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Posted: 07/04/21 08:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good evening everyone. Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy 4th of July!

I hope your weekend is going well, wherever you are, especially if you are with family and friends.

I hope to get some more work done this week. Wahoo!


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Posted: 07/08/21 09:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WAHOO!

Intermission is over folks!

Make sure you're in your seats, seat belt fastened, safety bar fully down and locked in place, and keep your hands and arms inside during the ride!!! Lol.

Finally managed to get started again today.

First thing I needed to do, was back up a little bit, and change out some Kreg screws for screws with a flat head.

You may remember the drivers side counter had a slight bow in it, and I added a piece of plywood inside and out with glue to straighten things up.

I used Kreg screws at the time, which were not flat heads. Since I am getting closer to putting trim there, it was time.



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There we go. That will work better with the walnut trim going in there.

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Posted: 07/08/21 09:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While I was at it, I also wanted to change out the ones in the rear area where some of our storage will be.

The red arrow shows Kreg screw heads, and the blue arrow shows after the flat head screws were installed.

Looks a little cleaner, with less chance for something to get caught on, as well as making it easier to cover them up.



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Posted: 07/08/21 09:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ah, there we go. Both sides have had the screws replaced, and it looks much better.



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Posted: 07/08/21 09:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With the shelves in place, the screws are not nearly as noticeable.



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While we're at it ... Here's a little teaser.

These shelves are a great place to pre-bend some thin pieces of wood for an upcoming project!



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Posted: 07/10/21 10:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, I went out tonight and started to clean up/re-organize things a little bit.

Since I had the drawers all in place again, I returned some of my tools and left over wood to them, to get it all out of my way.

I also marked off some lines on the floor, on the drivers side for making a frame to cover the front area below the counter top, since I plan on putting the tanks inside under the counter.


Before I got finished, I was interrupted, and had to leave, so I didn't get any pictures.

I do, however, have a question for someone who know more about this that I do ... Will there be any reaction between aluminum and gray/black water, IF I would decide to make a tank/tanks from aluminum?

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I have been a boater even longer than an RV'er. None of my boats have had aluminum holding tanks so I have no first hand experience but the forums , as expected, have proponents of aluminum tanks and foes of them. I'd say the vast majority fall into the second category claiming urine will have detrimental effects on the aluminum and welds.
You might want to look a bladder tanks as a possibility.


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I would stay as far away as possible from Aluminum unless you can find some exotic alloy that won't corrode. As mentioned above Acid in any of the many products that can be dumped down a drain will cause problems, think urine, citric acid etc. I know you like to make things your self and many times that is the best way to get an exact fit. If you need the space filled to the max,I would go fiberglass then you have something to fit the space and a custom job as well. Just watch the resin you use as some types are more water proof than the others.


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Posted: 07/11/21 07:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Liberty Coach, the maker of million dollar + Prevost conversions, made the mistake of using aluminum holding tanks and they failed with time. Yes, it takes a lot of time, likely 10 years or so, but the owners had to replace the tank with stainless steel as the tank (yes, 1 tank for black and grey) was mostly vertical in nature so replacing with an appropriate plastic tank was not an option.

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