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Old 03-20-2020, 06:35 PM   #201
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MAN! You’re kicking butt you are. Interested in how you like the tankless WH. I’ve thought about it but never pulled the trigger. We don’t leave our water heater on all the time while camping. Some do I guess. But we will turn it on about 15 mins before a shower or doing dishes etc. Unless you have full hookups, showers are pretty darn quick to save on gray tank capacity. I assume your heater will run on propane or electricity? Is that the norm?
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Old 03-20-2020, 06:54 PM   #202
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MAN! You’re kicking butt you are. Interested in how you like the tankless WH. I’ve thought about it but never pulled the trigger. We don’t leave our water heater on all the time while camping. Some do I guess. But we will turn it on about 15 mins before a shower or doing dishes etc. Unless you have full hookups, showers are pretty darn quick to save on gray tank capacity. I assume your heater will run on propane or electricity? Is that the norm?


Girard Tankless Water Heater, propane only.

Have read good and bad reviews from users.
Appears most issues due to not understanding the system.

If water pressure is regulated, sufficient propane regulated 11” WC and temp set to 104-105 (shower mixing valve set to hot only), unit should perform admirably.

Fingers definitely crossed that I performed due diligence in my research.

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Old 03-21-2020, 07:28 PM   #203
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DW wanted my work area squared away...

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Salvaged all the aluminum, angle iron, screws, hinges, etc...

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Piled all this on the curb for pickup:

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Finally got back to working on the coach about 1600 hours.
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:30 PM   #204
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Installed flexible stainless steel propane lines to the furnace and water heater...

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Old 03-22-2020, 07:57 AM   #205
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If you keep up this blistering pace this could be a record time for a rebuild

Which would obviously put the rest of us to shame......

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Old 03-22-2020, 12:50 PM   #206
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Turned off the TV News and just staying busy.

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Old 03-22-2020, 07:49 PM   #207
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Secured the propane lines with insulated clamps and sealed the holes in the floor with Sikaflex.

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Old 03-22-2020, 07:56 PM   #208
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Set the new Transfer Switch and planned for the 50 amp upgrade.

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Picked up a lot of the needed parts at the local Big Box Store. Will procure the remaining pieces at the local electrical supply store in the morning.
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:27 PM   #209
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Wired Shore Power and Generator to the Transfer Switch[

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Old 03-23-2020, 07:30 PM   #210
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Tomorrows plan is to wire in the new load panel and connect the Transfer Switch.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:35 PM   #211
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Removed the 30 Amp Transfer Switch and Load Panel:

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Old 03-24-2020, 05:40 PM   #212
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Installed the new 50 Amp Load Panel & Circuit Breakers. Reconnected original wiring and new wiring for the Rear Air Conditioner, Induction Cooktop and Convection Microwave.

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Old 03-24-2020, 07:20 PM   #213
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During breaks from the wiring job, applied “Goop” to the stripped aluminum walls to remove old adhesive, bits of wallpaper, etc...

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Have to drill out all the old rivet remnants...
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:16 PM   #214
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During breaks from the wiring job, applied “Goop” to the stripped aluminum walls to remove old adhesive, bits of wallpaper, etc...

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Have to drill out all the old rivet remnants...

Walls are looking good. You are a man of many talents! I trust you wear good protection when using those nasty chemicals!?
For some reason, putting stuff back always takes so much longer than tearing it apart.
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:32 AM   #215
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Good Ventilation, gloves, mask (hard to find &#129315

Lots of cussin at the hundreds of little bits!
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:24 PM   #216
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Tested New 50 Amp Shore Power...Success!

Incorporated Mayco’s idea to use the city water connection to fill the fresh water tank and an overflow feature:

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Now that the fresh water fill door is not being used...turned it into the new shore power inlet...

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Repurposed some more aluminum from the pantry removal to cover the original Airstream jagged hole for the fresh water fill.

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Old 03-25-2020, 04:25 PM   #217
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The test of all the outlets and running both air conditioners at the same time was successful.
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:28 PM   #218
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Covered up some holes in the new coffee station area using aluminum from the old pantry.

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Old 03-25-2020, 04:32 PM   #219
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Remember the original refrigerator vent hole?

Yep, gone...

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Note: starting to run out of old aluminum from the pantry.

Still have to build a box above the Inverter and converter for the refrigerator to rest on...thankfully still have one large piece of aluminum from the pantry.
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:37 PM   #220
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Stripped a little more vinyl wallpaper between tasks...

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