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Old 04-13-2017, 02:06 PM   #1
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Here is a cross section of a piece I cut it off my trailer wall for a set of taps, for your viewing pleasure.

The shell is 3/16"+, the added foam is 1/2"+, and the vinyl backed foam is 3/8".
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Thanks Jim. The new insulation is clearly visible - quite a bit thicker than the refectix was.
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Hi: Jim Bennett... This is very useful info...specially when getting ready to "Bang your head against the wall". Alf
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Old 04-13-2017, 03:44 PM   #4
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Thanks Jim. The new insulation is clearly visible - quite a bit thicker than the refectix was.
Even before the Reflectix, and used in my trailer, was just another layer of the 3/8" foam without the vinyl layer.
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Hi: Jim Bennett... This is very useful info...specially when getting ready to "Bang your head against the wall". Alf
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Lots of cushioning for that Alf.

The 1/2" white foam is a lot denser than the vinyl backed foam. Kinda like having that soft layer on top of a mattress and a real firm one below.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:52 PM   #5
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,,, Lots of cushioning for that Alf. ...
That's assuming Alf goes inside the camper before banging his head. I have a nephew that, when he was at the crawling stage, he quickly learned that when mad and wanting to bang his head on the floor, it was much better to first crawl into the living room where the carpet was softer than the linoleum floor in the kitchen. Smart kid!
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Interesting. Thanks for posting.
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Here is a cross section of a piece I cut it off my trailer wall for a set of taps...[/IMG]

Jim,

If you're installing beer taps, you're going to acquire a LOT friends very quickly! And when you hit the road, you'll look like the Pied Piper with all us folks following along behind.

What's your latest project? Don't keep us in suspense!

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I'm betting Jim cut the hole for an outside shower.
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I finally got going on things this week, and pretty much have all the cabinetry framing done. Tomorrow I will start at the drawer boxes, then on to the doors.

I installed the water taps (dang, I really like the beer tap idea ) , as I had to do the water lines.

Focusing on making it usable, then on to solar, electrical and the such.
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Here is a cross section of a piece I cut it off my trailer wall for a set of taps, for your viewing pleasure.

The shell is 3/16"+, the added foam is 1/2"+, and the vinyl backed foam is 3/8".
just 3/16" between you and that big grisly bear with an attitude!

also looking forward to your solar update...
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