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Old 07-15-2011, 07:17 PM   #661
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Today I finished the pantry door and installed it! We are off to Friday Nite in the Park....

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Old 07-15-2011, 07:33 PM   #662
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Wow! That looks awesome! Nice work.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:47 PM   #663
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I think the paper problem was already in the tank, before I purchased the old girl. I just didn't notice that the paper was not fushing until this last camping trip. Anyway, I went to walmart and got some TP for RV's & and some blackwater tank chem. that helps break down TP and other soilds.

We used ordinary TP after awhile. I used a Flush King on our trailer and, with a dedicated hose, flushed the two tanks every evening for several months as we full-timed (park permission). Used all the different methods: ice, GEO , others as we traveled; finally settled on old-fashioned better living through chemistry to keep clean (classic chem treatment).

The item mentioned and praised around here I'll get for the next trailer: (See all posts by MEXRAY [his usual ingenius, resourceful self]. And, as always, comments by the inimitable Paula)

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A couple of others for your consideration:

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Old 07-16-2011, 02:12 AM   #664
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Just got home from "Friday nite at the park"... the band was from Santa Cruz and played Pink floyd, and Moddy Blues cover music. I got a pic of their RV. Very 70's. After the music was over in the park, we went to Prono Bob's house for a cowboy fire.
Much fun was had by all......


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Old 07-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #665
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We used ordinary TP after awhile. I used a Flush King on our trailer and, with a dedicated hose, flushed the two tanks every evening for several months as we full-timed (park permission). Used all the different methods: ice, GEO , others as we traveled; finally settled on old-fashioned better living through chemistry to keep clean (classic chem treatment).

The item mentioned and praised around here I'll get for the next trailer: (See all posts by MEXRAY [his usual ingenius, resourceful self]. And, as always, comments by the inimitable Paula)

Sewer Solution

Sewer Solution is The Poop!!

Sewer Solution Macerator

A couple of others for your consideration:

I like this one for potential long-term parking

EzeKleen

OdorCon

Additionally:

Metal Armored Fresh Water Hose

AQUATABS

WATTS 263-A Pressure Regulator


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Wow Mr. Nex... you're like the answer guy of RV's! Thanks for the information. Just like my blackwater tank, it may take me a day or two to digest all of the materal . I never thought that I would become an expert in waste water management. But with your help, I may have that opportunity.

PS... the nurse in the pic above came with the band, we all thought that she was in the band as a singer or something, but no. She just sat there and listened with the rest of us. Not sure what the story was, with her.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:08 PM   #666
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What about the old feeble dude with the plane captains jacket on? I bet he could tell some stories.
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What about the old feeble dude with the plane captains jacket on? I bet he could tell some stories.

According to Rowdy Dog, one of our local biker guys. The "Old Feeble Dude" hired her as his nurse, and purchased the uniform for her. Very strange for backwater Shasta Lake City, but no big deal if you're from Santa Cruz....I guess?

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Old 07-17-2011, 08:41 AM   #668
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Hmm. Looks like he's spending his money on something useful at least!
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:21 PM   #669
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Today I need to purchase another router bit...I didn't notice the other day, but I must have nicked one of the pocket screws when I routered out the back of the door frame.

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Old 07-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #670
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Purchased some new router bits from HF today... don't buy wood clamps from them, they fall apart. Sanded for hours because I did a poor job of gluing & clamping the framework together, the other day. Once I finished sanding, I routered the backside of the framework for the center panel.

Still need to stain, nail & glue the center panel in place, but I thought I should get a pic of the frame, in place, below the oven.

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Old 07-19-2011, 04:58 PM   #671
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Looks wonderful! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous of the work you've been able to do! We are at a standstill till the new granddaughters crib gets done. Planning on working this weekend on ours again finally! Besides with the current heat index at 120 degrees today - not working on anything that's outside!

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Today I had a bit of a setback... It looks like I will be re-doing the kitchen cabinet doors. Story to long to tell, but lets just say I had one bad cut, and one frame that crack when I screwed in the pocket screws.

I did get the lower door under the oven, stained and the center panel in-place.

On another good note, The Bunny "picked" a cool 50's girl's bike today, so we drove over to my bro's house, and got it. She got it for free, but I have to help my brother pour a concrete sidewalk at his place.

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Nice bicycle Mr. Crab, looks to be in amazing shape for one of its era.

