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Multiple customer requested items, new ceiling, general going through of all systems, modify couch, coat roof, etc
Date(s): March 8, 2010. Album by Dan Hellier. Photos by Dan. 1 - 72 of 72 Total. 5085 Visits.
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Day one, shored on blocks and wheels pulled off.

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Besides the other places where the breaks are more visible, there are long cracks in the cpvc tubing.  If you look closely, just behind the coupling there is a crack that extends all the way back through the wall.The easiest repair is to just replace all the plumbing with pex.

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March 18th, lots of work done today.

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Old water heater.

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Old water heater removed, will be replaced with Ariston 4 gallon electric water heater.

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Previous fresh water holding tank.  Removed and discarded.  It weighed about 40 pounds.

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New roof vent and new roof coating.

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Large areas of rot in the corner and all along the bottom looking forward.

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Making a splice piece to tie everything together in the corner.

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Splice piece intstalled.

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Outside view of the splice piece where the corner weight is dispersed in both directions.

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The corner all put back together, as I start to run out of daylight.

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New Ariston 4 gallon hot water heater.  Unfortunately the only place it would fit is in the bottom of the closet.

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Getting ready to close the back wall up.

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Customer requested addition to the couch.

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Some of the new pex connections.

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Cold water connection to the toilet, under the front left bench seat.

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Kitchen faucet hot and cold lines.

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Top lifts for storage.

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Whats left of the existing ceiling.

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All the ceiling pulled out.  The area in the back of the picture is the rounded part over the bunk.

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Here's where I made a piece of square wood round, boy was that fun.

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The tape marks are where the beams are, so I could make chalk lines after the piece was in.

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March 21st, last of the ceiling is in.

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Old bathroom ceiling and old light fixture.

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New water lines at Shower faucet.

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I added a board and re-attached the drawer guides as they were completely detached.

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New Bathroom ceiling minus light fixture.

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New light fixture.

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New gas line coming to stove.  The smaller line brances off and goes to the gas light.

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Preparing to flare the new gas line.

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Flaring the gas line.

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Hard to see in this picture or the next, but if you look closely you can see the blue flames.  All burners work, no problem.

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New pressure regulator installed.  Gas system was soap tested, and pressure sustaining tested.

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New Shower assembly complete.

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March 28, Kilz Primer

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Paint, hard to see in the pictures.  It's more of an egg shell / light brown, it was color matched to the original ceiling.

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Enjoyed your remodel pics and info. I'm currently restoring a 1973 Shasta Stratoflyte. Big job! Lots of the same problems you have. Good luck.
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tamma armstrong, Wed, 7 Jul 2010 7:14AM
 
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