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Old 04-07-2011, 09:33 PM   #191
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the place that i got my shower pan, grey and black tanks is called icon direct.com there in winkler mb. really good folks and free frt over 200.
I dont know how to post a link to there web site, but it will be easy to fine.

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Old 04-07-2011, 10:49 PM   #192
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I dont know how to post a link to there web site, but it will be easy to fine.gbstewart
Easiest way is to open the page, copy the URL (the thing that starts with http and paste it here in the message body. But HAS to be the whole thing or it will not work
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:25 PM   #193
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Pulled up the rubber floor, the wood is in decent condition, good enough to build on so it will stay. I took out the angle grinder, removed a ton of rivets from the wall, cut off the metal panel and sliced off the seat rail to give me the most room for my shower area. Then I sealed the seams on the window panel inserts with exterior caulking, taped over the seams once it set, fit in some pink foam insulation, taped those seams up, and prepared the area to be covered with 1/4" plywood. I left the pink fiberglass insulation on the bottom section, do I need to put poly over this or just leave it? Once the room is completely framed and sheeted with plywood, it will all get covered in FRP to make it waterproof. I did some more framing, around the back window. Once done the window will remain exposed and have a small 'shelf' built in to hold shampoo bottles or whatever. I will seal the seams where the FRP and metal of the bus meet as well as a good bead of sealant around the window. I also followed someones advice (thanks Lorna) and found a drain for my shower. It is meant for a laundry tub, but it was the right size and fits perfectly. I will drop the drain pipe through the floor of the bus and attach the PVC compression fitting thing underneath. For now I will attach a fitting with a screw in plug to keep critters out since I probably wont have the waste tank installed this year. I can unscrew the cap and let it drain into a bucket under the bus if I feel the need for a shower this year. Here's the latest pics.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:26 PM   #194
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:13 PM   #195
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Very nice! just went through your entire thread, love how you sealed up your windows. I may steal the idea as I have been wondering how do do this. Has the frp held up to the elements ok? I had a few people tell me it would break down with a small amount of time and weather.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:13 PM   #196
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...Has the frp held up to the elements ok? I had a few people tell me it would break down with a small amount of time and weather.
Upon close inspection....and just about a year later....I can conclude that the FRP has not deteriorated in any way that I can detect. One side of the bus got a couple coats of automotive primer on the FRP so I figured that those would be just fine as the primer has UV resistance properties, but the unprimed side remains unaffected at this point. Highly recommed to consider this method, I definately would do it this way again. The only other option would be to laminate sheet metal over plywood instead of FRP over plywood, you would just need to find an appropriate adhesive.

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My wife gave birth to our daughter on April 12th, at 12:39. She is 6 lbs 9 oz. and both mom and baby are doing great.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:44 PM   #197
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wow YaY congrats you two
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:13 PM   #198
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Congrats DAD .. glad to read/hear all are doing well ..

.. and of course .. PICS .. lol ..

.. get some sleep before they get home .. y'all are going to need it ..
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:30 PM   #199
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I am planning on picking up a Dometic 310 RV toilet for my bathroom. As far as what to use for a flange, can I use a standard home style closet flange with this toilet or do I need a special style flange. I want to get the rough work done before I pick up the toilet. I have a spec sheet so I know the clearances that are required as well as where the water lines need to come up, but it doesn't state much about the flange other than just calling it a flange. I think the toilet is made as a replacement for existing installations.
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For what its worth, I used a regular home style closet flange on my RV toilet and it worked fine. Don't rememer what brand of toilet I have, but it is an RV toilet.
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