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Author Topic: Crooked Framing from the Summer of 2013  (Read 270 times)

GrampaKilt

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Crooked Framing from the Summer of 2013
« on: July 01, 2019, 08:37:04 PM »
With all my mods and upgrades, Iíve never concerned myself with leveling the trailer before the reno. After all, vertical framing should be at right angles to the floor and horizontals should be parallel. During our travels, the trailer has long been leveled using outside walls and horizontal lines, but itís never appeared level inside. Something was wonky.

Recently, I definitively leveled the trailer using the plane of the inside floor. The culprit was easy to identify and my heart sank. The new and very permanently installed quartzite kitchen counter top dropped 3/8Ē over 2í from front to back! My LSW said no one will notice, leave it alone. However, many will understand that this is akin to a burr under the saddle.

The counter top was close enough to parallel longitudinally, so I spent a brutal day separating the glued-on sides and rear of the quartz (without cracking it) from the cabinet and shimming to level. (This required several rounds of Vitamin I!) I donít use potty language but there were more than a few grrrís directed at the carelessness of the Wakarusa framers and welders working one summer day in 2013. GK

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Re: Crooked Framing from the Summer of 2013
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 11:10:01 PM »
You shoulda called that positive drainage control and let it go.  ;)
If it ain't broke it probably will be soon.