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PostSubject: Refurb   Refurb EmptyFri 14 Feb 2014 - 15:14

I braved the cold this morning, and serviced the Fiamma door lock. It is secured by four bolts, but oh wonders never cease, two of the bolts didn't reach the lock......CROSS!! Replaced the two bolts, tightened up the rotating bit, and loctited it, re-greased every thing else and job is good one. I had already put the heater on, so I decided to tackle the fridge. Disconnected it and carefully got it out, and as you would expect everything was filthy
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So I hoovered all the loose muck, then washed everything that I could get to, as a temporary measure I taped up the vents to stop the wind howling through.
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That looks cleaner and I refitted the flame guard whch I found lying in the bottom of the cabinet
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Fridge re-connected, gas checked and tomorrow will finish the re-fit. Before putting the door back on I will give the interior a proper good clean.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyFri 14 Feb 2014 - 15:28

At least they left plenty of wire on yours, when i took mine out i had to disconnect all the wiring, that was the easy bit, trying to get the fridge back in while holding the wiring to stop it disappearing down the back was the tricky bit, and mines the wheel arch model and they don't stand on their own, they want to fall backwards because of the narrow base

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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyFri 14 Feb 2014 - 17:29

Hia

Don't forget to unblock the vent
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyFri 14 Feb 2014 - 17:47

Hi Ken, I had to disconnect the gas and mains, but the battery wiring was nice and long, and I'm glad it's not a wheel arch model. When your fridge is fitted, does it form a good seal or do you get draughts through there? That's another problem I will be addressing with mine. I don't know who last had the fridge out, but whoever it was, they either didn't know what they were doing or just didn't give a dam what they did. Even the flue was incorrectly fitted, and that's important to get exactly right.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyFri 14 Feb 2014 - 17:51

Polly, I've put some masking tape on the fridge door, and written on it, «do not use vents blocked and flue not fitted yet» just in case I get a senior moment!
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyFri 14 Feb 2014 - 18:14

We did get a draught from sides and the top, I put some of the draught excluded tape on the sides which has helped, but we still get a draught from the top when it is windy

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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptySat 15 Feb 2014 - 12:14

Mostly the interior job on the fridge is done, although I may put some extra trim all round the fridge to neaten it up, and if I get the weather breaks, I will be able to finish the outside bits.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptySat 15 Feb 2014 - 12:49

Good Job Debbie.  It will be a palace when you have finished it.  Will it be ready for the Easter Meet as I see you have your name down.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptySat 15 Feb 2014 - 15:53

Well would you believe it, after such a horrible start to the day, the sun came out this afternoon, so I managed to get on the outside bits, so my fridge is now fully operational. Still too cold to get on with the body seals, so I reckon I will be at the Easter meet with my ongoing project. So looking forward to getting on the road again.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyMon 17 Feb 2014 - 17:40

Not got an awful lot done today, have made up the mock curtains and stripped one of the overcab cushions....will probably need counseling after handling this one, mold from body sweat, yuk!
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Now for the bleach!
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyMon 17 Feb 2014 - 19:48

Hia

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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyTue 18 Feb 2014 - 7:46

Show the need for mattresses and cushions to be raised from flat surfaces  and aired regularly
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyTue 18 Feb 2014 - 16:43

Today finished off the mock curtains, and the new water tank arrived, so my lounge area is looking better. Still have to re-upholster the seat cushions.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyTue 18 Feb 2014 - 18:55

Hia

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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyWed 19 Feb 2014 - 8:03

Is you water tank hung underneath?
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyThu 20 Feb 2014 - 7:04

Yes I have an under-slung tank, un-insulated, so not winterised. The new tank will be going inside, under the nearside bench seat. The old tank will be removed at some point, a job that won't be too easy!
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyThu 20 Feb 2014 - 8:04

You could leave the other tank in situ & use it as a secondary tank by putting a tap between the two?...Just a thought Debbie.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyThu 20 Feb 2014 - 14:49

Too much weight, as I carry 10 litres of drinking water in a container as well. I also want to paint the chassis and have been told, Hammerite is good for this, what did you use?
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyThu 20 Feb 2014 - 15:33

You could just fill both tanks up when you are on site for a while saving you having to go back to the tap, I know it would be a weight issue but as long as you dont travel like it I dont see a problem.
what do others think? Or is my idea not good  Laughing .
I used high grade bitumen underseal on mine with a paintbrush very messy but just the job.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyFri 21 Feb 2014 - 10:42

Hia

I am not very technical but you have asked what others think

My fresh water tank is in the bottom of the wardrobe and in the summer months--- well all the other months that winter doesn't cover ---- the months of extreme cold----I usually fill up or 3/4 fill at home before I go away
Ok there is only me and izzy but I also carry enough junk for a family 
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Then on sites use my watering can.

I have a wastes tank that is emptied as soon as possible

The story of the waste tank ___ well I was bought a caravan waste thing on wheels so when we went on our first family holiday I placed this wastes thingy underneath and put the wastes pipe in it
We had a red light come on in the van and this is when I found out I had a waste tank and it was full. Oh the smell when we emptied it . Now I just take a callapsable bucket
Use to get the egg armourer when driving but then I put the plugs in the plug holes as I had read somewhere about stale smells coming up through the plug holes now I know why
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptyFri 21 Feb 2014 - 14:29

I know what you mean Polly, the stench that comes out of waste tanks is diabolical. I have never had a waste tank, and I use a bowl in the sink which I empty into a convenient drain, or water the plants. I learned that on a camp site on the Isle of Wight, I asked where to empty my sink water and the camp man said "water the hedge behind the van and that saves me having to water that bit" fair enough. I normally carry a bucket as well and put that under the waste pipe. I also use washing up water to wash my cassette out after emptying.....good eh.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptySun 23 Feb 2014 - 15:24

Bit of a quiet day today, and its persistently outdoors, so decided to deconstruct the overcab bed cushion that goes over the gap in the cab. The wood work has been thrown together, and the holes for the button cords were made by smashing the wood with a blunt object, so a bit of TLC will be given to the frame before I recover it. The label says it was made by a company called "Manor House DE7 8DU", just shows what some of these company's get up to behind closed doors.

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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptySun 23 Feb 2014 - 19:02

Always good to see what you've got once you actually take it apart eh Debbie!!.
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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptySun 23 Feb 2014 - 19:16

Never good to look under the covers on any furniture  Shocked 
There is actually a place near me that gets old suites and strips them, they then sell the frames for "new" suites to be built  Shocked 

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PostSubject: Re: Refurb   Refurb EmptySun 23 Feb 2014 - 19:40

Always use a facemask & some good rubber gloves  Shocked 
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