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post #22 of Old 04-10-2012
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Re: Compresion post repaired

At least on the 1979 version I have, all the cabinets and the countertop were a high quality teak veneer plywood but I think not Bruneel. It looked different from the stuff I assumed was Bruneel which is exposed as structural members in the head locker chainplates. My counter had squashed down to about 1/4" from its original 3/4". I pulled out the whole thing and started over because rot had ruined the counter. Lots of screw holes on the trim to re-plug! I tried to keep my promise of pictures but the upload technology baffles me. What I intended to show was that, after a closer inspection this weekend, I believe one should take a hard look at replacing the entire system with a single compression post bedded into the hull cross-members as the best fix. Steel, aluminum, or wood (kept dry) would all work. After all, if you can take a shower in an I-28 head, you can certainly squeeze by the new post!
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