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Old 11-17-2014, 10:43 AM   #111
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Re: The Good Ship Anne Marie

It's looking good! I love the hearth.
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:25 PM   #112
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Re: The Good Ship Anne Marie

On those glow plugs, check the relay just because it clicks doesn't mean it works.

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Old 11-18-2014, 01:03 PM   #113
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The controller rarely goes bad.

Glow plugs are usually only good for 40,000-75,000 miles depending upon the number of cycles they have gone through.

Replace all eight at once or you will be continually replacing them one at a time.
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:29 PM   #114
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Re: The Good Ship Anne Marie

That really sucks about having to redo the inside. But it is looking really good!! The windows in my bus leaked terrible before I started converting. Made my mind up pretty easy to remove and replace. Doing so I lost all the natural light though. Seems everything is a trade off. That wood stove is awesome!! I read up on it online after seeing your post. We don't do any cold weather camping, but that has me thinking about it... Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:09 PM   #115
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The controller rarely goes bad.

Glow plugs are usually only good for 40,000-75,000 miles depending upon the number of cycles they have gone through.

Replace all eight at once or you will be continually replacing them one at a time.
Yeah that's right but I'm not talking about the controller. The relay in the middle of the engine does go bad, they used some from India and any time current got to high the contacts would burn up. Did about 50,000 recalls on them, relay would click no heat from the glow plugs.

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Old 11-20-2014, 07:32 PM   #116
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when installing the boards on the ceiling, how do you know you are going to end up evenly at the other side, is there a special process when you start?

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Old 11-20-2014, 09:16 PM   #117
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when installing the boards on the ceiling, how do you know you are going to end up evenly at the other side, is there a special process when you start?
We don't end up even on the other side - our special process involves a router ;). We're actually in the process now of routing the boards straight instead of letting them come down between the windows. I'll post some pictures once we're done, it looks quite a bit cleaner.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:31 AM   #118
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Thanks, all.

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Did you just use self tapping screws?
Normal #8 1.5" sheet metal screws, not self tappers. We pre-drilled our holes through both the wood and metal with a 1/8" cobalt bit, and used a #8 countersink bit to get the heads nice and flush.

I don't know whether this will be a problem for you or not, but very very occasionally, we'd drill through the wood right into a hole in the rib where a rivet had been. Sometimes, the screw we put in wouldn't hold at all, other times it would. Either way, at this point you're faced with either leaving the screw in and doing the next rib down the line to be sure it stays in place, or putting the whole board into the scrap pile for when a shorter piece is called for.
I know its been a while on this but if you look in the caulk area at Lowes ETC they sell Wood Filler That can fill in mis-drills and can be used to cover screw heads before staining painting Etc . It is available in several colors to match most woods
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http://elmers.com/product/detail/E868
even can be used to fill cracks and minor imperfections there are several differant products in this area each used to fix specific issues with wood products .
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:01 AM   #119
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Thanks, though we've found the screw heads to be much less obvious when looking at the ceiling. It was a big concern of ours. We used a really knotty pine, and the screws are easily lost among the knots.

For the instances where we hit a rivet hole, it was rarely a problem to take that piece down and use it again when we had to cut a shorter length. There is just so much ceiling to cover, that barely anything went to waste.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:23 AM   #120
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Re: The Good Ship Anne Marie

Really enjoyed going through your build for the last hour!

I'm at the stage where I'm tearing off the roof, the side panels and the floors. You mentioned the construction of the side panels curling under the floor...I have a Gillig, so I'll have to check on their building style, but would you recommend taking the floor up before the side panels?

Also, kudos for such a beautiful job on the ceiling. I'm patterning my build off of that very same photo you shared in the beginning of your thread. It looks like you are achieving that same airy, woodsy, clean look. The knotty aspect of the pine is a great screw concealer...I'll keep that in mind when it comes time for the ceiling.

Again, thank you for such great reports and congrats on such a nice job all the way around!

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