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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 09, 2010 5:09 pm

Test fit.

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Control side view. I'm getting cold already.

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Epoxy setting on the hinge spacers. This project has been fun, because I had everything on had. I've also used up a lot of left over material. The hinge spacers required 5 inches of 2 X 1/2 oak. I had 5 inches left. Perfect.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 09, 2010 5:13 pm

Will that big gangly thing be there going down the road? Nope, I still have to finish the blank to plug the opening for travel.

I was incorrect about having "everything" on hand. I need to order some T molding and weather stripping. Grant, I'll be in touch soon.
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 09, 2010 5:21 pm

Where does that water heater box come into this story?

Well, about a week ago, last Monday to be exact, to old WH burst and partially flooded the garage floor. Fortunately Door #2 was sitting upon a couple of blocks and did not get wet. Thing was a very good thing since I haven't applied the CPES yet.

Most of the scraps still left from the build were on the floor and got wet. More kindling for the Fall campfires.
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Postby aggie79 » Sun May 09, 2010 9:00 pm

Nice job Sparks on the door and A/C install!

And thanks for showing hinge spacers. Doors are up next on my to do list and I need to decide which method I'm going to use - t-molding on the exterior or interior jamb with seals.

BTW - I was glad to see that all of the Aggie gear was safely stored in your TD above the flood.
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Postby Sparksalot » Mon May 10, 2010 9:39 pm

aggie79 wrote:
BTW - I was glad to see that all of the Aggie gear was safely stored in your TD above the flood.


It was a terrible job, but somebody had to do it. 8)
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Postby 2bits » Tue May 11, 2010 1:50 am

aggie79 wrote:Nice job Sparks on the door and A/C install!

And thanks for showing hinge spacers. Doors are up next on my to do list and I need to decide which method I'm going to use - t-molding on the exterior or interior jamb with seals.

BTW - I was glad to see that all of the Aggie gear was safely stored in your TD above the flood.


Nice AC door conversion build! If McMaster hadn't jerked me around I would have a spare set for you Tom!

Not that I am recommending it, but I used T molding and can see daylight from the inside, but never had a single drip. I have no idea why, but I am planning on the inner jamb on top of the T molding just for looks and I might as well put a seal on it so maybe both would be in order?
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Postby grizz » Wed May 12, 2010 4:02 pm

Makes me smile this build, we do make things hard for ourselves in making things easy.
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Postby Sparksalot » Fri May 14, 2010 10:32 pm

2bits wrote:
Not that I am recommending it, but I used T molding and can see daylight from the inside, but never had a single drip. I have no idea why, but I am planning on the inner jamb on top of the T molding just for looks and I might as well put a seal on it so maybe both would be in order?


I've been considering adding an inner seal as well. I haven't really needed it however. Th PrincessHelper and I stayed dry in the rain and snow at Beavers Bend last year.
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Postby Sparksalot » Fri May 14, 2010 10:33 pm

grizz wrote:Makes me smile this build, we do make things hard for ourselves in making things easy.


I'm glad you"re enjoying it.

Nice tow vehicle you have.
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Postby Sparksalot » Sat May 15, 2010 9:02 pm

I dismantled the dead water heater. Lot's of good sheet metal in the outer jacket! Besides, "construction debris" is verbotten in the trash/recycle stream. Scrap metal for recycle is good.

The offending spot.

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AND THEN:

In a flash of inspiration, or was that insanity, I had a vision of a new smoker.


Episode 4 - A New Project

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Postby Sparksalot » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:17 pm

A little update on Door Number 2

Nearly sorta finished. Well enough to travel anyway.

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With "traveling window" installed.

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The good inspector was kind enough to visit last weekend.

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'Ol Rose has been in the hangar way too long.

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Postby aggie79 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:38 am

Sparks,

Nice job on the door and AC combo! How's that smoker coming along?

:shock: So you have some of those spider web/ sawdust creations too? I've never seen these before I started my build.

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Postby del » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:23 pm

Kelly and oddball were there?

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Spiders move faster than teardrop time.

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Looks good though, just make the spiders rebuild or move on. :lol:

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:51 pm

Tom,

The weather has been too hot, er um, glowbull warming has hit, to work much in the garage this summer.

I still have the idea brewing.

BTW, I hope you bring your tear to Joe Pool next week. I'm really curious to see your hatch trim. I might want to redo mine.
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:54 pm

Del,

"The Inspector" = Kilroy. There are two places in the galley where "Kilroy Was Here" indicates he visited during construction. I felt he needed a visual presence as well.
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