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Old 11-25-2020, 11:12 PM   #941
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Yep, pretty close. We took her to Alabama a couple of weekends ago with the grands. All worked good, but was having a brake dragging, so that is when I decided to just replace the whole lot all the way around.

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Old 11-25-2020, 11:14 PM   #942
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Tonight's work on the floor, got the kitchen and living room done, have heat moldable quarter round to try, interested to see if it works
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Old 11-26-2020, 08:41 AM   #943
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Glad to see your getting rid of that plastic step well! Looking great
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Old 11-26-2020, 10:12 AM   #944
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Which pic are you referring to on the opening for the sending unit, thanks Jim
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Old 11-26-2020, 12:02 PM   #945
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Which pic are you referring to on the opening for the sending unit, thanks Jim
Shoot, failed to attach the first time I guess
Let's try again. Exposed plywood is the hatch
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Old 11-26-2020, 03:07 PM   #946
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Thanks that pic helps a bunch on locating mine to cut the floor.
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Old 11-26-2020, 03:12 PM   #947
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Is the sending unit under the bed or more toward the front of the panel, looking to see if I can take a hole saw and make a entry cut in the floor to access the unit
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:29 PM   #948
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Is the sending unit under the bed or more toward the front of the panel, looking to see if I can take a hole saw and make a entry cut in the floor to access the unit
The sending unit is more towards the rear under the bed
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Old 11-27-2020, 05:24 AM   #949
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Is the sending unit under the bed or more toward the front of the panel, looking to see if I can take a hole saw and make a entry cut in the floor to access the unit

I think that you would have a hard time hitting the right location
using a hole saw. I used one of those oscillating blade saws and
was able to get a hole close enough. With a large hole saw it
would have taken me 2 or 3 tries.

Also with an oscillating saw I could safely cut to the depth that
I wanted without risking cutting into the gas tank.
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Old 11-27-2020, 08:36 AM   #950
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Thanks for the info, if I make a mistake at least it will be under the bed. I used one of the battery operated saws when I cut some of my plywood in the front set it at 5/8" and it did well. Since I have seen what it looks like under the floor I will try the saw fingers crossed.
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Old 11-27-2020, 08:56 AM   #951
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Thanks for the info, if I make a mistake at least it will be under the bed. I used one of the battery operated saws when I cut some of my plywood in the front set it at 5/8" and it did well. Since I have seen what it looks like under the floor I will try the saw fingers crossed.
Do you have your bed out? On mine the storage drawers make it impossible to do any cutting under the bed without major disassembly

I also used an oscillating saw, makes it easy to do big square cuts

I recon the center of the sending unit is about 3 inches back from the edge of the bed
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:26 AM   #952
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The front bed panel is screwed to the floor and I have about 12" of space to my water tank. Think I can get it opened up with that space
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Old 11-29-2020, 06:48 PM   #953
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Way too many festivities this weekend to get on the road, but I've got the heated floor install done, just need to do trim

This winter stuff is driving me crazy, can't road test during the week when it gets dark at 4pm, and every weekend seems to get spoken for.
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Old 11-29-2020, 09:44 PM   #954
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A quick test with the finished product, and oh yes, initial impressions exceed all expectations.

The floor of the barn outside is 45
The air outside is 40
The air inside is 70
The floor thermostat is set to 62
The floor where unheated is 62 (the temp sensor is on an unheated section between 2 mats per installation instructions)
The floor where heated is 80

Total power consumption of almost exactly 400 watts (30 ohms, 3.7amps)

This is very pleasant, a creature comfort game changer for sure. 10/10, all future projects must have a heated floor
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Flexible trim and heat gun working pretty well
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Flexible trim and heat gun working pretty well

Love the lifeproof dusk Cherry LVP , but there is no way you would leave it white? Why not paint it beforehand?
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Love the lifeproof dusk Cherry LVP , but there is no way you would leave it white? Why not paint it beforehand?
I'm confused as to why I wouldn't leave it white?

Also, is there any paint that would stand up to the abuse of constant kicking this will see?
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I'm confused as to why I wouldn't leave it white?

Also, is there any paint that would stand up to the abuse of constant kicking this will see?

Because I am in the decorating business and shoe molding either matches the wall or the floor. You could try this dye stain, the light brown version, if you can find it. Its sold at Woodcraft stores. Its a little hard to work with but acts just like the name says, dye. if you like the results you shoot a little lacquer on it with a spray can.
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shoe molding either matches the wall or the floor.
Either there is an extra more nuanced rule, or all my friends with new houses are out of touch
The "in" trend I've noticed is wood floors, white trim, neutral walls, but I'm definitely not a professional!

While it's good enough as is (in my humble and probably tasteless opinion) I do really like the idea of getting a better match with that dye. I'll keep an eye out and give it a test! I would hope it would work well on the vinyl, the trim definitely has a tiny bit of porosity to it.
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Either there is an extra more nuanced rule, or all my friends with new houses are out of touch
The "in" trend I've noticed is wood floors, white trim, neutral walls, but I'm definitely not a professional!

While it's good enough as is (in my humble and probably tasteless opinion) I do really like the idea of getting a better match with that dye. I'll keep an eye out and give it a test! I would hope it would work well on the vinyl, the trim definitely has a tiny bit of porosity to it.

Rob, don't listen to me, whatever you are happy with works for me.

I do high end ebony wood finishes and silver leafing, so maybe I too whacked out about color coordination. (see the before and after of some famous race drivers personal office)

I personally like setting the furniture on top of the floor and do not use any shoe molding. If I have to use shoe molding, I try to match the wood the best I can.
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