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Old 02-25-2010, 09:17 PM   #281
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What is the base diameter? The height?
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The reason I ask is that I have found several glass and plastic lenses of various sizes ... don't know what to point you to ...
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:56 AM   #282
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I know I have seen tank fittings that consist of a rubber gasket on each side of a hole
I have used a couple of these for this purpose. They are available from PPL (and probably other places too.)

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Old 02-26-2010, 07:47 AM   #283
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Diesel,

These lenses are much flatter than the ones on ebay. They are a very short dome. I searched ebay first thing in hopes there would be something.

I finally got through to Pelland Industries, and they told me there is a special fitting for this tank. They had the factory in Michigan to ship it out to me free of charge.

I had a chat with Steve at Vintage Trailer Supply again, and he thinks he can had the lenses made for about $25 each. While I am not super happy about having one plastic and three glass, I hope it isn't too different looking. I will ship one of my lenses to Steve later in the week.

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Glad to hear you are making headway dealing with these issues. If you want to post the dimensions of the lense then we can all stay on the lookout for you. Don't forget to make provision for the shower drain, which will need to go to the grey tank. I didn't want to cut a big hole in the deck to accomodate a p-trap so I got a drain from Jamestown Distributors that has a sealing plug when not in use. Should work ok for the occasional times we shower while camping.
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Yeah, I am moving along, but not as fast as i want. VTS said they can't do the lenses now, so i will still be on the lookout for the original glass lenses (They say it will be a few months).

Still trying to figure what is causing the issue with the running lights. Perhaps one of the bulb pigtails is touching the side of the fixture causing a short.

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Old 02-26-2010, 07:51 PM   #286
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Today I received the combo pan and tank, and they included the fitting in the package for no extra cost (Great customer service at Pelland). The hole cut into the black tank fits the small flange on the black edge. I assume I have to use ABS glue on this since they are both ABS plastic. Any helpful hints there? The white part sticks out of the top of the pan like in Dieseleagle's picture below, but his almost looks welded on. Not sure what to use to glue this, but I guess ABS would work for it as well.

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I believe that ABS is the black plastic while PVC is the white. The glues that are specific to each are incompatible with the other. However, there is a universal version that will work with both. Since that fitting seems to involve both the universal is the way to go. Also, the stuff sets quickly but not instantly. You will want to use a good amount of glue around that lip and then support it firmly from inside the tank for a 20 count. I assume that the white part then gets pushed on with glue from the outside?
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The glues that are specific to each are incompatible with the other. However, there is a universal version that will work with both.
Correct!

Steve, you will need THIS or similar of another brand.

You could also take that ABS fitting to you local Lowes or HD and see if they have the same fitting in PVC.
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From what I have read, the abs glue works by chemically welding the twoabs pieces together with a solvent like MEK or acetone. The tank and shower pan are both abs. I thought the white on the fitting was white abs (shows what I know). I am not worried about the fitting at the tank since there is a flange on it, but sealing the shower pan to the fitting seems to be the hard part. Steve, will the stuff you posted make a nice thick bead to seal the fitting to the pan?
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Here are some amber lights on

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It's more like a beehive dome shape like this.

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Hi Steve,

When I look at Dieseleagle's picture, it looks like a carefully smoothed bead of white sealant around the base of the fitting at the floor of the pan giving it the look of being welded on. Something like white bath sealant. It's kind of hard to tell from the photo, I kept hoping he would elaborate further.

Bummer about the beehive light. Good luck with that hunt.

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If I cannot figure a way of doing it reasonably well, I think I will mount the fitting on the side of the tank, and use a 90 degree elbow to point it towards the ceiling.

Fixed the short in the running lights that was causing issues. So sad one of my glass lenses was broken during the diagnostic search, but I have to live with it now.
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