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Old 02-10-2013, 06:00 PM   #29
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Yes the furnace is there and I had to move out the mud daubers. I plan to put a screen on it as well.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:33 PM   #30
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I used some fiberglass screening to cover all my vent openings. It won't rust and the holes are too small for flying critters to get in (unless they are NoSeeUms). I too had mud daubers in all my entry openings when we bought the trailer!
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:35 PM   #31
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Well I now have 3 hrs in replacing the rubber seals on the curb side window! Took an hr to take it out and clean up and one to get it back in with the seal. Then another hr to put the lock into that rubber!!!!! Now I guess I will order the tool to do the other two. My thumbs are bout raw! But it looks like it will keep out the water now. At least I can't see daylight around that one any more.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:42 PM   #32
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Well I now have 3 hrs in replacing the rubber seals on the curb side window! Took an hr to take it out and clean up and one to get it back in with the seal. Then another hr to put the lock into that rubber!!!!! Now I guess I will order the tool to do the other two. My thumbs are bout raw! But it looks like it will keep out the water now. At least I can't see daylight around that one any more.
Take a look at the tool that I made for 50 cents. It worked like a dream. The key is to let the tool tip lead, so you are pushing it into the slot and forward at the same time.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:28 PM   #33
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Thanks! I'm on my way to the shed to find me an old screwdriver to make a tool out of. Thanks
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:33 PM   #34
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Thanks! I'm on my way to the shed to find me an old screwdriver to make a tool out of. Thanks
I deliberately used a cheap Dollar Store screwdriver as I knew it would not be hardened and thus easily bent, filed and shaped.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:37 PM   #35
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Made me a tool, but it is easier for me to put it in with a screwdriver a bit at a time! The door window only took about 1.5 hrs so it was twice as fast!
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:08 AM   #36
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for $15 I bought the Lisle tool and it took less than 5 minutes to get the lock strip in!
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for $15 I bought the Lisle tool and it took less than 5 minutes to get the lock strip in!
Once I got my home made tool tuned in, it took me about 5 minutes, too.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:23 AM   #38
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Tom, I've seen a commercial made tool similar to your home made one but didn't have a local source to buy it. The Lisle tool has 4 different tips for different size lock strip. Probably a tool I won't use again after I do the door window, but a friend also has a Uhaul so I'll share it with him. Nothing like having the right tool for the job, Eh!
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:33 AM   #39
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Much better than sore thumbs!!!!! I will have to wait for a week and do the last one. That way I don't make my thumbs go to bleeding. It really isn't so bad because I spent a good while cleaning the tracks and the opening while I was doing it. Many a half hr to get it in the hole and laced up. Thanks for all the help and encouragement. It helps me to stay focused on it.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #40
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The faucet is in. Went with this unit from Home Depot.



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The lit behind the faucet is a power indicator so that the Pump is not left on when it is not needed.

All that is left is the electrical and to mount the pump. The plate that is under the faucet is a temporary plate. I will replace it with a section of cutting board. Saw that idea here and thought it was real a smart thing to use.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:55 PM   #41
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The last window now has new rubber!!!! And it only took about 45 min. Wife said I had it figured out now that I was done with them all.

Now to the leak at the Solar Panel Mounts and Wire.
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What I thought was a leak from the solar panel turned out to be a flaw in the roof seam. Solar panel and wire are now removed, but brackets remain.
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