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Posted: 05/13/20 08:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have never liked using just a standard butt joint, with or without screws, so even though this has very little depth of dado, it still adds some mechanical advantage, in addition to the glue, and the Kreg screws.

Between the 3, the joints should last for a long time.



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At the end of the day, I ended up with these. Wahoo!



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These shelves are not permanently attached yet. I only have one screw holding these shelves in place, while the glue sets up.

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Unfortunately, no update tonight. Ugh! Tomorrow is another day.

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Do you have a plan on when you may have the opportunity to permanently install the TPO roof?

Any more thoughts on using it for the siding?

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The thing I'd worry about with TPO on the sides is gravity. On the roof, gravity is continuously working for you. On the sides, it is working against you 24/7/352. On the roof or on the sides, there will be occasional 60+ MPH headwinds, when driving. You would have to have a good deal of faith in the glue on the sides, never to fail during the life of the application. For that reason, I might be inclined to favour something with fasteners.

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Brob wrote:

Do you have a plan on when you may have the opportunity to permanently install the TPO roof?

Any more thoughts on using it for the siding?




Sorry, I didn't see your post last night. I went to bed early.

As far as gluing it down, I need to figure out how to get up to the correct height, so I can apply the glue, and still be able to manipulate the TPO without putting air bubbles in it. My truck bed is about 3' off the ground, but I still need some additional height, and trying to use a ladder just isn't going to cut it.

Some scaffolding would probably be a great addition, but I'll need it to be 20 feet long, (truck bed is 16'), and I suppose work from one side, and then the other.

I still need to purchase the glue for the TPO.

As far as the walls go, I haven't finalized anything. I am not looking forward to spend 600-700 bucks for a single piece of fiberglass to do one side.

That's one good reason that, if the TPO would work, it would be a nice inexpensive way of covering the walls.

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Old Islander wrote:

The thing I'd worry about with TPO on the sides is gravity. On the roof, gravity is continuously working for you. On the sides, it is working against you 24/7/352. On the roof or on the sides, there will be occasional 60+ MPH headwinds, when driving. You would have to have a good deal of faith in the glue on the sides, never to fail during the life of the application. For that reason, I might be inclined to favour something with fasteners.


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Old Islander wrote:

The thing I'd worry about with TPO on the sides is gravity. On the roof, gravity is continuously working for you. On the sides, it is working against you 24/7/352. On the roof or on the sides, there will be occasional 60+ MPH headwinds, when driving. You would have to have a good deal of faith in the glue on the sides, never to fail during the life of the application. For that reason, I might be inclined to favour something with fasteners.


You have a point about gravity. The fiberglass that was on originally, was just glued to the plywood. With that said, the holes in the sides, (windows, doors, openings for water fill, ets), also helped to keep the siding from falling off.

I do have the angle steel up top, that could probably be used to help secure the TPO at the top, as well as the windows in the living room.

Maybe I'll have to investigate the glue a little further.

Thanks for the idea.

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mike brez wrote:

Old Islander wrote:

The thing I'd worry about with TPO on the sides is gravity. On the roof, gravity is continuously working for you. On the sides, it is working against you 24/7/352. On the roof or on the sides, there will be occasional 60+ MPH headwinds, when driving. You would have to have a good deal of faith in the glue on the sides, never to fail during the life of the application. For that reason, I might be inclined to favour something with fasteners.


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Who makes that? Assuming it's a form of adhesive of some sort.

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Here's the beginning of the black walnut facings for covering the plywood edges of the shelves.

They will look much better once I get them on and some finish applied to them..

I asked the wife if she wanted 2 "bins", or 3 "bins" wide, and she opted for 3.

Obviously, I don't have all of them cut yet, but that is next.



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