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Old 07-19-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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A couple of simple mods that make a world of difference

I've been a mod hog for a while. Acquiring stuff that I want to do to my trailer and I decided just before the Oregon Gathering to do four. I've got pictures of three.

Old kitchen sink faucet. Looks like the one out of the home bathroom... ick! And my coffee cup won't fit under the spicket to wash it
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New all stainless steel high rise bar faucet with paddle handles! No more yucky hands touching the handles. I can turn on and off with the back of my hand or wrist.
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Every flat space is an opportunity for storage. I only have one drawer in the whole trailer and wanted to carry more than one knife.
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New knife safe on door under the kitchen sink.
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I had transformed the closet to shelves several years ago, but the door needed something.
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Wire racks to the rescue!
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Easy stuff to do, but I HIGHLY recommend pulling the sink to change the faucet!!
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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Amen to that last suggestion Donna!
I replaced mine recently also and the drain and trap too.
I woke up the next morning feeling like I had been Pig Wrestling the day before.

The contortions required to get in there were unbelievable.

I love your wood interior,in fact I looked at a Deluxe local the other day because I remember how much I like yours.

If it had been cleaned and ready to go,who knows?
Luckily it was not.

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:10 PM   #3
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Amen to that last suggestion Donna!
I replaced mine recently also and the drain and trap too.
I woke up the next morning feeling like I had been Pig Wrestling the day before.

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I'm all bruised up over that flippin' faucet. The door opening is only 10-1/2" and I had to get my head, shoulders and arms through... then try to see what was what. Had to do it mostly by feel. What should have been a 15 minute job... took a heck of a lot longer than that. What seems like the fastest way often ISN'T! Lesson learned, that's why I mentioned it for others who are of the same idea Still glad I did it
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Old 07-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #4
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Donna,

Instead of replacing the faucet assembly, you could have gone the simple route and just purchased a regular coffee cup instead of that monster jug you lug around ;-)

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I'm all bruised up over that flippin' faucet. The door opening is only 10-1/2" and I had to get my head, shoulders and arms through... then try to see what was what. Had to do it mostly by feel. What should have been a 15 minute job... took a heck of a lot longer than that. What seems like the fastest way often ISN'T! Lesson learned, that's why I mentioned it for others who are of the same idea Still glad I did it
I had my share of fun, too:

1. ...putting hose barbs on the faucet tails thinking it would make it easier to install the lines that I could not see clearly. THEN I discovered the nuts to secure the faucet are smaller than the hose barb fittings!

2. ....installing the whole thing, leak testing and THEN seeing I left out that little plastic spacer plate that goes under the faucet
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And my coffee cup won't fit under the spicket to wash it

Hi Donna,
No surprise there...We've seen that 50 gallon drum with a handle you refer to as a "coffee cup"! Hahahahahahaha
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@Bret and Greg... I'll have to take a picture of my new YELLOW cup. You'll see, it now fits under the spicket... NIRVANA



Oh man Matt, I feel your pain. Second time is always faster than the first though right?
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Nice jobs...Donna.

Hey, inquiring minds want to know what the fourth mod was even without pictures.
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Hi: Donna D. Wow!!! Nice job on the faucet and you didn't have to call Mr Plumber either! Bonus!!! I had a wow moment when I realized that I could buy the matching RV Hi Arc faucet set and just unscrew the spigot from above. Now I have a new tap set if they ever start to drip.
At fiberglass rallys my wife won't allow me to use a "Big Gulp". That way she knows I'll at least come back for more coffee. LoL
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Oh man! But what if you're not old enough to drink coffee (or beer)? Cup size shouldn't matter then, nor should the spigot.
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Really nice bar faucet with paddle handles is Cadet model by American Standard; 44$ at Lowes. About as cheap as faucets without plastic in the build go these days. I didnt pull the trap and sink on mine to install but it is a neck and arm stretcher and maybe better approached that way. Have the knife rack also but mounted on the bulkhead next to the sink. I'll add my silverware drawer under the dinette table when I get a foto of it.

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Great idea's for future mod's. I like the knife storage. Where did you get it?
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Great idea's for future mod's. I like the knife storage. Where did you get it?
Camping World. Right around $10 PC. There's a CW just a few miles from me, I love NO shipping charges
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