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Old 04-02-2006, 11:19 PM   #261
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That retractable shower curtain does indeed look interesting. Have you had any direct experience with it?

By the way it looks like you are new to the forums - so welcome. I am also in Portland by the way.

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Old 04-03-2006, 12:00 AM   #262
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Hi Malcom,
No direct experience. I'm going to pick up our AS in June and I'm considering the curtain, depending on how measurements in the GT look.

I saw the product on a forum thread and one poster noted noted it wouldn't work for him because the curtain housing would eat too much doorway space. Compounded by the fact that he's a large-sized person.

My wife and I are pretty slight, so if the GT measures out, I think I like the idea enough to try it.

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By the way it looks like you are new to the forums - so welcome. I am also in Portland by the way.
Thanks! These forums have been a huge help in my pre-purchase research and the vibe is always positive and helpful. I've wanted an AS since the early '70's and now, it's about to happen.

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We'll have to hook up after I get Blimpy in the hanger. I've followed your radiant heat thread with great interest. I was taking a series of classes on sustainable energy at Mr. Sun, so your "practical engineering" approach was right in tune.

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Old 04-07-2006, 12:04 PM   #263
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Craig,

If you,or anyone else in our area for that matter, need to look at the inner details of a 70's vintage trailer give me a call. Mine is still disassembled enough that you can still see pretty much everything under the skin. I am always happy to talk details.

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Old 04-07-2006, 12:14 PM   #264
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Thanks, Malcom! We plan on getting a late '70's 31' at some point and doing the "full monty." It would be good to see the bare structure as a point of reference.

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Old 04-10-2006, 07:45 PM   #265
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Bath

I'm using polygal for large windows and sliding doors in the bath I am making. This is a corrugated plastic material that is translucent, like frosted plexiglass. These pictures are of the frame installed with one of the windows test fit. The front is cherry, the sides are 1/4" baltic birch.

After all the thinking about a collapsable bathroom, I couldn't come up with something that would fit the space, be functional, not take too long to put up and down... So this is my solution, a bathroom with giant holes in it to let light through. I thought about the rolling door and like the idea - but didn't like the idea of installing it with double stick tape and caulk - and it couldn't find a source for one with an aluminum finish instead of white paint. How picky.
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Picky is good.....very very good!
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Old 04-10-2006, 09:56 PM   #267
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Your solution is great!!! It' funny how a problem in design will haunt you. Nothing seems to come together. Lots of suggestions and ideas mill around in your mind. You step back, maybe work on something else. And then the solution presents itself. I have often found that patience is one of the most important steps in design. Keep up the beautiful work.
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:02 PM   #268
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Your solution is great!!! It' funny how a problem in design will haunt you. Nothing seems to come together. Lots of suggestions and ideas mill around in your mind. You step back, maybe work on something else. And then the solution presents itself. I have often found that patience is one of the most important steps in design. Keep up the beautiful work.

That sounds about right as a description of how I think about things. Thanks. You are going to be catching up to me soon at the rate you are going...
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:04 PM   #269
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More work on the bath - a space for the blackwater tank and installation of one of the windows.
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My new sink fixture. Trying to find something simple means you pay either 400$ or 28$. This was 28.

Is there anything wrong with the plumbing here? Pump to t - split for hot and cold, hot water heater has a bypass.
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My new sink fixture. Trying to find something simple means you pay either 400$ or 28$. This was 28.

Is there anything wrong with the plumbing here? Pump to t - split for hot and cold, hot water heater has a bypass.
I hear you on the fixtures - I got lucky and found a nice fixture set at Ikea for less than a hunnerd bucks each.

Consider a check valve in the cold feed line to the water heater. It prevents hot water to miraculously end up coming out of the cold water tap...mine does, and needs a check valve, according to the experts, which I am not, btw.
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I see that both of you are appearing on the VAP in two weeks. Congratulations.

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I hear you on the fixtures - I got lucky and found a nice fixture set at Ikea for less than a hunnerd bucks each.

Consider a check valve in the cold feed line to the water heater. It prevents hot water to miraculously end up coming out of the cold water tap...mine does, and needs a check valve, according to the experts, which I am not, btw.
I did put a check valve on the water heater - it is brass and screwed right into the female threaded inlet. I'm wondering, though, if the system will have enough pressure to get past it? It took all my lung power to squeak air by it when I tried. How many psi is the average double lung set capable of?
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The interview was that kind of split reality where you hear yourself talking and evaluate what you are saying from the perspective of an audience and wish you had used different words even while the first set of words are still coming out of your mouth. I'm hoping I don't sound like an idiot. Nasal and Iowan to be sure though.
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The interview was that kind of split reality where you hear yourself talking and evaluate what you are saying from the perspective of an audience and wish you had used different words even while the first set of words are still coming out of your mouth. I'm hoping I don't sound like an idiot. Nasal and Iowan to be sure though.
I listened to my interview last segment and I should have added additional information, but Oh Well.

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The interview was that kind of split reality where you hear yourself talking and evaluate what you are saying from the perspective of an audience and wish you had used different words even while the first set of words are still coming out of your mouth. I'm hoping I don't sound like an idiot. Nasal and Iowan to be sure though.
Lucky you! I felt like a case study of AADD. Rambling on and thinking halfway through the sentence "what did he ask me?" Tim is a genuinely nice guy though, and I really appreciate his efforts on this VAP thing. I love listening to the podcasts while driving, on my i-pod.
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I did put a check valve on the water heater - it is brass and screwed right into the female threaded inlet. I'm wondering, though, if the system will have enough pressure to get past it? It took all my lung power to squeak air by it when I tried. How many psi is the average double lung set capable of?
I like all the work, it's impressive.

Just a comment on the brass check valve located so close to the heat source. I have done alot of home restorations and in Mississippi you are allowed to do anything you like (gas, electric, plumbing, etc.) as long as it's inspected by a certified "whatever". My point is, I replaced 2 hot water heaters a couple of years back and had to move a shutoff valve atleast 12 inches from the water heater connection for saftey if the heater overeheated and would melt the rubber valve seat.

Not one to question your work, I will be a novice for a while on AS work - just remembered this from past experience.
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I like all the work, it's impressive.

Just a comment on the brass check valve located so close to the heat source. I have done alot of home restorations and in Mississippi you are allowed to do anything you like (gas, electric, plumbing, etc.) as long as it's inspected by a certified "whatever". My point is, I replaced 2 hot water heaters a couple of years back and had to move a shutoff valve atleast 12 inches from the water heater connection for saftey if the heater overeheated and would melt the rubber valve seat.

Not one to question your work, I will be a novice for a while on AS work - just remembered this from past experience.
That sounds logical - I might move it a few inches away from the heater. Thanks!

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Old 04-19-2006, 07:52 PM   #280
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I found this fitting at defender.com (a boat parts place). It will work for my shower drain, it has a 1" ID barb outlet at 90 degrees. I made space for the fitting with some 3/4" plywood and then made this sloped "support" for the actual shower pan from more plywood. I sanded it down with a belt sander to make the slope to the drain, which will fit in that hole. The plywood lines helped with getting an even slope.
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