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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-23-2011, 06:09 PM
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
I actually have 4 catagories for this project... ...

I actually have 4 catagories for this project...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109/a-63-overlander-followed-us-home-71609.html

Cheap daytime, cheap night (for activities where I don't have...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-08-2011, 12:12 PM
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Perhaps it will help you if I point out that the...

Perhaps it will help you if I point out that the bulk of my work was also done during the short days. Most of it can be done with interior lighting. I make a master list of things that can be done in...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-02-2011, 08:35 PM
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
EXACTLY!:lol::lol::lol:

EXACTLY!:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-01-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Yuck...that brings back 'smell memories'. I...

Yuck...that brings back 'smell memories'.

I was lucky and didn't need to remove the wall on my '91 but after a complete floor replacement on my '63...it seems to be possible to completely...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-26-2011, 10:14 PM
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
nope, no band aides or asprin...just a case of...

nope, no band aides or asprin...just a case of inflamed sinuses and a garbage can full of stinkin fiberglass insulation and bio-degradeable mass....

we DO need a secret hand shake or mark that...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-16-2011, 09:28 AM
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Lawchick, make sure you find the leak(s)... ...

Lawchick,
make sure you find the leak(s)...
Mine was leaking in multiple spots...they all converged in the "C" channel and flowed to 1 of 4 spots...a nice notch in the channel where it transitions...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-15-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
The only non-members are the Airstream owners who...

The only non-members are the Airstream owners who are in denial...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-15-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Hummm....that's a tough one. If i was going to...

Hummm....that's a tough one.
If i was going to tow a few times a year, to local spots, I'd probably just monitor it. We trave a pretty good bit (8,100 miles last year) and seldom stay for more that...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-08-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Blush...

Ok, I'm gonna toss out some info from the Dark Side...

We also own a SOB :eek:

All of us 'Streamers fuss and cuss when a leak wipes out the floor...

Guess what happens to a SOB?
...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-15-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Talking Done!

Tonight I completed the toilet install, bringing me to a re-assembled 34'!

There is still a long list of items to fix/update/blah blah blah but basically I am done with the floor portion and this...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-15-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
My deadbolt is an insert in the handle portion...

My deadbolt is an insert in the handle portion mounted to the shell just fwd of the door. It's too dark for a good photo so here comes the text...

I removed the inner door frame, a dozen rivits...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-14-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
The tile is glued down, the caulking is dry and...

The tile is glued down, the caulking is dry and UPS delivered the new toilet...:)

We are getting close! 5 days to the first outing :flowers:, its looking like a mini rally with Mrs HiHo wanting...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-10-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
I don't know of a source in the area, although I...

I don't know of a source in the area, although I lived there for years...

Ya' know a handy man? The main required skills are a circular saw and, well, hummm...a hammer?;)

Pull up some threads...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-09-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Grrrr!

Let me say - Me and Plummin'- we don't see eye to eye...

The stupid little broken gray "T" cost me 3 trips to Home Depot, 2 trips to Lowes and close to $40 in brass and hose.

I don't think I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-07-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Where did the past week go? Not much visible...

Where did the past week go? Not much visible progress but there were still things to be done. A water system test found a cracked polybutal "T" under the sink - that's this afternoons project...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-03-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Bee 4 #2

And the back. Was blue and flowers, now muti earthtone
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-03-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Bee 4 and After

The front - Mac didn't mind the carpet.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-02-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Ta Daaaa!

Tonight we got the flooring down and the bedroom assembled in 3 hours flat. The rotten floor thread is getting close to wrapping up :D.

On to the bathroom, thank goodness it's only 24" X...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-01-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Not much progress except getting all of the...

Not much progress except getting all of the bedroom interior skins installed, cleaned and ready for the new soft sections that Mrs. HiHo has completed. Tomorrow I hope to get the flooring down, the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-30-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
1, 2, 3, floor

Today started with POR 15 on the exposed 1.5 feet of rear frame, insulation and insertion of the floor parts that were cut and sealed yesterday. Vinyl flooring has now been installed all the way to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-29-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Today was supposed to be a simple day. Patch the...

Today was supposed to be a simple day. Patch the bathroom floor and install the rest of the vinyl planks but noooo:angry:, yesterdays discovery of rotten floor in the bedroom tossed me a curve. I did...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-28-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
One down

Sit back, close your eyes and visualize a pair of 17' Airstreams, not a single 34'...:rolleyes:

The first one is done and the second one isn't as bad...

Nope, that doesn't help at all:blink:...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-27-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Whew

Tonights progress. Tightened up the bolts for the front separation plate, added insulation, riveted in the front panels (that was no fun!), installed the curtain tracks, hooked up the charging system...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-27-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
:D Humm...as tempting as that offer is... ...

:D Humm...as tempting as that offer is...
"Hello Honey?"
"I'm gonna run over to Kips, see ya in a week..."
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-26-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
.120 thick and that's about as thick as the...

