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Old 12-06-2016, 01:08 PM   #31
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You can read about nat_ster's vaulted ceiling in his Four Season Prime thread. The pictures in that post show the construction; elsewhere (I didn't find it) he mentioned that his motivation for the vaulted ceiling included deeper insulation, a chase where duct work or wiring could go, and the simplicity of finishing a flat rather than curved ceiling.

The depth of the OEM ceiling is the same as the depth of the wall because it's built with the same hat channel. On my Blue Bird that's in the neighborhood of 1.75 inches. In the post just prior to the one linked above, nat_ster showed a method of installing furring strips lengthwise in the bus. I anticipate using that concept to build up the thickness of my walls and ceiling so that I can have deeper insulation there.
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Old 12-12-2016, 01:03 PM   #32
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Has anyone "lowered" the ceiling?
When I actually start my conversion, that's what I'm planning on doing. I'll raise the roof...probably 12"...and then use at least three of those extra inches for extra spray in insulation.

Before I have the insulation sprayed in, I'll run and check my systems. I need runs installed in either the ceiling, walls or floor for my HVAC, AC and DC wiring, and plumbing. Once these are in, I'll test everything to make sure its good and then have the insulation sprayed in the walls, support frame and ceiling.
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Old 12-12-2016, 01:37 PM   #33
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When I actually start my conversion, that's what I'm planning on doing. I'll raise the roof...probably 12"...and then use at least three of those extra inches for extra spray in insulation.

Before I have the insulation sprayed in, I'll run and check my systems. I need runs installed in either the ceiling, walls or floor for my HVAC, AC and DC wiring, and plumbing. Once these are in, I'll test everything to make sure its good and then have the insulation sprayed in the walls, support frame and ceiling.
My plan also except only plumbing that will be in a wall will be interior bathroom wall for shower & shared wall with kitchen sink.

Also for those that may not have thought about it, NEVER EVER route propane lines inside a wall.
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NEVER EVER route propane lines inside a wall.
*shudder*

That's a disaster just looking for a place to happen.
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*shudder*

That's a disaster just looking for a place to happen.
Sometimes it just has to be repeated.
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