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

Along with that, it was time to add some corner braces that will match the round corners of the window. This is the first layer of plywood also.



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Unfortunately, about this time, the weather decided to be un co-operative, and started to rain pretty hard with a thunderstorm and then continued to rain for a while, so I never did get to cut the center out, and install the window.

Hopefully, the weather will co-operate tomorrow and I'll git 'er done! Lol.


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Posted: 07/12/19 07:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just wondering, this thread is now over two years old. When was the last time this rig went over a 100 miles?

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Posted: 07/12/19 08:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

John&Joey wrote:

Just wondering, this thread is now over two years old. When was the last time this rig went over a 100 miles?




About 2 1/2 years ago.

Planning on a trip from Pa to state of Washington, and then on to Alaska through Canada to get there with it. Not this year though.

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Posted: 07/12/19 09:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

YEEEEEEEEEHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yes, I finally got the drivers living room window installed. Yes, I am a happy camper.

Got 'er prepared in this pic, (the window frame opening, that is). Cut the plywood out to the correct size, sealed the wooden framing, and all ready to install the window.



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Posted: 07/12/19 09:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And here the window is in place, all clamped up, and waiting for the ChemLink to cure some, so I can take off the clamps.



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YeeHaw!!!!

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Posted: 07/13/19 09:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey, check this out! No more wood roof decor! Yay! Lol...

Any who.... pulled the clamps off the window frame today, sprayed the channels with silicone, and the window slides well. That's a plus.

That means we now have 2 living room windows, that are pretty large. They are roughly about 28" x 56".

They will let in more heat and cold than the insulated wall, but we'll deal with that at a later date.



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Posted: 07/13/19 09:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now for a little technical information.

Some of you probably have some Kreg jigs and clamps. So do I, thanks to my son and daughter in law, for Christmas. Yippee.

Anyhow, this is what the self adjusting clamps look like.



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This self adjusting clamp is great to use. No adjusting of the jaws like a pair of "Vise Grips" aka "Locking Pliers".

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Posted: 07/13/19 09:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I saw a youtube video not long ago about someone who was complaining about the self adjusting clamps, not working well, as they would not get tight, or others were too tight.

Well, I guess he should have read the instructions, or at least took a closer look at the clamps.

What we have here is an adjusting screw.



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By turning it one direction, it will make the clamp tighter when you clamp it down. This is adjusted without any pressure on the clamp, or when it is "open". If you need more pressure, open the clamp and add a little more.

Once it's set, you can usually forget it.

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Posted: 07/13/19 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The opposite is also true. You can also back off on the screw a little if it is too hard to clamp it shut.



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I haven't had issues with different thickness stock once I set it up correctly. If need be, you can still adjust it one way or the other.

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Posted: 07/13/19 09:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kreg has also make clamps like this. I really don't know if they still offer these or not. I suppose they do, or at least some of them are probably still in the pipelines.

When I say like this - I am not talking exactly like this, as these clamps are actually welding clamps.

What I am talking about is the adjustment screw. Every time I clamp these to different thickness stock, I have to adjust the screw to get it to clamp at the correct pressure.

While it takes longer, it will provide a tight clamp when properly adjusted.

The Kreg seems to work well, with minimal adjustments. Obviously, this is based on my limited use of said clamps.



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