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Old 12-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Construction project.

Well I decided to do a little renovation to my T1700 I'm a fair carpenter and have all kinds of nifty tools so I though I'll have at a kitchen redo in the old camper and a little bathroom work. Well I soon found our how they put the dang thing together. they did it all before they put the siding on including the screws that hold the counter on from the out side! I did get the old counter out and put strings in for the new counter top but what a chore next on to the small piece of paneling I removed only to find it want all the way across the entire back of the camper in one piece! Oh I'm having so much fun.
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Great!!! Remember we like pic's!!!!

You will appreciate it all that much more after the "project" is done...

Do you have a kerg jig yet? Kreg Jigs

If not, get a late Christmas present..... They are a must on cabinet work.

Good luck and look forward to "seeing" your progress. Hint, hint back to those pics....

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mainah - there is no such thing as "a little renovation"..........LOL
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Great!!! Remember we like pic's!!!!

You will appreciate it all that much more after the "project" is done...

Do you have a kerg jig yet? Kreg Jigs

If not, get a late Christmas present..... They are a must on cabinet work.

Good luck and look forward to "seeing" your progress. Hint, hint back to those pics....

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No I don't and I am still kicking my self many years ago I used to do what the jigs did by hand and was not smart enough to build the tool! However what I do have is a nice big air stapler! You did give me a good ideal though my birthday is in January! The counter is in the work shop I'll take a few photos (boy that dated me) I guess the word is pictures for political correctness. I have found "reverse cove molding" so if any one is looking for that stuff (the plastic molding that fits over the edge of the counter) that is what it's called.
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Been using the Kreg jigs and screws for years. Makes a really tight joint although I still like to put a little titebond 2 on the joint. Sounds like a great Maine winter project as long as you have a garage.
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Yeah it's inside but with no stove I have an open gas line and it's -10 this morning! My electric heater is ok in the 20's but I don't think it's going to cut it at -10. I may stop by and pick up a gas line plug today. Got the counter all done need to decide on a color found a new Dometic glass top hob online for less than half the price of a boxed one.
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Looking forward to seeing it. Sounds good!.....not the temps...the project.
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Well it got up to 10 today and I really wanted to play with the camper so I put the unfinished counter in and hooked up the stove so I could turn the heat on. Cut the copper to fit the new stove double flaired it (Sun Line didn't) yeah heat! Where the oven was will get a sliding door and a lazy Susan type of affair micro wave on one side LCD TV on the outer I'll just rotate it to use the one I want. The bath had a sloping panel with a plastic light that shined right in your eyes I hate those plastic things and the bath was the only place that I have not installed flush mount LED's so the boxed in area will have LED's shining down I have not yet decided to add storage space above yet or not. I guess I' m trying to make an Air Stream on a old Sun Line budget.
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Looking good.

At 10 degrees I would be in hibernation, this old body doesn't handle the cold very well.
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Looking good.

At 10 degrees I would be in hibernation, this old body doesn't handle the cold very well.
Yeah it took 3 hours to get the temp inside the camper up to 60 at this rate I'll run out of propane first. +1 this morning and snowing.
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Yeah it took 3 hours to get the temp inside the camper up to 60 at this rate I'll run out of propane first. +1 this morning and snowing.
instead of remodeling. Hook it up and head south
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instead of remodeling. Hook it up and head south
I agree with Jim!

Looking good though!

Your temps are headed down my way. I've had a electric heater going in my 1550 and I have done some sleeping in it to get a feel for what I could expect from the heater; a 1500 watt I believe. When not in the unit, I have set the thermostat to 40* F. At night, I have set it to 55* F when sleeping at night and I have found that this was fine for +20* F. and up. Camper temps would climb up into the 60's.

I want to see what I can get at 0* F and below. I'm thinking not high enough to keep from freezing outside of a double arctic goose down mummy sleeping bag.

The coldest I have ever slept out (tent) was -24* F and that was during cold weather training in Watertown, NY. playing with the Army in the '80's.

I'm rambling.....keep the pics coming as you go.
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Not a bad ideal I'll have to put some stuff back together though made it to 3 today with snow pretty much the same tomorrow the camper is in my garage the wood shop is in the house at some point I guess I’ll have to plow again to get to the garage. The electric heater was enough that I did not see my breath. Is there any where warm? Guess I'm 4 days out from Florida by then it supposed to be in the 20's here.
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We are suppose to have rain and 40's Monday.....and something like 10 by evening. I can't keep up with all this flip flopping.
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LOL! When we first thought about buying a used RV, we wanted good quality so we thought "Airstream"... then we checked the prices of used Airstreams and thought "Well, that's not gonna happen!" That's when the name Sunline started popping up... the rest is "history." (10 degrees here and going down)
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Not a bad ideal.

at some point I guess I’ll have to plow again to get to the garage.

The electric heater was enough that I did not see my breath. Is there any where warm? Guess I'm 4 days out from Florida by then it supposed to be in the 20's here.
I take the the arctic blast is across the mid-west to east coast...

Yes, south is warm however it appears southwest is too... I was on a conference call with one of our plants outside of Phoenix on Thursday. The one engineering manager moved there this summer from Boston. Her first New Years in the area. I said Jen, so how is the getting away from the -3F we have here in Ohio... She says, I don't miss it one bit, came to work today with the windows rolled down... I told her I was out at 06:00am shoveling my car out stuck getting out of the garage at -3F...

Note to self, John remember the old days of NYS, the ground clearance of a 2011 Ford Fusion is not going to go through a 10" deep wind crust snow drift...

Now to your project, Nice work! Double flared on the copper, yeh you too noticed the RV industry only uses single. Some how they are able to get around the thought to be requirement on gas.

OK I'm envious, where did you find 2 x 4's knot free enough to rip like that? Trying to find anything close to clear around here seems to be an undertaking. I have not yet found a good source.

Keep it up, doing great.

Oh and stay warm... next week is suppose to go sub zero and then some out here with a snow storm on Sunday.
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Got the light panels done -23.7 this morning did warm up to the lower teens. Freezing rain/ snow Sunday night Monday. I'm now to the point that I have to decide on counter top color. I'm thinking black with aluminum panels behind.
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Oak cutting board cover for the sink.
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Nice work!

Did you edge plane, glue, plane again, route the edge and sand? That top looks just too good to be store bought.
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Nope I layed it all up glued it planed it flat then cut it to size and routed the edges. The bottom is spar varnished and the top was finished to 220 grit then coated with mineral oil until I couldn't get it to take any more. The feet on the bottom match the curve of the sink and the screws took the last of the bow out of it. Back splash all done counter top formica next.
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