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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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Old 12-12-2016, 07:18 PM   #34
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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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Old 02-12-2018, 07:03 PM   #36
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Hey all, newbie here!
We have the ceiling and wall panels are out and we have been prepping for a rustoleum stop paint coat. There was old tape holding up electrical wires on the ceiling. My husband is convinced we have to get every bit of adhesive off of the walls and ceiling before we can start with the paint. It is a complete pain in the ass, and I am wondering if anyone has said f it and just painted over old adhesive? There were a couple leaks in the roof, but we have sealed them with caulk that you can paint over. Let me know what your thoughts are, I am just ready to get this show on the road, and sanding all of that adhesive off is taking forever. This is the INSIDE of the ceiling i'm talking about, remember. I understand completely about painting the exterior. Thank you!!!
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:22 AM   #37
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If you're talking about the tar/asphalt thats behind the batting- yeah I got rid of that on my last bus.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:27 AM   #38
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Hey all, newbie here!
We have the ceiling and wall panels are out and we have been prepping for a rustoleum stop paint coat. There was old tape holding up electrical wires on the ceiling. My husband is convinced we have to get every bit of adhesive off of the walls and ceiling before we can start with the paint. It is a complete pain in the ass, and I am wondering if anyone has said f it and just painted over old adhesive? There were a couple leaks in the roof, but we have sealed them with caulk that you can paint over. Let me know what your thoughts are, I am just ready to get this show on the road, and sanding all of that adhesive off is taking forever. This is the INSIDE of the ceiling i'm talking about, remember. I understand completely about painting the exterior. Thank you!!!

I dont feel its absolutely necessary to clean it all off, however the more you remove, the better the job will be overall. The more you remove, they less chances you have of a failure in the paint you use which would just expand to a failure in anything getting glued to the paint. Overall, I would say it depends on how long you plan to keep your bus. Good things take time. Dont take short cuts because its easier to do it the right way now vs later.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:32 PM   #40
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Most of this post is about 2 yrs. old, and at least one of the postees was dismissed years ago.
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