Do you use the Kreg tools for doing your pocket screws?
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Nice bicycle Mr. Crab, looks to be in amazing shape for one of its era.

Do you use the Kreg tools for doing your pocket screws?
Thanks Mr. Aage... Looks like the bike is a Schwinn "Hollywood, we think it was made in 1959. The Bunny got it from my Borther's wife, Cathy. Cathy got it from her dad when she was 9 or 10. And yes it's in great shape.

My Kreg tool jig is worn out from over use...too much play up and down with the drill bit. I was hoping to make a couple more holes, but no such luck or skill. I may have the three large doors made by pros. Not sure yet, need to think about my options.

I have a cousin in Mt. Shasta who has a cabinet shop at his house, so I may take Rita up there and camp in his driveway, and do a work along, if he wants to trade labor with me. He helped me build my house at Lake Shastina 20 years ago, so maybe he is willing to save me again! He is fast, we had it framed and roofed in 7 days.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:12 PM   #675
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. . . lower door under the oven, stained and the center panel in-place.

On another good note, The Bunny "picked" a cool 50's girl's bike today, so we drove over to my bro's house, and got it. She got it for free, but I have to help my brother pour a concrete sidewalk at his place.


Wow, looks like a Springer Hardtail, very cool.
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Mr. R.... now that The Bunny has a vintage bike, she wants me to see if I can "Pick" a 1955 Schwinn Phantom. If you look at the prices on ebay for a Phantom, one would want to try to "Pick" one from someone who doesn't know the value.

The boys bikes are worth more, because we would destroy our bike trying to jump something, and the girls would keep care of their bike.

Nice day to have a "Standdown" from Rita. So, I picked some vegetables from our garden and will make soup. I am going to use Tomatoes, garlic, three types peppers, yellow squash, and three types of onions to make the soup.


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Old 07-20-2011, 04:18 PM   #677
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The soup's in the Crockpot cooking away... the following is my own recipe.

Ingredients

2 Tablespoons of olive oil
2 medium squash
6 cloves garlic, minced
8 large tomatoes, cored
6 small onions, yellow, red, and white
3 medium bell peppers
2 chile peppers
2 jalapeno peppers
2 cups of water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon "no salt" seasoning, which has some sugar in it.
1 tablespoon fresh oregano

Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat. Cook and stir the onions, squash, and garlic into the skillet...cook to golden brown or to your taste. On a cookie sheet, roast the peppers at 475 degrees, for 10 minutes. In a blender or food processor, puree 2 cups of water, tomatoes & roasted peppers. In a large pot or crockpot, mix the tomato puree and the rest of the ingredients... bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook to your taste.....I like to slow cook for hours in the crockpot, but it can be ready in 45 minutes if needed sooner.

It has the taste of a sweet tomato soup, but with a touch of veggy chile because of the peppers. You can add any type of meat, or beans if you want some protein added you your soup.

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Just got off the phone with my cousin Rich, from Mt. Shasta. I will take Rita up to his house next Tues or Weds, and do a "work along" with him, building the cabinet doors. He wants some firewood, so I will pick up a firewood permit from the USFS for 20 bucks, for 4 cords of wood, and bring my chainsaw along for a day or two of firewood cutting and hopefully build my cabinet doors!

Also Porno Bob called and said that he has a back-in site at Lakeshore Resort, (Shasta Lake on the Sacramento arm), for this weekend. So, The Bunny and I will meet him and Sue for a fun weekend of camping. Lakeshore is only 20 miles north from our place...


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The other day when I had my "Bull in a China closet day"....one of the other things that when wrong was I dropped a box of 5/8" nails onto the driveway in front of Rita. Once I ran a magnet over the driveway, I got the garden hose out, and washed down the whole area...hopefully I got everything. Here's a pic of some of the "stuff" that I picked up with a magnet.

Back on the horse today, cleaning Rita for this weekend, and working on the storage areas below the kitchen counter top. Also need to tune-up my chainsaw, the plan is to go firewood cuttin, on Sugarloaf Mtn. above the town of Lakehead, location of Lakeshore Resort & RV. If you would like to see Sugarloaf Lookout, let me know... I'll drive to the top and take some pics.

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Today I installed three more sliding storage drawers, one over the freshwater pump, and two in the food pantry. I had to build a shelf above the freshwater pump out of 1 1/2" angled aluminum. Once The Bunny got home from work, we loaded Rita for our camping trip to tomorrow.



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