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Old 10-16-2005, 09:24 PM   #381
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All I can say is Awesome!!!

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Old 10-16-2005, 10:22 PM   #382
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Where did you purchase your recessed lighting? I saw them in a 2005 AS and love the look.
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Old 10-17-2005, 07:23 AM   #383
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i've been looking at this place. it's more expensive than what uwe sent. nice selection, though.

http://www.yachtlights.com

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Old 10-17-2005, 10:20 AM   #384
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Uwe,

I just looked at this thread after not following up for a long time and I have to say that I love the counters! What a great idea. We were looking at having a shop make counters but this looks like it might be so much better. Get a scratch - sand it out! Beautiful!!
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Old 10-17-2005, 01:16 PM   #385
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I just looked at this thread after not following up for a long time and I have to say that I love the counters! What a great idea. We were looking at having a shop make counters but this looks like it might be so much better. Get a scratch - sand it out! Beautiful!!
My thoughts, exactly. I used Salad bowl sealer oil to finish the countertops. The more coats, the shinier it gets. It's the only oil that is supposedly food safe when dry.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:18 PM   #386
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Just checking in...LOOKS AWESOME! Can't wait to see it in person someday, hopefully soon!

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Old 10-26-2005, 11:47 PM   #387
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Thanks, Shari.
We still have quite a bit of detail work ahead of us, but overall it's coming along nicely. It actually looks much better in person than in the pictures.
I amlooking forward to some camping trips in Dec/Jan, hopefully.
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Old 10-27-2005, 08:41 AM   #388
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outstanding!

hi Uwe- you are doing an outstanding restoration/re-model, nice to see an artist at work! A question: you have put your AC where the water heater used to be, where did you put the WH? I also am moving my WH, and am so reluctant to cut a new hole in the skin that I'm thinking of just sliding it up next an existing side access-hatch, which is more or less the right size and shape. Will have to seal it up tight, and anchor it down somehow, also better have a drain pan I suppose. Any thoughts, experience, or advice? thanks and keep up the excellent work- tim
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hi Uwe- you are doing an outstanding restoration/re-model, nice to see an artist at work! A question: you have put your AC where the water heater used to be, where did you put the WH? I also am moving my WH, and am so reluctant to cut a new hole in the skin that I'm thinking of just sliding it up next an existing side access-hatch, which is more or less the right size and shape. Will have to seal it up tight, and anchor it down somehow, also better have a drain pan I suppose. Any thoughts, experience, or advice? thanks and keep up the excellent work- tim
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I removed my heating furnace, and moved the water heater in it's place. It required a minimal amount of trimming the skin inside and out. I fabbed a small cradle that holds the water tank at the right height to match the outside skin's aperture. I made it from hard wood, so that I can mount a strap for the tank to it once I am finalizing the plumbing. I did not see any need for a drain pan, as all the suspect fittings and drain valves etc are towards the outside of the water heater, and with a good sealing job around the skin, occasional water drops will just make their way out, hopefully, not down and into the wood. In retrospect, it does sound like a good idea. A well designed drain pan certainly can't hurt, for the eventual strange leak that might otherwise soak your floor and cabinetry.
I used a 10gal flush mount water heater, as this model almost perfectly fits into the cavity that the old heater furnace once occupied. I painted the door silver with industrial aluminum paint, and it now looks much less offensive than the white door did.
Cutting or enlarging a hole in the skin is quite easy, as long as there are no ribs in the way.
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