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Old 03-20-2013, 09:26 PM   #309
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LOL! Oh I know, I've painted several. There really is no "lazy mans" way to paint something like this outside of paying someone to do it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:28 PM   #310
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I'm not painting mine, I may Zep-it. I put Zep on one trailer and it came out looking really good. My lower trim is good. The nose trim strip had been patched and had several other dings. You really don't notice your lower trim but any issues with the nose trim really catches your eye.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:37 PM   #311
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I have like a 1/2 inch tear in the trim on the front curbside lip with a small amount of spider cracking behind it. Just enough to be noticeable. It is almost 30 years old so I should be happy that it isn't worse.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:53 PM   #312
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The marker lights came in today. Rear ones are in.

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:49 PM   #313
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:55 AM   #314
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I did most of the plumbing tonight after work. The only things left are the hot/cold lines running across the back, which I'm leaving out until the rear floor is down for good, and the shower drain line, which I'm leaving until I get the new gray water tank.







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Old 03-23-2013, 05:01 AM   #315
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Wow, you must have bought a roll of that white stuff? Are you putting the furnace back in? Just out of curiosity was there a problem with the old "white flex pipe? I haven't changed mine yet. Was it rotted or was it okay when you took it out?
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:18 AM   #316
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Furnace is going back in. I bought a 50' roll of the blue tracer 1/2", 25' roll of the red tracer 1/2", and a 25' roll of red tracer (they just had red) 3/4".

The old stuff is pretty crispy, and it wasn't very clean inside, either. The cheesy plastic fittings have been bent and stressed, etc. Some of them had the end folded over inside the hose, must have been great flow.

I didn't want to mess with the old stuff, just not worth a water leak to me. The hose isn't that expensive, although I didn't find one place that had all of it, had to use a few places.

The brass fittings on the other hand...ouch. Oh well, as the old saying goes, if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right.

Pex would have been tough to do, and lets face it, this stuff made it 28 years, and took me 3 hours or so to do today...I'm not too worried about longevity.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #317
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It appears you are filtering the entire trailer's water. even the o/s shower? Is this a sediment filer or taste filter? I use a sediment at the water hookup outside and a small refrigerator taste filter just for the sink. Also, how are you going to bypass this when winterizing, you do not want to fill that filter canister with antifreeze, yet you need to empty that while winterizing. Also I do not see a bypass on your hot water heater for winterizing.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:50 PM   #318
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It appears you are filtering the entire trailer's water. even the o/s shower? Is this a sediment filer or taste filter? I use a sediment at the water hookup outside and a small refrigerator taste filter just for the sink. Also, how are you going to bypass this when winterizing, you do not want to fill that filter canister with antifreeze, yet you need to empty that while winterizing. Also I do not see a bypass on your hot water heater for winterizing.
Yep, I'm filtering all of it. It does sediment, chlorine, cysts, and minerals. It's good for 600 gallons, which will take forever to go through. I forgot to mention the freshwater plumbing wasn't done, it will tee in before the filter, also. After seeing the old lines, I don't want unfiltered water through the plumbing.

The p.o. lived in a colder area, and just blew the lines out in the winter, then added antifreeze to the traps. The filter bowl will be drained and filter removed. It didnt come with a water heater bypass, and has worked for 28 years, so I'm going with it. It's simple enough to pull the pressure relief valve hose out of the floor, then pull the inlet hose off the heater and run it through the floor.
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Old 03-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #319
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Where did you get the filter system? Is it a house unit or something designed for RV's?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:06 PM   #320
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Home Depot. It's labeled as being for a sink, but comes with 3/8" pipe threads. The filter was goofed up, they had the inside completely closed off, so I just cut one end open. Bad day at the factory, I guess.

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Old 03-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #321
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Well, a little more done. The backsplashes are up for good. The double sided tape was worthless. I used loctite power grab, they aren't going anywhere now.

The window trim screws weren't stripped thank god, they just needed to be longer.

The range hood is in also. The fan motor was wired backwards, so I had to swap them around. No biggie, I'm just glad I thought to make sure it would pop the vent open.



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Old 03-24-2013, 02:40 PM   #322
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I got the drawing for the switch panel. It's going to be in brushed aluminum.

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