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Old 02-28-2020, 02:46 PM   #121
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While visiting Natchez the weather was cold and rainy, one night the temp was down to 28 degrees. And of course the furnace conked out. Fortunately we had electric heaters and were able to enjoy our visit.

Upon our return I disconnected the wiring and LPG line and pulled the unit for troubleshooting. Things went downhill from there...water heater was leaking and the subfloor around it was rotted,

Wife suggested that I had the furnace out, go ahead and pull the water heater, and the sink, faucet, and countertop, and the stove and the cabinets...Notice a trend here?

Yep, she wants to redo the interior of the coach.

While I’m removing fixtures, etc...she ordered an induction cooktop, convection microwave, quartz countertops for the kitchen, bathroom and the back shelf in the bedroom?

Yesterday with everything out she suggested I remove the PO laminate floor. I guess we’re getting an LVT floor.

Found some soft spots and rot...pulled up the plywood subfloor in the living and kitchen area.

So a simple furnace repair...(haven’t troubleshoot yet...) has turned into a big project

Guess I’ll have to add new Pex Plumbing to the list as well.

Did I mention we have a trip to Louisiana planned for mid-April?

My “honey-do list” has definitely grown...

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Old 02-28-2020, 03:58 PM   #122
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Mid April eh? Hehehehe, goooooood luck! Hope it goes smooth. That scenario is pretty much the standard mode of operation with these beasts.
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Old 02-28-2020, 04:50 PM   #123
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You meant to say... "Did I mention we HAD a trip to Louisiana planned for mid-April?"
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:37 PM   #124
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You meant to say... "Did I mention we HAD a trip to Louisiana planned for mid-April?"

mid April 2021, since whilst I .....
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Old 02-28-2020, 05:42 PM   #125
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That's funny...what you call a "honey do" list, I call a renovation. And ours stretched to two years. But that's another story. My wife loves the new induction cooktop by the way - I think you will too. Good luck, hope you make it on your trip!
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Old 02-29-2020, 03:33 PM   #126
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Removed couch, refrigerator etc...from the living area.

Pried up the subfloor from the LR, Galley & WC...whew those nails were hard to remove!

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Old 02-29-2020, 03:37 PM   #127
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DW wants the vinyl wallpaper removed from the LR & Galley. Guess I’ll have to remove the upper cabinet from the galley.

She’s mulling over the removal of the pantry and upper cabinets.

I need a day off to regroup...
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Old 02-29-2020, 04:06 PM   #128
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Removed couch, refrigerator etc...from the living area.

Pried up the subfloor from the LR, Galley & WC...whew those nails were hard to remove!

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Thats hard work, killer on your knees. I just went through the same thing. Be super careful to map your framing when you install the new flooring. Never know what may be lurking below.

Not sure if you saw my post about using the blew concrete screws. They are super strong and rarely break and countersink nicely with a strong drill. I used a 5/32 bit to drill the holes, which is barely big enough, that why you need a strong drill . I switched to these construction screws (Home Depot) half way through and they were much easier to set after using a 5/32 drill bit. Very strong as well.
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Old 03-01-2020, 09:43 AM   #129
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Great tip Peter, thank you!
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Old 03-01-2020, 03:40 PM   #130
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Thats hard work, killer on your knees. I just went through the same thing. Be super careful to map your framing when you install the new flooring. Never know what may be lurking below.


Placed little bits of tape on the walls to identify the frame rails.

Removed valance & shades in preparation for removing last upper cabinet.

Removed light fixtures, switch and electrical box...and down comes the cabinet.

Removed the aluminum covers for the vent fan...good thing today is only an 1/2 day...

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Old 03-01-2020, 03:41 PM   #131
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Uh-oh!

She has her tape measure out...this doesn’t bode well for me!

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Old 03-01-2020, 07:29 PM   #132
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Deja-Vu...or 3rd times the Charm Redux!

That means the design department (SWMBO) is getting ready to make life “interesting in the Spockian sense” for the engineering department. Fear is an appropriate emotion in this very situation.
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Old 03-02-2020, 08:00 PM   #133
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Old 03-02-2020, 08:07 PM   #134
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Awaiting delivery of new furnace and tankless water heater...so I decided to tackle replacing all the polybutylene with Pex.

Original plumbing...

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Awaiting delivery of new furnace and tankless water heater...so I decided to tackle replacing all the polybutylene with Pex.

Original plumbing...

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First steps...

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Much more to go

The biggest problems, I have seen with the old lines is the plastic T's. Long straight stretches are typically ok, unless you live in a cold climate.

In case you have to tie into the old polybutylene line somewhere, they do make a special coupling for that.

https://www.homedepot.com/s/1%252F2%...oupling?NCNI-5
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Old 03-03-2020, 06:15 PM   #136
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Old 03-03-2020, 06:17 PM   #137
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During a break this morning I looked at the pile of stuff removed from the coach...

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Old 03-03-2020, 06:25 PM   #138
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A little more progress with the PEX piping project. The drivers side hot and cold water runs completed. Will finalize drivers side plumbing when Tankless Water Heater, Sediment Trap, Quartz Countertops, Stainless Sinks and Faucets.

Borrowed Mayco’s idea of connecting City Water to Fresh Tank full. Plan to connect original “fill” line to serve as overflow drain...also from Mayco .

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Tomorrow’s plan is to complete hot and cold Pex runs to the shower.
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Old 03-03-2020, 06:29 PM   #139
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While taking breaks between PEX runs, removed some of the Vinyl Wallpaper...

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I’m beat!

you sure get a lot of stuff done in a day!
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