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Old 04-23-2013
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This is very exciting... I can't wait.. good buy to old Mr frost up in 3 days.......
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Finally got some time to post pictures. This is a dual project so the pics jump back and forth from the flooring to fridge install. This is Fridge/Floor Install #1. Subsequent posts will have the same title. Before I get too far into this thread I need to thank some people for their help. Peter none of this would have happened without you. I thank you for your expertise and generosity. Thank you Ernie and Don Meyer for your advice. I followed it.




#1 Driver and Passenger seats removed as well as base board on driver's side
#2 Driver side seat base turned out to be a disabled ISSRI . We removed it.
#3 Passenger seat swivel base
#4 Ceramic kitchen tile removal
#5 Ceramic cut with a Dremel diamond blade.
#6 One of two plywood platforms that were under the old fridge. Some water leakage evident.
#7 Second plywood layer. As with the first no rot was found but some discolouration.
#8 This is the fun part. This is a cardboard mockup of the Samsung fridge we put in. Peter decided we should build a cardboard copy of the fridge and we did. We used it at least a half a dozen times and perfected our grand entrance.
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Default Fridge/Floor Install #2

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#1 Fridge cardboard mockup 25"X32"X70"
#2 mockup trial run successful
#3 new fridge in the hole. Fridge was secured at the back with 3 inch "L" brackets down at floor level. The front was secured at the top with two 1 inch "L" bracket. You can attach the bracket to the fridge using one of the fridge hinge bolts.
#4 We discovered this hole in the floor after pulling the carpet. It was plugged but we couldn't resist busting it open to find out what was what. It had 12V wiring going into it but nothing there. In the bay the bottom of the hole was covered with a box. The box was covered with the usual grey fabric BB used. Our best guess is that this coach may have started out with a passenger side couch and this was a hole for a subwoofer. Another suggestion was a cat door with the litter box in the bay.
#5 The grey patches on the floor are Ardex Feather Finish floor leveling compound. Removing the 8 feet of ceramic tile did a bit of damage to the plywood.
#6 Peter laying the first planks. Planks were set in Karndean KNA 322 Wet Set Vinyl Tile and Plank Adhesive. It is water based so clean up is very easy. The trowel was 1/16". We cut the first planks random lengths resulting in a staggered appearance rather than ending up with a 'brickwork' pattern. Planks are Karndean Da Vinci and the colour is Canadian Maple. They are the only 3 1/2" planks I could find that had beveled edges. The bevels make all the difference in appearance and to me the width is much more proportional to a motorhome.
#7 Using tape to close any gaps between planks.
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Very nice Rob. How long do you think the demo and install will take?
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wow!
I have a house fridge in my new to me 2000lxi,i think i need to change it out right now,i'm sure its an energy hog..
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Very nice Rob. How long do you think the demo and install will take?
The fridge and flooring is done Rick. Started last Friday and finished today. Ten to twelve hour days. I have to put Sue's seat back in and I'm good to go. Just one last project.....build a new desk for the drivers side. I wasn't going to do it this trip but Peter convinced me.
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Default Fridge/Floor Install #3

#1 Peter cut and installed new plywood to shim and act as a bed for the new Corian bullnosed step edge. I had Parliament construct the Corian for both the step edge and a new desk top.
#2 New plywood shim/bed for Corian under step well cover.
#3 same as #1
#4 I bought a swivel seat base from Randy last winter and Peter welded it to the remains of the ISRI we chucked.
#5 First Corian cut for both the project and Peter. I think he likes the stuff and finds it easy to work with.
#6 same as #5
#7 Drivers seat installed on swivel base.
#8 Plywood mockup of the Corian to be installed. Plywood cut to the same dimension and angles. Peter likes mockups as do I. The time spent making a mockup usually saves you time in the install and much grief.
#9 Joey the supervisor
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I'll be following you in about two months, Rob. Thanks for the clues.

Did you take the doors off the refrig to get it in?

Were you able to move the back wall in order to set the refrig in deeper?
How many guys did it take to get the refrig inside?
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I'll be following you in about two months, Rob. Thanks for the clues.

Did you take the doors off the refrig to get it in?

Were you able to move the back wall in order to set the refrig in deeper?
How many guys did it take to get the refrig inside?
Hi Ron. Yes we took the doors off and their hinges. This fridge is a counter depth fridge so it fits without any back wall modifications in my 99. It took Peter and his petite neighbour Tina to push it inside where I easily slid it off some scrap carpet and onto a four wheel $20 HomeDepot dolly. We found it a simple insert thanks to the mockup. The mockup keeps all on the same page.
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Great work Rob & Peter, Major overhaul.
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