.120 thick and that's about as thick as the little hand brake at work can handle.

I thought I would have access to a rivet gun but it fell thru so I ended up using 3/16 pop rivits :angry:. Now I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-26-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
One really important addition...AIR Forums decal!

One really important addition...AIR Forums decal!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-26-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Body Separation

"While I'm Here"...
I'm adding a panel to prevent body separation. A few of the forum members have had issues with newer well-traveled units and the front body panels splitting. This isn't an issue...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-25-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
The front 1/2 of the floor is now solid and...

The front 1/2 of the floor is now solid and covered. I figure that's about the same as a Bambi or Flying Cloud...:D

Now for the back 1/2...

I knew I had issues around the toilet and it was...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-24-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Credit is Due

The misses put me on notice today. A new entry is to be added for her efforts. She feels I am getting all the glory for the refurbishing of 'no name'.
She started her day by steam cleaning the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-23-2009, 08:58 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
other bolts

Here's some other things that got bolted together this week...Our son kinda busted his knee..
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-23-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Flooring

Installation of the flooring went fast since I decided to go width wise. We made it all the way to the rear of the kitchen with 4 boxes of flooring.

Then its a matter of reinstalling the cabinet...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-23-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Todays results

This morning started with a trip to the Home Depot, lightening the ole checking account by $250...:o

I then dropped the Banana wraps and got the misses to help bolt the outrigger/c channels/frame...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-22-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
It's in. The two toughest items - squishing the...

It's in. The two toughest items - squishing the new insulation down as I worked the panels into the c-slots and finding some place to tap since one of the edges was tapered. I screwed a couple of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-22-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
oops

Photos are nice :o
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-22-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Finally!

The reassembly starts. POR 15 is on the frame, as soon as it drys I will get to figure out how to attach the insulation and then insert the new floor!:band:
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-21-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Chips fly everywhere

Then I broke out the brand new Ryobi planer and started cutting away at the boards. The good thing about using this method on plywood is the different layers give a visual of the amout of wood...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-21-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Back at it

After a couple of down days due to a blown up planer and rain, I finally made some progress. Like I said a post or two ago, I was going to have some problems doing a splice down the middle with a...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-19-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I can predict that many folks will need to do a...

I can predict that many folks will need to do a floor replacement if they don't pay attention to leaks.

Today was a challenging day - I was able to work on the 34' for a few hours this morning...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-19-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Puzzle piece #1 of 2

The first side dropped right in. This is a test fit because I needed to mark some locations in order to try a new method for joining the 1/2's in the middle.
I plan on overlapping the two pieces and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-19-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
He's dead Jim!

I managed to make a perimeter pass on 1 piece before a hung brush in the power hand planner shut me down. Time for a new tool!:angel:
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-19-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Thanks for the input, I think everyone here has...

Thanks for the input, I think everyone here has the same approach. The POR15 is due to arrive tomorrow, that will let me seal up the frame surface rust. I do plan on sealing the plywood, probably...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-18-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I'm gonna go ahead and do the front separation...

I'm gonna go ahead and do the front separation fix while I'm in there. I wish I had asked more info from you when we talked about it at the Can Opener '08. I think I have a good plan with the help of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-18-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
No progress today other than rubbing a bald spot...

No progress today other than rubbing a bald spot into my head trying to figure out a solution for this problem. The C channel is pinched where it lays on the front end of the frame rails. I tried...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-17-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Plywood

I made it by Lowes this afternoon, a roll of insulation, 3 saw blades, a 19/32 piece of exterior ply and $87 later...

I traced the pattern onto the new ply and cut JUST INSIDE of the mark. The...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-16-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
I finally got done cutting grass and can spend...

I finally got done cutting grass and can spend some time on the 34'er. I jigsawed around the line, cut a slot for the harness and FINALLY got the bolts cut that were beneath the battery boxes...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-13-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 110
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Posted By HiHoAgRV
Pattern A was then placed on top of the 4 x 4...

Pattern A was then placed on top of the 4 x 4 sheet thats going to be the master pattern, and the position notes were used to square up two pieces of luan.

I then layed the lid on pattern A and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-13-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Floor progress

No progress last night, so tonight I really wanted to get something done. I started by cutting a 4 x 8 sheet of luan into 4 x 4 sq.
Then I layed it over the hole in my floor, evened it up and used a...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-13-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Uh, yup....and my sewer cleanout is 6" up hill so...

Uh, yup....and my sewer cleanout is 6" up hill so with $17 worth of pvc fittings and a little review of the Sewer Solutions web site...a home made version works great!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-12-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Pic.

Pic.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-12-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,962
Posted By HiHoAgRV
Stinky no more

I ran by the Big Orange Box on the way home, no 19/32 external grade ply but I did pick up a sheet of luan for a pattern and an assortment of pvc fittings...see if you can guess what this is...
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