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Old 11-10-2015, 02:15 AM   #121
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I just don't know how it will hold up as all other forms of insulation that get used in a bus have their own structure. I don't think the blown stuff will hold up if you plan on driving the bus for many miles, since you are concerned with the top speed I assume you do. I think you might think about insulation methods that support them selves or that can't settle.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:35 AM   #122
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And he is only negative if you aren't doing it his way. He does have some good nuggets of knowledge, just make sure you have your grains of salt handy.
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Blow in insulation is is the best idea ever.

Not sure why we aren't all using it.

Go for it.

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Old 11-10-2015, 11:14 AM   #123
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You being sarcastic now? You would not want to violate any of the Community Rules here.

I was lashed out at with for trying to help the guy, explaining to him why things don't work the way he wanted.

So now we will all agree with his every idea, and tell him it's the best idea ever.

No rules broken in positive posts.

A simple search "Blow in insulation skoolie.net" brings up this thread and others.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/wh...ing-10636.html

The real question is, does the OP want help setting up his bus properly, or does he want to continue his lack of professional conduct?

Spray foam is simply the best there is for a bus, and no other insulation is worth the time and money to install it.

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Old 11-10-2015, 11:44 AM   #124
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Foam board is just fine for those of us on the poverty stricken side.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:03 PM   #125
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I've read on the interwebs that the R-Value of foam board > R-Value of closed cell spray foam. BUT, I have also read that it's all about sealing the air leaks.

I'm a little torn about what I will use. I want the best insulation I can get for my money, but if I were to spray a 3" depth on the floor, walls, and ceiling as I have seen a couple of people mention, the cost for insulation would be 3X what I paid for the bus. That's a tough pill to swallow.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:36 PM   #126
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Whatever foam one is using, its definitely got to be closed cell foam!

If my bus were never leaving FL, I'd likely just go with this stuff or something similar-
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Owens-Cor...43WD/100320293
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Whatever foam one is using, its definitely got to be closed cell foam!
Oops I meant closed cell spray foam.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:42 PM   #128
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Rigid Styrofoam board does nothing to stop the dew point from condensing inside the walls.

It also does not seal out air flow.

Then comes trying to get it to take a curve in the ceiling. More cutting, and more air gaps.

Yes insulating a bus properly cost twice to five times what most pay for their bus. However, a properly insulated bus is worth every $$$.

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Foam board is "proper" insulation for PLENTY of bus folks.
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:02 PM   #130
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Foam board is "proper" insulation for PLENTY of bus folks.
It's the best for the floor when bonded to the steel, but no where else in the bus.

Nothing wrong with doing things of lesser quality when on a budget. Just don't act like it's the best when it's not. No need to mislead, and brain wash yourself.

I still have fiberglass insulation in my bus /tool shed. I hate the $hit everyday I have to see / deal with it. And as soon as I can afford to change it, it will be spray foam.
No more fibers of the stuff blowing everywhere.

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