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Old 12-28-2017, 02:59 PM   #12341
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Cut Hypervent to fit under mattresses. The stuff is somewhat awkward to handle, but in the end it was a simple job.
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:23 PM   #12342
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Had a different PEX clamp connection start dripping. Popped the clamp off, trimmed the hose back and crimped a new clamp in place. I'm thinking it's because it's barely been above freezing this week and the plastic fittings are shrinking slightly. Also, looking at the crimps on the leaking clamps versus the ones my new crimper makes, the old ones are measurably less crimped. Maybe the factory tool hadn't been calibrated in a while. Oh well. Dry again in any case.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:54 PM   #12343
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I posted previously about our renovation. We are headed to Fredericksburg, TX tomorrow so I had to rush to get it in camping condition. Still haven't started floors but all the paint is done. A few pics.









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Old 12-28-2017, 10:57 PM   #12344
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I posted previously about our renovation. We are headed to Fredericksburg, TX tomorrow so I had to rush to get it in camping condition. Still haven't started floors but all the paint is done. A few pics.









That looks awesome. Great job.
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:01 PM   #12345
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I posted previously about our renovation. We are headed to Fredericksburg, TX tomorrow so I had to rush to get it in camping condition. Still haven't started floors but all the paint is done. A few pics.
Absolutely beautiful! Makes me want to paint the old oak cabinets in my home kitchen that color!

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Old 12-28-2017, 11:18 PM   #12346
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I posted previously about our renovation. We are headed to Fredericksburg, TX tomorrow so I had to rush to get it in camping condition. Still haven't started floors but all the paint is done. A few pics.
Looks great! You don't see white as much anymore. Have fun with the floor.
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Old 12-30-2017, 08:37 AM   #12347
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I posted previously about our renovation. We are headed to Fredericksburg, TX tomorrow so I had to rush to get it in camping condition. Still haven't started floors but all the paint is done. A few pics.









Holy Smokes! That looks AWESOME!
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:18 PM   #12348
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Packed up for move day tomorrow.

But otherwise, bought some Dicor for the spot on the roof.

And while there, headed over to the sales area and walked through a few RVs. We recently started debating a motorhome- walked through some class A mohos with bunks. The amount of storage under the busses is startling!
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:38 PM   #12349
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Slide Covers

In the past I saw a post where someone had created to a way to clean the top of slide covers off without using a ladder. Can't find the post. Does anyone remember or created one?
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:40 PM   #12350
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Got a new traveling betta after our first, Darth, took the trip to the great fish bowl in the sky. We gave him a proper burial at sea (read: chucked into the lake).

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The background for the fish bowl is a print of a photo my daughter took on her hot air balloon ride at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta (as a thank you from the pilot and his wife for her hard work crewing each day).

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Old 01-03-2018, 12:44 PM   #12351
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I wandered into my R-Pod 171 this afternoon for a general inspection and the propane detector. a MTI Industries 20-441-P Safe T Alert, was squeaking occasionally. Battery voltage was 13.1, so it's not complaining about low voltage. No signs or smell of leaking propane. Nominally, the detector should be replaced in mid-October due to age, but I have decided that the time is now. I absolutely hate explosions that I'm not in control of...
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Old 01-04-2018, 02:55 PM   #12352
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I printed some handles for my stabilizer crank. The ones on it were total junk (a piece of PVC tubing). I threaded the end a ways and jammed/loctited a nut on there. Then designed a pocket in the handle for the nut, and that holds the end handle on.

The crank has already "ruined" a hoodie, because of the way the operator (not me!) held it. Cut right through the sleeve.

Before you ask, I do also have a *small* (9V ryobi) drill to do the same. Still nice to have the crank sometimes.

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Old 01-04-2018, 02:57 PM   #12353
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I printed some handles for my stabilizer crank. The ones on it were total junk (a piece of PVC tubing). I threaded the end a ways and jammed/loctited a nut on there. Then designed a pocket in the handle for the nut, and that holds the end handle on.

The crank has already "ruined" a hoodie, because of the way the operator (not me!) held it. Cut right through the sleeve.

Before you ask, I do also have a *small* (9V ryobi) drill to do the same. Still nice to have the crank sometimes.

That is pretty darn cool. Well done!
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:29 PM   #12354
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I printed some handles for my stabilizer crank. The ones on it were total junk (a piece of PVC tubing). I threaded the end a ways and jammed/loctited a nut on there. Then designed a pocket in the handle for the nut, and that holds the end handle on.

The crank has already "ruined" a hoodie, because of the way the operator (not me!) held it. Cut right through the sleeve.

Before you ask, I do also have a *small* (9V ryobi) drill to do the same. Still nice to have the crank sometimes.

You say you printed this? Cool. I wasnít aware that the 3D printers worked with what appears to be metal, yet.

Since it has ruined a hoodie because of the way the operator held the new crank, I hope you have modified it for safety or have retrained the individual. Cutting through a hoodie is not exactly easy.
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:40 PM   #12355
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You say you printed this? Cool. I wasnít aware that the 3D printers worked with what appears to be metal, yet.

Since it has ruined a hoodie because of the way the operator held the new crank, I hope you have modified it for safety or have retrained the individual. Cutting through a hoodie is not exactly easy.
He 3D printed the plastic handles.
Also FYI there's a company in Europe that 3D prints aluminium and Titanium to produce high performance turbo chargers that are fully assembled with the internals printed inside while the outside was also being printed.
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:43 PM   #12356
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He 3D printed the plastic handles.
Also FYI there's a company in Europe that 3D prints aluminium and Titanium to produce high performance turbo chargers that are fully assembled with the internals printed inside while the outside was also being printed.
And my nephew's printing robot parts using stainless steel, don't ask me how.

And SpaceX is printing rocket nozzles for the Falcoln...
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And my nephew's printing robot parts using stainless steel, don't ask me how.

And SpaceX is printing rocket nozzles for the Falcoln...
Ssshhhh.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:13 PM   #12358
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He 3D printed the plastic handles.
Also FYI there's a company in Europe that 3D prints aluminium and Titanium to produce high performance turbo chargers that are fully assembled with the internals printed inside while the outside was also being printed.
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And my nephew's printing robot parts using stainless steel, don't ask me how.

And SpaceX is printing rocket nozzles for the Falcoln...
Absolutely Amazing, IMHO.
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I did say I printed the *handles*.
Though, I have had a part 3d metal printed, then laser welded together. Didn't turn out so good, so it's office art.....
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Sometimes I missing seeing things in print.

Sometimes I miss seeing things in pictures.

Sometimes I miss hearing things spoken.

Mostly it is the DW who points out my errors.

One clear thing to me, I still get pleasure from learning new things.

I remember seeing my first 3D printer, being told that one day the dealers will be able to print the parts needed to repair our cars. I went home from the education technology conference and told my wife what I had seen and heard. I got the equivalent to “how much have you been drinking?”

Anyway, amazing.
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