas and questions off my crusty assistant. He's happy we are screwing up certain things on mine so we don't mess it up on his!!!!

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yeah...i bounce alot of ideas and questions off my crusty assistant. He's happy we are screwing up certain things on mine so we don't mess it up on his!!!!

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Old 02-21-2010, 06:31 PM   #260
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Hello All,

It's been awhile since anything new has been done on the flying cloud, but that is about to change. Tomorrow I will be pulling new 110v wiring, and installing a 12v system that will replace all the 110v lighting. I will be installing a 4045 progressive dynamics converter after the walls are back in, and huge thanks to Melody Ranch who walked me through all of the diagrams and his installation.

Originally the trailer had a fluorescent light at the front of the end cap, a light between the front and center vent, two wall sconces in the rear of the trailer, and a bathroom light. The ceiling light and front fluorescent light were removed prior to my purchase, and the old sconces were brittle and removed.

I plan to use a light similar to this one found at West marine.

Vintage Trailer Supply used to sell lights like this, but they lost their supplier. I have found several sources for these lights at marine outlets. I am at a bit of a loss on what to do for the fluorescent light that was originally in the front end cap, and the two wall mounted laps. Vintage Trailer Supply no longer sells the wall sconces they once sold either, and while I have found a replacement...I don't like the look.

I really like the look of the Pan America's lighting sconces. Basically a bulb with decorative aluminum mesh for the diffuser. The mesh is easy to get at Home Depot or my local metal supply, but fabricating the light base with no brake would be difficult.


With the original shower stall being cramped, I had planned to go with only a toilet in the trailer. We almost always use the shower houses when we camp anyhow. I was searching for a black tank on ebay, and came across this item from Pelland Enterprises. The item was return unused by a customer. Tank and shower pan combo that already has the closet flange installed, and has the drain in the tank bottom. For $80, I couldn't pass it up (It retails on their site for $384). I guess I will need it to get here before figuring out how to vent the black tank, and how to install the gate valve.

If anyone has suggestions on the lighting, I would like to hear about it. I have looked all over for nice looking sconces or wall lamps, but have not found anything I like.

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Steve,

Check with the Airstream store. They sell stuff that isn't listed on the website.

Is that black tank shower pan combo for a wet shower? I think it's a good idea.
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Dennis,

The combo unit is for a wet bath. The original wet bath in the trailer was much smaller than this pan provides, and I could even expand more on it if i want to. I thought about calling the Airstream store, but I figured that each sconce would be over $100.

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Old 02-21-2010, 07:11 PM   #263
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Steve,

Good score on the wet-bath... you will be happy with that set-up. I'm glad to hear you are still plugging along.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:58 PM   #264
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:35 AM   #265
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Steve sorry I let you get away without another trip out for Mexican food. Had lunch today at Cucos. Fantastic place.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:21 AM   #266
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We got the exact same black-tank shower combo unit. Now I'm suffering from price-envy. On the light fixtures, I'd mention that I bought 4 of the 7 inch stainless LED dome lights from bestconverter. The brand name is Seasense. I'm sad to say that two of the four have already gone "south" with a quadrant of the unit blinking on and off. And they have less than 40 hours on them! So, I'm on the hunt again as well.
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