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[March 3, 2012]


My lower gear leg fairing attachment point is simply a metal tab attached to the gear leg with a hose clamp. However, Home Depot and all of the other local hardware stores only sell wider clamps that will interfere with the lower intersection fairings. I bought some 5/16" hose clamps off of ebay.


You can see they are about 1/2 as thick as the hardware store hose clamps.


Here is the big difference here -- the size of the tightening mechanism. This is what was interfering with the lower intersection fairings


Voila - Quick swap and all is good. I might even get to putting on the intersection fairings soon!


My other project for the day was safety wiring the fuel line attachment point to the firewall. If you keep up with this builders log, you will know that during my annual I found this fitting loose. This was the scariest find during my annual because of the possibility of a fuel leak, which is amongst my top concern. To make sure this fitting doesn't have a chance of coming loose int he future, I purchased a tool to drill safety wire holes in fittings from Avery Tools. You can see the method I used to secure my fuel line fitting. Amazingly enough it took about 2 hours to figure the best way to do this, and about 45 minutes actually doing it! Sounds like a typical RV project. I am sure going to feel much safer in the future when I fly this RV. This possible issue has been bugging me ever since I discovered it in December.

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