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Old 02-21-2016, 10:40 AM   #15
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ID:	92724 As part of my LiteHouse rebuild, I am redoing the cushions. The upholstery guy said that except for some mold, the foam is in good shape. At his suggestion, I'm treating the mold with. 30% bleach solution.


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Old 02-21-2016, 10:44 AM   #16
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Mostly deconstructed. The next steps: remove the door and get the redo of the OSB off.


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Old 02-21-2016, 02:43 PM   #18
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Rinse, rinse, rinse, and good luck! No kidding, wear your whites!
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ID:	92919 The most difficult part of this phase was the time spent trying. To find one of the two oscillating tools I already own. Now I own three of them. I expect that I have several weekend days of working on getting the OSB out. The original builder put a lot of liquid nails around the edges.


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Oh, man! OSB and liquid nails--just a lovely combo! I feel for you!

And time spent searching for that tool you know you have...wow! So true! LOL on the now you own three. I've had to stop Paul a few times from shopping for what he already has, and encourage him to KEEP LOOKING...usually he finds it. Once he found something even better, and used that. Wish I could remember what it was. Some grinding thing.

Don't forget to avoid silicone sealants. You probably know that already. Good threads on here about silicone and why not use it.
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A new one was only 20$s. My time is worth more than that to me. OTOH, I now have spares in case I encounter a helper.


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Attachment 92724 As part of my LiteHouse rebuild, I am redoing the cushions. The upholstery guy said that except for some mold, the foam is in good shape. At his suggestion, I'm treating the mold with. 30% bleach solution.


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Paul has asked me to post his suggestion that you throw those cushions away; our foam guy said you cannot ever get all the mold out, and some mold is extremely toxic.

HOWEVER, that said, others here have cleaned cushions, and bleach is about your best bet. If you have sunshine, try to get them out in it to dry some; UV helps kill a lot of nasty things.

We really feel for you. We ended up throwing out our cushions (bought our amerigo last September) when our foam guy here said no way...and we've bought a foam mattress to cut up, like you've mentioned. (IKEA, on clearance).

I'm just extra nervous about mold, since I'm terribly allergic. Funny I didn't really notice it when we bought the trailer...(I think he'd sprayed and aired it out with the fan before we arrived) but I sure became aware of it once I spent time in it there. I gagged all night long in the house, and was sick for two days. So...

Anyway, what a cute trailer. Rear end looks a lot like the amerigo.
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ID:	93032 Closing in on the demo of the old floor. I hope to finish most of that today and start figuring out the plywood next. I'm planning on epoxying in marine plywood. A few folks have recommended 3/4" but the original floor was 1/2" and I want the cabinets and benches to fit.

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ID:	93033 I haven't decided about the rat fur yet. Once I get the floor in, I'll start thinking about the rest of it.


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I'm still on the fence. I hit it 30% bleach which got most of it. A little bit has come back. I still have bleach left so I'm going to put the whites back on and try again.

The upholstery guy I talked to, suggested cutting a mattress is a bad idea and wants to sell me $300 of foam to replace what I have. I assume I need giant scissors to cut foam?

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Paul has asked me to post his suggestion that you throw those cushions away; our foam guy said you cannot ever get all the mold out, and some mold is extremely toxic.

HOWEVER, that said, others here have cleaned cushions, and bleach is about your best bet. If you have sunshine, try to get them out in it to dry some; UV helps kill a lot of nasty things.

We really feel for you. We ended up throwing out our cushions (bought our amerigo last September) when our foam guy here said no way...and we've bought a foam mattress to cut up, like you've mentioned. (IKEA, on clearance).

I'm just extra nervous about mold, since I'm terribly allergic. Funny I didn't really notice it when we bought the trailer...(I think he'd sprayed and aired it out with the fan before we arrived) but I sure became aware of it once I spent time in it there. I gagged all night long in the house, and was sick for two days. So...

Anyway, what a cute trailer. Rear end looks a lot like the amerigo.
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Electric carving knife works well cutting foam.
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You can cut foam with a serrated bread knife, too. It's surprisingly easy, just go slow and be careful. Mark both sides and check often to see you're on the line. It's not "a bad idea." And there are a lot of foam mattresses that can be had for much less than $300.

Put your foam up on a big table and cut near the table edge, to keep the foam stable. You can even use a bungee or something to strap the foam so it holds still.

That said, you CAN go ahead and buy the foam set; it's easier. OUR foam guy wanted $2000. Now really!?!?

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Attachment 93032 Closing in on the demo of the old floor. I hope to finish most of that today and start figuring out the plywood next. I'm planning on epoxying in marine plywood. A few folks have recommended 3/4" but the original floor was 1/2" and I want the cabinets and benches to fit.

Attachment 93033 I haven't decided about the rat fur yet. Once I get the floor in, I'll start thinking about the rest of it.


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3/4" vs 1/2" ply:

I agree with you, that you should probably use the same thickness of ply that you took out.

Our floor was 5/8, so we got 5/8 marine ply. We borrowed some OLD ply from a neighbor to make temporary flooring while we took apart the belly band and windows because the trailer is outside, it rains a lot here, and we don't want the lovely new marine ply to get wet, prima donna plywood that it is.

We may use a scrap of the marine ply for the countertop...they sell "counter sealant" paint that's food-safe, and the edge of the ply looks like a chocolate necco wafer. It's really lovely plywood!

Took months to "fume off" in the living room.
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Was your marine plywood BC birch?


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