Originally Posted by RVFan671
I'm waiting for the electronic plans to arrive and wanted to verify they are 1/8 inch blind rivets before I go after them with the drill. Removing the baffle to clean out slosh. Want more access than the method of drilling 5 inch access holes after attempting clean out through the existing access hole in the first bay.
I might suggest that you rethink your decision to remove the rear baffle. Cutting large holes in the baffle is much easier and less invasive. Don't let the difficulty of working through the "end" access hole discourage you. It is totally different than working through holes in the baffle. Working through the "end" hole, you can't see the inside of the end rib. Working through holes in the baffle allows good visibility of all ribs.
Just a suggestion. Final decision is, of course, your's.
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