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Old 07-05-2017, 08:35 PM   #21
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End of Week 2 Update:

Removed a lot of wallpaper, very difficult because its heat bonded, but in my opinion its an essential step of a good restore job. Simply painting over the wallpaper can be a waste of time because it will eventually curl up, and removing all the wallpaper allows me to see any hidden water damage. Wallpaper usually won't peel up until the plywood underneath is rotted, and then its too late and the plywood underneath needs to be removed.

To remove heat bonded wallpaper, simply get a razor blade and make long cuts floor to ceiling. This will divide it into 8 inch wide vertical strips. Then peel at a corder until the top half is loose. Pull the strip down in one piece slowly. Some say heat guns help but I've had limited success.

Thanks to removing the wallpaper, more small sections of water damaged plywood were discovered and will be removed/repaired prior to painting
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Need to remove the cabinets to get the wallpaper behind it. You can see water damage in the top left from the slide out. Slide out is getting removed to replace broken rollers. When that is removed I'll work on the drywall behind it. Removed a lot of trim too. Need to start labeling it. Will paint and re-apply

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Old 07-05-2017, 08:36 PM   #23
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This was a very lightly damaged area. Water stains under window, no mold/rot/soft spots - Not sure if I should cut out the panel, sand it, spray with mold killer or just paint over it. Let me know what y'all think
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Worst damage so far came from an exterior outlet. Bottom picture shows a complete lack of caulking around it.

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Old 07-05-2017, 08:38 PM   #25
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Pulled the wallpaper and rotted plywood. Will patch after all the damage in the RV has been found. May need to widen the cut to reach the aluminum frame. The frame will allow the patch to be securely anchored to the wall



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Old 07-05-2017, 08:39 PM   #26
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Plywood is delaminating below the kitchen window, but its only the top layer. I plan on placing tile over it, so I think I can scrape off the top layer of delaminated plywood and spackle over it.

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End of Week 3: Engine Work

Got a CHK ENG light on my way home, and I bought the truck with two other known failures (WHEEL SPIN and TRACTOR ABS FAIL) that needed to be remedied. Also felt low on power.

First shop (RV place) ran codes for 2 failed injectors and said they couldn't work on a 55 series. Pushed me over to Stewart Stevenson in ABQ. They gave me no estimate for labor and handed me a $6600 writeup for parts (6 new injectors, new pump...) I considered an engine swap to a reliable 60 series.

I then went to another shop (2nd to none service) out of town to get a second look. In that 45 minute drive the injectors must have become unclogged, because they re-ran codes and found only that I was getting my CHK ENG light for a missing Jake brake, which the current engine doesn't have. The original owners apparently swapped the 55 with another 55 somewhere along the way.

Low power was fixed with a new clamp to patch an air leak. Good as new for $200. Better than the 10k I thought it would be. Rest of errors listed above fixed for 1K total. Never been happier to spend a grand
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Looks really nice what size is it
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I havent forgotten about y'all. Heres some far less detailed updates
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We gutted it and replaced subfloor
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Then we put up a full tongue and groove ceiling

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Old 02-26-2018, 01:21 AM   #34
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Tiled in a shower

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Bathroom countertop

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Stainless Steel kitchen. Framed in hardwood and sheathed in stainless. Butcher block countertops, dishwasher, full size stove



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Damn, nice!
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Wow, that's a lot of work you have done. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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