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Old 10-16-2008, 08:00 PM   #29
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The heater is actually pretty small. It's about 11 or 12in square and about 3in thick. It has a range from 1600 - 3000 btu's. We probably won't even need to use it for a while longer, it is just starting to cool off down here.
Keep searching... I was combing all the sources I could find night and day. Yours is out there!
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:08 PM   #30
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very nice work..
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:04 PM   #31
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until Kirk comes home this Sunday from his [b]Taiko drumming group gig in Mississippi.
I had to Google that. Awesome!
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www.Ilovetaiko.org

The houston based group he is in.for 10+ years!! That's devotion!!
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:29 PM   #33
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very nice work..
Thanks Phil, we are just getting started, so hopefully I will have more photos to post in the next couple of weeks.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:25 PM   #34
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Hi, April - congrats on your terrific find! Enjoyed the pics of your special touches and look forward to seeing "the rest of the story" as you go along.

Thanx, too, for the link about the art of taiko. If we were closer to San Francisco, I'd sure be heading to that SFTaiko concert at the end of November - looks awesome!

We wish you safe journeys and many happy memories with your Scamp. Hope our travel paths will cross one day - any chance you'll be at Bandera for the Bluebonnet Rally in April? Take care, L 'n D
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:11 AM   #35
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Sorry we wont be traveling to CA any time soon. With any luck, by the middle of next summer, we will be packing up to move to the Oregon/Washington area which will put us on the west coast, I see there have been some FG gatherings going on out that way that we would love to attend in the future. I think at this point the closest we could get is CO. We are trying to save up our money so traveling around the country has been put on the back burner until we are ready to move out of H town. Our first destination on that trip will be Valley View Hot Springs!! Melt away those city nerves on our way up to the NW....now that's a plan I can live with Have fun out there going to the FG rallies! AND thanks for keeping up with our FG experience.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:11 AM   #36
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Table update... I have cut and sanded the table, and started to add the stain. We had to put the staining part on hold for the weekend due to company being over. I plan to finish the table out this week, and will post updated photos.



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Just finished sanding...



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underside, didn't build the slide this time.



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we added an extra 3" spacer to the "plug" to make the bed extend out a little more.

not bad for our first try...
after we took her out to get the inspection/weight done for registration, we found the new bench top popped up out of place, so I added some velcro to the support railings on both benches and also on the new bench, insert and table underside to make them stick down into place. The sticky velcro seems to really like the fiberglass, they stay bonded well. I am using staples to help keep the velcro attached to the wood. I still need to paint the new bench to match the FG benches as well.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:07 PM   #37
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I got the support installed on our sink/upper cabinet. I basically took a wooden dowel, screwed and glued 2 light weight iron shelf supports to it, and painted it with gold paint, with an acrylic clear coat on top. I hope this will hold up for a while. I am not sure what kind of wood the dowel is, but it seems sturdy enough.


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Old 12-20-2008, 01:46 PM   #38
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I think that dowel is going to be plenty sturdy. The thing is, unless it's made of something ridiculously weak (which dowels usually are not), it's going to be fine because the wood is in compression and tension, which is the strong dimension (in other words, it's vertical, and the force is along that line).

It might have a tendency to bow out in the middle, except I think you've solved that by adding the stability of triangles, in the form of the brackets. The one thing I would keep an eye on -- say, after you've been down some rough roads -- would be the fasteners, just to be sure some odd force isn't mesing with them. I'd think that if the fasteners stay put, in order to transfer the loads, the bracket itself is really strong.

Do note my use of the word "think" numerous times. That's because I'm not a structural expert

Oh, and it looks nice! Thanks for the update.

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PS: I just noticed something that looks "non-Bolerish" about your camper (since you were wondering about it's Scampishness at one point). Of course I have to qualify this by saying that there could easily have been variation amongst Bolers, but on the ones I've noticed (mine, certainly), the part of the kitchen counter mold that makes the "backsplash" only extends up the wall about an inch-and-a-half, vs. the three inches or so on yours.
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Old 12-20-2008, 02:39 PM   #39
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I was able to sink all the screws that are holding the support into the wood blocks that were already inside the cabinets from the previous brace. The screws were stubborn going in to that old hard wood, so they feel secure. Unless the dowel snaps or bows, I don't think we will have any trouble with the brackets moving out of place. I guess time and use will tell...

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Old 01-09-2009, 03:07 PM   #40
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I got more work done today!!

I painted the 3rd bench with some almost exact match (a little too yellow) oops paint we picked up at lowes for $3.00, nice gloss finish should be easy to clean up. I still want to add a piece of trim to hide the seam where the lid and bench connect, but that will have to happen another day.

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I also painted all the cabinet doors gold and sealed them with a clear coat. I added a mirror to the closet door. To avoid the closet door swinging open in transit, I plan to install a latch to lock it down. Ignore the mess and wires, those will eventually get hidden.

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I added the low boy pump faucet as well. I am still trying to work out how to hide the screws, as we did not want to cut a large hole in the counter to install it, so it has parts showing underneath.

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That's it for now, hopefully we will get those upper cabinets installed next!
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April fun to see all your updates ....keep up the good work...you always inspire me....
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:34 PM   #42
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Is that the three way low boy pump faucet that will pump from a tank and work on city water ?

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[quote]I added the low boy pump faucet as well. I am still trying to work out how to hide the screws, as we did not want to cut a large hole in the counter to install it, so it has parts showing underneath.

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