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Old 05-31-2019, 05:44 PM   #155
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Extra Work for Me

Looks like it's the extra 1/4" decking after all. Can't argue with both Bubba and David.

I have extra deck polyurethane so I guess I will treat the panels before putting them down. Did you guys use construction adhesive? Screws or staples?

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Old 05-31-2019, 06:01 PM   #156
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That is so different than here in FL. I am thinking OK 1 more month before we pull the plug and head north to get out of this blistering heat
Besides the rain, the temperature here is really pretty nice. That's one of the reasons I decided to do my build a little out of order. By September, I want at least the first rough polish done on the exterior. I have already polished many small areas as I installed things so it's a bit of a patch work. I hope to finish the interior maybe in August. That's when I had planned to polish, but have decided to do it now, before it gets too hot. Not Florida hot mind you, but we Vermonters can't take much heat.

I bought a tool that I think I will learn to love, a set of wheeled scaffolding. Only $165 at Harbor Freight with coupon. I can reach the entire roof with out much trouble. I'm not a fan of ladders that have to be constantly moved. Seems sturdy, well designed and fairly light weight. And it even rolls across the grass.

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Old 05-31-2019, 06:14 PM   #157
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Mark, I just stapled with the correct narrow crown staples recommended by Marmoleum. There’s a reason for the specific type of staple. I don’t remember all the specifics, but I think those staple “legs” cross when they’re shot into the wood lessening the chance to work upward. I even had a discussion with them trying to eliminate the 1/4” plywood. In the end I accepted their reasoning was glad I did. Our subfloor was well sealed so I wasn’t worried about the 1/4”. Just make sure no staples are above, they will telegraph through the Marmoleum.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:00 PM   #158
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I have the same scaffolding that you just bought. It is very handy. I've had mine for years and years. It is very handy.

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Old 05-31-2019, 08:34 PM   #159
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[QUOTE=steinVT;2247239]Besides the rain, the temperature here is really pretty nice. That's one of the reasons I decided to do my build a little out of order. By September, I want at least the first rough polish done on the exterior. I have already polished many small areas as I installed things so it's a bit of a patch work. I hope to finish the interior maybe in August. That's when I had planned to polish, but have decided to do it now, before it gets too hot. Not Florida hot mind you, but we Vermonters can't take much heat.

I bought a tool that I think I will learn to love, a set of wheeled scaffolding. Only $165 at Harbor Freight with coupon. I can reach the entire roof with out much trouble. I'm not a fan of ladders that have to be constantly moved. Seems sturdy, well designed and fairly light weight. And it even rolls across the grass.

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Mark, be careful on Baker Scaffold. They are great for getting up close to the AS. They do have a tendency to tip laterally. They do make small attachable outriggers you can attach for more stability if needed. But they’re perfect for working on the exterior.
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Just wanted to catch up with a few minor projects that happened over winter break.

First, spent a couple of hours to add some shine to the new LP tanks. Kind of a before and after.
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Before painting the stove/oven, I wanted to make sure it all worked. Using an regulator off of an old gas grill, I hooked it up and everything works great. Not bad for a 62 year appliance.
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And the oven even cycles with temperature. Having never traveled in a trailer, does the oven see much use? Seems like you would want to crack a couple of window before using it too much.
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Mark, I think you’ll find that most people didn’t use their ovens. On our Princess stove we use it for pots/pan storage. We have a concealed microwave for a lot of the oven cooking. The top burners will be used.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:35 PM   #162
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Now you did it. You started another oven / no oven debate. Some folks must have an oven to bake brownies and cookies. I'm one who prefers a microwave to do a lot of cooking jobs. A microwave is the best kitchen gadget in my view. Ya but, it is useless when boondocking. True enough.

I traded the oven for a microwave in my Overlander. I only had room for one of the two.

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Old 06-09-2019, 07:41 PM   #163
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I assume you checked the valves, thermostat and connections for leaks. If you find a need to have the valves/thermostat rebuilt there is a company in CA that does this (assuming you can't find someone closer).

http://www.antiquegasstoves.com/pages/rebuild.html

I had them rebuild mine just to be cautious.
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I assume you checked the valves, thermostat and connections for leaks.
I didn't spray everything and look for bubbles. I did however leave it pressurized with the garage doors shut. I find my nose is a very accurate leak detector.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:23 AM   #165
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Thanks for the updates!

FYI the joys of a real gas oven:

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Mark, I think you’ll find that most people didn’t use their ovens. On our Princess stove we use it for pots/pan storage. We have a concealed microwave for a lot of the oven cooking. The top burners will be used.
My thoughts also...good safe storage..
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Old 06-10-2019, 07:44 PM   #167
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Installing a Fantastic Fan...Twice

I decided to upgrade the forward hatch to a Fantastic Fan. Since I was missing two lifters it wasn't a tough decision, a pretty standard upgrade.

Removed the nice old aluminum flange and replaced it with the new fan unit and the foam gasket. I didn't use the flare head screws but instead used larger flat head SS screws. I put the foam gasket on dry and don't remember reading it needed vulcum.

The neat thing I was able to use the original aluminum trim piece on the inside and actually installed the polished original vent cover over the plastic vet on the outside. Almost impossible to see from the ground and tough when you are on a ladder.

Then it rained. It leaked, on my new floor.......

Back up on to the roof, pulled out all of the screws. Put a blob vulkum on each before putting them back so it squeezed out around the head as it was tightened. I then ran a bead all around the perimeter using tape to make a nice line.
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It's going to rain tonight, so we'll know in the morning.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:20 PM   #168
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I wonder if your new vent fan is one of those "vintage Airstream" look fans that VTS sells. I like the aluminum lid.

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