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Old 07-05-2014, 10:34 AM   #71
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Updated my blog. It has pics of the colourwashed laminate flooring we are using as a wall covering. I think it looks much better in person than it does in the pics. It looks exactly like I wanted it to look. The silver metallic glazing makes it look like old weathered wood. We are going to let the paint cure a bit before we start installing it. Once up, I plan on coating it with a Semi-gloss or Satin latex polyurethane (apply with lambswool wiping pad). Temps have been mildish here so the two A/C units haven't been working too hard to keep the temps well below 80F. The galley stays very cool even when we are running the oven like I did the other day (cooked up a big batch of my Cajunchiladas). So far I'm very happy with the change. I find it amazing how much difference the slightly larger A/C unit made. It's only about 1K BTU larger. But the fan is much more powerful. Standing in the middle of the bus, you can definitely feel the air from both units. Plus the new unit is much quieter than the old unit. Air conditioners are like generators. You figure what you need then you bump up to a slightly larger one so they don't work as hard. Now I'm kinda hoping the temps hit over 100F again. Next 10 days are forecast to be 92F to 97F. Today's high is forecast to be 95F.
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:25 AM   #72
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I'm trying to figure out... Is living in your conversion while you are converting a good thing or bad thing?

We have changed our minds on the fireplace surround/hearth AGAIN! It's getting done this weekend so we will be locked in on our choice of material. Which also means we will be locked in on our choice of floor covering which is different than and almost half the price of the one I had decided on previously. The blower fan for the fireplace will be in today. David can install it while I am at work to day. I got the weekend off and it's not supposed to rain all weekend (it's rained for the past two weeks... kinda like being back in the mountains). So we will be working on finishing up the fireplace and getting more OSB decking down on the floor so we can start laying the floor covering down. David better have "good days" this weekend. I intend on things getting done!
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damn woman...post some pics of said fire place ...

J/K raining for 2 weeks sucks.....

we just found out I am not putting a bathtub in this weekend ....'cause we got a family gathering thing and I will sleep in the bus!

What happened to the old days???? when folks said "we will all visit together" and it took like 4 months for folks to get here???

now with the dang cars and airplanes...like 3 days max...and they are here...unless they come from out of the country and have to drive/fly from Kali-forniaaaa
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Old 09-27-2014, 10:46 AM   #74
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damn woman...post some pics of said fire place ...

J/K raining for 2 weeks sucks.....

No! Two weeks of rain is WONDERFUL!!!!! I stopped itching for a change. I hate this state. I have aged so much since moving out here. My skin is drying out and I stay dehydrated 90% of the time. I miss the high humidity South!

I will take pics of the fireplace once we get the surround & hearth tiled and grouted in.

Gotta go make Mascapone cheese now so I can make Tiramisu cupcakes tonight.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:33 PM   #75
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Still need to add the oak trim to the hearth ( the wipe-on poly is drying). The blower fan didn't come in until Saturday and we couldn't get it from the park office until Sunday. Hooking up the blower fan took more time than we expected. We didn't realize that the fan was thermostatically controlled. We have discovered that the Trafficmaster Ceramica tile (on the hearth) sticks great to painted plywood but needs "help" on unpainted wood. We will be painting the OSB before we stick the tile down on the floor.
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We have discovered that the Trafficmaster Ceramica tile (on the hearth) sticks great to painted plywood but needs "help" on unpainted wood. We will be painting the OSB before we stick the tile down on the floor.
That was a valuable lesson!!!

And I love the fireplace!!!
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turned out great!!
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Oak trim added to the hearth and the fireplace turned on.


Close up of the side of the surround. We still need to add a short piece of quarter round oak at the base of the leg (on the left).
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did you use silicone (rtv type), or construction adhesive or ???? to stick tiles down with?

I have been thinking about using silicone since we drive so much on rough roads
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We used PL 375 Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive. I personally like PL adhesives better than Liquid Nails. The adhesive is softer and flows better than Liquid Nails plus it does as good or better than Liquid Nails. But that is my opinion.

I got the fireplace running this morning on low. It's coldish in here and the fireplace is turning on/off nicely (thermostically controlled). The FIB100 fan that we bought (Reg $99.99 ON SALE $49.99) from NorthernTool.com last week is doing well albeit a bit whistly (is that a word) and it is on auto so it's turning on/off like it should. David was running the A/C yesterday. Heat in the early AM and A/C in the afternoon.

I think we have worked out where to put the vents for the recirculating fan/later heater (not in the floor). We will wait until we get to a homebase to set up the hydroinic heater. For now I just need to get the fan and duct work on so I can get a HEPA filter on it and de-dust this place.

David had laid more OSB so I guess we will be painting the stuff this weekend and laying tile flooring next week. I have a full box (30 sf) and a partial (15 sf) that we can put down before buying more. Got to go to Socorro at the end of the month for my vacation. See the kids, go visit the VLA while there, do some tagging/titling.
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