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Old 04-19-2006, 07:55 PM   #281
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Double super-secret electrical outlets

There are two of these, one for each table, roughly centered. The lid is held in place with magnets and released by pushing down on one corner, which kicks up the opposite corner.
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:58 PM   #282
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Drawer baskets

I made a trial drawer that I think will work for my storage spaces. The box is made of 1/4" ply box-jointed, very light in weight. It sits on a drawer/platform and is held in place with magnets on a fitted cleat. These can work as normal drawers or be lifted of the cleat to take along or set on top of the counter for work.
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:51 PM   #283
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OK, now you're really making me sick!
Fantastic work, Carlos, nothing short of excellent!
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Old 04-28-2006, 11:59 AM   #284
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OK, now you're really making me sick!
Fantastic work, Carlos, nothing short of excellent!
Thanks Uwe.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:03 PM   #285
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Liquid pleasure

Waterworks underway: I attached a fitting for city water just below the fresh water fill. On the inside (these plumbing pictures are always indecipherable, mine are no different) the large tube is the fresh water fill, one of the small pipes is a vent, the other is the draw.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:05 PM   #286
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I listened to The Vap interviews with you and Uwe yesterday. Good job, very informative and interesting stuff. Keep up the good work, you're an inspiration!

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Old 04-28-2006, 12:05 PM   #287
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P-Stream

My 'stream comes with an outdoor faucet.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:07 PM   #288
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Tanklings

Cut holes in the floor and stuck the fittings up through.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:09 PM   #289
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Switch

The switch for water heater and pump.

As far as the heater goes, do you generally leave it on while camping or just turn it on before a shower?
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:13 PM   #290
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Copper flower

The shower pan is copper, so I started with a paper template fit to the space, then cut a second paper template into swirly shapes for the copper pieces that will be soldered together for the pan. I have no idea if this will work, though it seems like it will. The pan will sort of "float" in that space and the wall coverings will overlap the top edge so water will run down.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:17 PM   #291
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Dung Tank

My expensive but perfectly fit tank for the black water. I have a bit of a job to do on the bottom side getting everything fit together with my macerator.
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:41 PM   #292
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I listened to The Vap interviews with you and Uwe yesterday. Good job, very informative and interesting stuff. Keep up the good work, you're an inspiration!

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Thanks Jim, looks like you are making great progress!
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:01 PM   #293
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Slow, but steady. Thanks for noticing.

Do you think that solder will be strong enough to bare the weight of a person standing on it? I know it works well in water pipe joints, but that is a different type of fitting. Can you weld copper?

However you do it, I'm sure it'll look like a million bucks when your done.

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Slow, but steady. Thanks for noticing.

Do you think that solder will be strong enough to bare the weight of a person standing on it? I know it works well in water pipe joints, but that is a different type of fitting. Can you weld copper?

However you do it, I'm sure it'll look like a million bucks when your done.

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I did some test pieces and have a wide overlap - it seems really strong though I think brazing with oxy/acet would be better. It won't really support any weight as the support below it is carrying the weight. I'll see how it goes...

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Old 04-28-2006, 09:15 PM   #295
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Solder Joint Strength

I've done some repairs to copper downspouts and gutters on my old home. The joints were very strong and supported the weight of alot of water during heavy storms. There was no support like you will have under you drain pan, this was just a comment on how strong these joints really are. You should have no problems, use plumbing grade solder - keep acid core solder away - corrosion could be a factor in the long run.

BTW - you do great work. I'm keeping notes for my restore.
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:25 PM   #296
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You should have no problems, use plumbing grade solder - keep acid core solder away - corrosion could be a factor in the long run.

BTW - you do great work. I'm keeping notes for my restore.
By "plumbing grade" you mean a separate flux and solid wire solder?

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Nice Work Carlos: I am looking to buy a 62 safari also, but need to resource some body parts, like the screen covering part of the door,, I can't believe they tell me it just fell off? any suggestions to resource something like that?
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Nice Work Carlos: I am looking to buy a 62 safari also, but need to resource some body parts, like the screen covering part of the door,, I can't believe they tell me it just fell off? any suggestions to resource something like that?
I think there are some salvage yards out there but my sense is to be prepared to fabricate anything you need. I spent some time looking for parts and finally just made them.

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Old 05-04-2006, 11:04 PM   #299
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My Wife and I just listened to the Pod Cast. The Forum is great but there is something special about hearing the story of a restoration from the source. Like I mentioned to We, it's too bad the story wasn't mixed with the smell of a camp fire the sound of a nite in the woods. I think I mentioned once before that I too an an Artist. Your transformation of a Airstream into a studio is infectious.
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I came across this thread at post # 283, started to backtrack, then just went to the beginning. I've spent the last couple hours reading the entire thread. I've gotta say I am very impressed. Carlos you are very talented. Now that I've seen all your handiwork, it makes me think I'm not doing enough to my AS!

You've definitely provided some food for thought. I love the magnets! I'm putting a twin opposite the existing double, and am using heavy duty drawer slides also. I was a little concerned aout the idea, but seeing what you've done lets me know it shouldn't be an issue.

I'll definitely be watching your progress and using some of your ideas
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