Yeh Stevie, I know what you mean. Been cold here but have had some serious health issues & my cars to delay my progress, we've had some good weather so I can't really moan.My last post on this thread was in Feb and it's still winter here, pishing down and chilly, so no further progress yet folks. Will get back in to the build as soon as the weather breaks, I don't do messing around in the cold and wet.
I've had an issue with a leaking skylight, the first of three. It's a 280x280 Fiamma fitted on a ribbed part of the roof. I carefully bonded it in place and 'filled' the open ribs with some very dense foam cut perfectly to size. Great I thought. Well, the foam has reacted with the sikoflex and basically become unbonded.
I've a pal who works at a metal fabricators, so I've asked him to make me three 'L' section rims to fit inside the cut hole. I'll both spot weld and bond them in place, the b*****s won't leak then! A bit of old fashioned engineering.
My next headache is lining the bathroom. I bought a shower tray and built it in to a box and filled the gaps with foam to prevent cracking. So, now need to fit the tray unit, ply the walls and line with cushion floor or similar. One of those tasks I haven't been looking forward to, too easy to make a mess of it!
Anyway, once the freezing monsoon season is over here in the Highlands, I'll get some work done and photos taken.
Mind you don't distort your roof with strong frames like those.The weather remains, well, crap at best. Assuming that at some point it will be dry and warm I've started making plans to get going again.
I fitted a 280mm Fiamma roof vent last year and it didn't go well, the bond reacted with the foam packing and let the liquid sunshine in. As I intend fitting three of these vents, I asked a pal to knock me up some steel frames that'll be fitted from the inside attached with a combination of body bond and spot welds. The spot weld are a bit over the top, but am old fashioned... Here's the frames:
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Just need a couple of dry days now....
Tis dry, tis dry, tis dry in Fife today, oh joy, BUT,,, I have to visit my F I L, that's 3 hrs gone, then pick up my wife to go shopping, 2 hrs, then finish the solid waney edged elm shelf for my wives office, 1.1/2 hrs, now i'm taking the steering column out of my beemer because the stupid arse designers, thought they'd build a counter into the lock which trips the red steering wheel on the dash, after a certain number of starts.
Also trying to expand an exhaust pipe to fit over another.
Hey hoo, It'll all get done in the end