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Old 05-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #141
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Sandy sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I see two code violations in your gas lines. The shut offs to the stove and furnace need to be outside the coach, under the belly pan. They should not be anywhere inside the living area.
I'm just curious about this.....first, who is the police of the codes? We were planning to have just one entry to our propane. I'm not trying to be smart here, but why can you have propane connections in your house, but not in an rv? If you have a 12v propane detector, doesn't that cover all the bases? Sorry if I hijacked!
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Hi Sandy then it won't be hard to correct. Just replace the lines from the outside shutoffs and eliminate the interior ones.

I have been working on project cars lately so no further work has been done to the Excella. I've got three cars that I'm rebuilding, a 61 Lincoln, a 54 Caddy and a 73 Lincoln as well.
I'm really stuck in polishing mode. I am finding it hard to get any time to do the polishing. Work keeps getting in the way. It ends up that I can't get that messy and still run the business. I'm seriously contemplating farming out the polish job so I can carry on with the rest of the build.
I will tell him to take the interior shut offs out so it is all good or can he keep both? It was nice of you to see that and do a reminder for us. He was really busy today as we bought another AS!! It is the1966 that I mentioned before. I do have the TITLE this time so I wasn't going to hand over any money until I had it. Spent most of the day going to retrieve it. It is now in the yard and looking pretty nice. I did the first go round of cleaning quickly but there is quite a mess.

Are you doing all the work on the cars yourself? That would be overwhelming to say the least. I haven't even started on doing the polishing yet on the Albatross so you are still ahead of me. I am going to get brave and start on it once school is out for the summer. It truly is too much to do in bits and pieces plus with all of the mess, it is a commitment that can't be interrupted. Maybe you can offer lessons to the campers and they can to try it out so you eventually get it all done?
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Remove the interior shut offs and replumb the gas lines direct to the appliance connection.
I'm doing the mechanical work that I can do on site. The body work is being done by one of my campers again on site. Bits & pieces are being sent out for refurbishment or painting and the final paint job for the 61 will be done off site.
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I'm just curious about this.....first, who is the police of the codes? We were planning to have just one entry to our propane. I'm not trying to be smart here, but why can you have propane connections in your house, but not in an rv? If you have a 12v propane detector, doesn't that cover all the bases? Sorry if I hijacked!
Becky the RVIA (Recreational Vehicle Industry Association) follows the ANSI/NFPA (American National Standards Institute/ National Fire Protection Association) #1192. It relates to all aspects involved with the installation of propane systems in RV's.
It is available online for purchase at $42.00.
NFPA 1192-2011 NFPA 1192: Standard on Recreational Vehicles, 2011 Edition
See this link for a overview to propane systems.
http://www.rvst.org/RVIA_Textbooks/Propane_Systems.pdf

Hvaing a shut off valve inside is a potential source of leaks and someone may use the valve when removing the appliance for service or permanent discontinuation of use of the appliance. Any line should be properly closed with a cap or plug depending on the fitting on the line. I.E. a flare nut needs to be plugged and a Tee or elbow needs to be capped.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:19 PM   #145
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Drapery hardware needed

Worked most of day on the front draperies and made some progress. Still not sure if this is the perfect plan or not but will try them and can change them if we decide to down the road. Sure is a lot of work to sew all the little t tabs on both sides of the curtains...hopefully it works when I get them done.

My question is how to find the correct parts for missing track and stand offs for the curtains. The trailer has the lower track all the way around the front windows but no track above the street side double window and above the curbside window by the door. I am not sure what was supposed to be up there in the first place as ours has always been MIA. The PO replaced those drapes with metal blinds.

Looking at different online sources has me confused about which track is the right one. I was hoping someone had taken theirs down and willing to sell it but not sure I can wait too long on that as we have only a couple of months before our maiden flight. Tick tock....time is flying by.

As I remember it, there is a plastic molded piece that fits over the kitchen window that held a roller blind and the bathroom had a hidden roller blind built into the end cap piece. We did not keep any of those pieces as we planned to do similar treatments for those areas as the front windows. Any ideas on which track and stand off hardware would work well for those spots?

Lastly both of the center windows on either side of the trailer did not have track left either. The mini blinds had already hit both of those spots too when we demolished the inside. I will need to get track and hardware for those two windows as well. Info welcome...leads on track hardware needed. Photos of what is supposed to be there would be great if anyone has it. Thanks.
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You have come to our rescue again Splitrock! Thanks for the photos. I don't think we have anything like that in our collection of stuff we saved from the demolition but I will double check. We have stacks of stuff in different places but now I can see clearly what I am looking for. I have been holding up different pieces of hardware to each window trying to figure out what goes where and DH doesn't remember what came from which spot. We did take photos but apparently not enough of the right stuff! Thanks again.
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This is crazy! I found both pieces in a pile of parts. I think I am missing some end pieces but I will look in my other piles. Sandy
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Thanks!!

Thanks for that link; I think I might need these. I spent the rest of the am cleaning up the windows parts and test fit the first section of curtains for the front. Our son thinks they look great and I am okay with them. Will post pictures later. I appreciate so much that you are willing to assist us and let me know if there is something I can do for you. I feel closer to camping every day.
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Thanks for that link; I think I might need these. I spent the rest of the am cleaning up the windows parts and test fit the first section of curtains for the front. Our son thinks they look great and I am okay with them. Will post pictures later. I appreciate so much that you are willing to assist us and let me know if there is something I can do for you. I feel closer to camping every day.
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Here is some of the progress to date.
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Creeping not leaping ahead

More photos of progress on the curtains and other items. The sink cabinets are done now and he is working on the bathroom next I think. The one photo shows the outside looking in view of the curtains with blackout fabric on the underside of the curtains. Might have to jazz those up a bit.

Now we can live in an Airstream with homemade curtains.
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Yer making lightening time. Ya passed me and I didn't even have to make a frame. Looking good!
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The progress on the Albatross bathroom as of today. It is going to be difficult to get water into that small hole on the sink but I am Norwegian so I can do it.
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Looks great! I really like the idea of covering the ABS countertop in the bathroom. What are you going to cover it with?

Also, what are you going to do about the door on the left, just trim it so that it clears or are you replacing it with something else? I've been leaving the bathroom for last because it's the least inspirational area we have, ha.
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Looks great! I really like the idea of covering the ABS countertop in the bathroom. What are you going to cover it with?

Also, what are you going to do about the door on the left, just trim it so that it clears or are you replacing it with something else? I've been leaving the bathroom for last because it's the least inspirational area we have, ha.
Thanks for checking the progress out,
We are going to use the same Formica that is in the kitchen on the bathroom just for ease of use and to sort of hold things together over the trailer. The sheet was expensive ($150) and I would have liked to use it on the table top too but unwilling to buy another sheet just for that so will likely use something else. Haven't figured that part out yet and we sometimes design as we go too.

The door in between the bathroom and sleeping areas is already built; it is a pocket door that is made with a sandwich of two sheets of birch plywood. My husband built that awhile back but isn't going to install it until we are closer to lift off. The other divider and hardware between the kitchen and bedroom was missing so we are going to have to go with a curtain of some type instead of the preferred pocket door. Unless I can locate a replacement that is...

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Don't like it at all.....

The sliding doors are installed in the galley but they came out a darker color on the birch than the surrounding birch. It must be the difference in the wood as they are all birch finished with sealer only. Contemplating what to do about this. Wood is wood and has natural variations but this is a bit too much of a contrast for me. Maybe I am being just too picky? DH isn't too wild about it either so I know he would change it out if I decide it has to go. Suggestions?
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