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Posted: 07/09/19 08:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Anybody remember the drive in theaters? .... Lol....



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Posted: 07/09/19 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Went on a computer service call today. Saw this sitting on their shelf, so I just had to take a picture. I thought this was cute.



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Posted: 07/09/19 09:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I made a template today of the corner of the window for the living room. Marked the plywood, so I knew where to cut it.



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Posted: 07/09/19 09:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And now, we have a Living Room Window on the passenger side. Wahoo!!!!



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Posted: 07/10/19 09:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had to move all of my stuff from this corner of the motor home so I could access the area so I could get ready to put the drivers Living Room window into place.



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Posted: 07/10/19 09:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Started with adding the plywood to frame out for the size of the window. I have another layer of plywood to add here, but this is a good start.

I had hoped to get the window in today, and even started working earlier than usual. As usual, some things take longer than expected and this was one of them.

So, I should be able to get it in tomorrow, and then I'll have a bunch of extra daylight in the front half of the coach. YaHoo!!

Unfortunately, that will also allow some heat in as well, but I'll deal with that later. With the new weatherstripping in place, that should cut the air infiltration to near zero.

The passenger window is a little stiff to open and close, even after spraying the channels with silicone. In time, it should loosen up a bit, and still provide a decent seal.



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Out of curiosity, I checked for a replacement window online - a new one - and the estimate was over $600. Single pane window, not a dual pane. Ouch! Lol.

Thankfully, I did not break these.

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Posted: 07/11/19 09:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is another pic of where we were last night, from a different angle. There is something I want to point out about this before moving on.



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Posted: 07/11/19 09:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In this pic, the first layer of plywood is installed like this. This is the right lower corner. The red arrow points to the joint line between the lower piece of plywood, and the upright piece of plywood.

The upright piece runs full length, while the top and bottom horizontal pieces, are butted up against the vertical uprights.



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Now we add another layer of plywood, inside the first layer, so that is matches the thickness of the wall.



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Here is a close up of the same corner after the second layer of plywood has been put on.

Here you can see that the horizontal piece now runs all the way to the end, and the vertical piece butts against the bottom one. This is exactly opposite of the first layer.

What we have here is a butt joint, that is screwed and ChemLink'd together. That will increase the over all strength of the joint.



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