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Posted: 10/17/20 09:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PastorCharlie wrote:

Did you feather sand the outer edges of the last center row of plywood to prevent a wear edge of the TPO?




That would fall under the category of "couple of minor things to touch up before gluing the TPO down".

I suppose it would be easier and take less time if I just added a strip of ChemLink M1 along the edges and smoothed them out a little.

Depends on how long it looks like it will take, and how I do it. Guess I'll have to have a little thought on the process.


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Posted: 10/17/20 09:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not the warmest place in the US for that kind of work, Just my thought's, best get it finished soon. everything lookin good.


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Posted: 10/19/20 06:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Johnny G1 wrote:

Not the warmest place in the US for that kind of work, Just my thought's, best get it finished soon. everything lookin good.



We have our moments. When it's 95 degrees out, and the humidity is higher than the temperature, the heat index is 110 - and yes, we've had a few of those days this summer, that's not fun either.

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Posted: 10/19/20 09:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had to fix an "oops" today. Plywood will generally bend in one direction, but not 2.

The back of this plywood bends slightly down towards the rear of the coach, as well as bending towards the side.



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So, since the adhesive was hard, I cut this out in 2 pieces, as shown by the red lines.



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You talk about being tough to remove the adhesive? Wow, such a scraping and cutting trying to get it all off was definitely difficult.

I hope I'll never have to remove any of that stuff (adhesive), again.

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Posted: 10/19/20 09:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After getting it all cleaned up, I applied new adhesive, and then held it down with my nylon straps. The plywood took the bend nicely.



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Now it's just time to wait and let it cure over night.



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About 30 seconds after I strapped this down, raindrops started falling on my head. Lol.

That was fine. I pulled the TPO back into place and strapped it down and called it a night.

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Posted: 10/21/20 08:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Little side trip tonight. Here's a few pictures of a small "wall" partition that came out of a typical rv.

Front side with oak looking vinyl glued to 1/8" plywood.



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Posted: 10/21/20 08:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is the back side of that piece. As you can see, the edges have pieces of wood that are about 3/4" x 3/4". The center cross pieces are about 3/4" x 1.5".



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Posted: 10/21/20 08:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is what holds the top of the "wall" to the ceiling. Just a couple of screws only.



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This is one of the cross pieces that is 3/4" x 1.5". There are no staples, nails, screws, or adhesive holding the thin plywood to the cross piece. The plywood was staples around the outside edges only.



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The corners were stapled together with one staple at each one, and again, no adhesive.



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