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400 ISL Exhaust Tube Replacement

Posted 12-27-2019 at 01:20 PM by ByeTheWay

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RE: Cummins 400 ISL
Exhaust Tube Replacement

I removed the existing tube, had a muffler shop weld A new Flange on the old tube added a heat shield, and replace. Just under $250 installed. Freightliner wanted $750 for the tube plus installation.



The replacement has been in use over a year, without an issue.
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Fiberglass panel coming loose near entry door FIXED

Posted 05-18-2016 at 02:18 PM by ByeTheWay

Pleased with the results
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Between the Rail Storage

Posted 05-08-2016 at 04:04 PM by ByeTheWay

After trying to retrieve an item from my “Between the Rail Storage” and not being able to see what I was looking for I replaced the 1/2” plywood shelves with wire closet shelving. I fastened two pieces together using hog rings for strength and to give me a lip on each side. I found it easier to install each piece separately, then fasten them together.

Sure makes it easier to find what you are looking for when you can see it from below.
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Boondock Water Saver

Posted 05-05-2016 at 10:12 PM by ByeTheWay

As any Boondocker knows, water is precious. I have always had the desire to save the water that is normally wasted waiting for the shower water to warm up. I use to save it in a container, but that took extra effort so I looked for an easier solution.

I added a diverter valve and a shut off valve between the shower head and the shower supply pipe. This gives me the ability to divert the water to a separate line and also allows me to stop the flow of water all together without adjusting...
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Aligning Bedroom TV with Bed

Posted 05-05-2016 at 09:40 PM by ByeTheWay
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Our original Bedroom TV was located in the corner, above the washer/dryer. Watching it was uncomfortable because of the angle between the TV and the bed. I wanted to replace the old TV with an LED. My wife said can’t you line it up with the bed. After some thought I came up with my solution.

First I built a frame to match the existing cabinets. I then mounted a piece of 1/8” aluminum (painted black) to the back of the frame, which added strength to the frame. I installed the...
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Fiberglass panel coming loose near entry door

Posted 05-04-2016 at 10:28 PM by ByeTheWay
Updated 05-04-2016 at 10:32 PM by ByeTheWay

As you can see, the fiberglass panel is coming apart at the seam. I tried a screw to keep it in place but it loosened, so I decided a bolt with a stop nut was a better idea. I got behind the screw that is suppose to keep everything in place. Directly behind the panel hole is a 1" x 1" or larger square steel tube, welded to the sub structure for the front end.
With the nose pulled out (like for Gen Service) I found a sheet of horizontal thin aluminum, covering access to the area...
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