More work on the Abominable Snowbus this evening...and, according to weatherbug, it's about a week from earning it's name, so it's time for me to scoot and get some real work done.
Took a small break from work today to head to my local ACE Hardware. For being such a small town, we have no shortage of hardware stores...We have a True Value in town that has damn near everything, there's a mom and pop joint called Park Supply, and there's a lumber yard. Between the 4 you can usually find what you need, but the hours of all of them besides ACE suck for actually having a project after work or on weekend, so I generally find myself at ACE.
Anyways, went to ACE to pickup some silicon for my planned window install tonight. In the sealant aisle, I quickly found a general white silicon sealant that I seemed pleased with. Then I looked up and saw it, like the beard of Zeus himself....
Great Stuff, on sale, for $2.99. The wide gap and the regular stuff. So I bought every damn can on the shelves...$93.60 worth to be exact.
I ended up with 27 Cans:
Hopefully I'll be able to use it for all the voids on the metal that I can't get the polyfoam into.
Onto the windows:
They went in simple enough...no real magic here. Just some adjusting and aligning which for some strange reason I had a lot of patience for tonight.
This irks me that I didn't clean the bottom glass when I rebuilt all the windows, but a quick once over with some windex will take care of that...I have more important **** to do.
The first window behind the drivers seat isn't the exact one I took out, I didn't realize this until I reinstalled that a couple small drilled holes didn't line up. I'll re-drill them and support them with some wood over time. Since I didn't have the screws and/or the patience to deal with it, I just put a small hand clamp on it until all the sealant sets and I can fix it right.
Potter was not impressed tonight...even for a Malamute, I think it got a little cold for him. You know, metal floor and all.
The rubber window gaskets say to only install on surfaces 40deg and higher for best results. I could tell that was bullshit when they started to peel after I had applied them on the last window of the night. 44deg is close enough for me to call it quits for the night. All I had was a light hoodie and the metal conducts the cold so well.
Finally, my friends left town for the season in search of some work in Texas. They left me her car for storage and gave me a new pair of wading boots as a thank you. Since I have the space, it was easy to oblige.
Well, I think thats about it for tonight. I'm going to watch some Bojack Horseman and eat some leftover guacamole from last night.
Hasta Manana or whatever.