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Old 05-06-2016, 08:01 AM   #11
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wouldnt surprise me.. Home builders do.. its quite common for houses that sit on basements to have the OSB sub floors screwed and liquid-nailed to the Main trusses or joists..

so it wouldnt surprise me that a coach builder might.. a friend of mine owns a Limo company, I typically handle all of his A/C work for his cars.. and the things i see when I take apart the partition to get to the A/C units are often surprising..

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There are MUCH better metal adhesives out there than LN. I just can't see a school bus having the floor held together with glue.

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There are MUCH better metal adhesives out there than LN. I just can't see a school bus having the floor held together with glue.

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I could understand using an adhesive to glue the puke mat to the plywood and the plywood to the sheet metal. The part that gets me is there where liquid nails holding the sheet metal to the frame. I suppose there is a possibility that there were screws fastening the sheet metal to the frame as well but have long disintegrated. Will have pictures this evening.
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I could understand using an adhesive to glue the puke mat to the plywood and the plywood to the sheet metal. The part that gets me is there where liquid nails holding the sheet metal to the frame. I suppose there is a possibility that there were screws fastening the sheet metal to the frame as well but have long disintegrated. Will have pictures this evening.
YEah, I can see the wood and puke mat being glued for sure.
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Those screws don't rot off completely. After you get the wood out you'll have to deal with the rusted remains of screws. It's a tetanus nightmare without shoes. You could grind them off, but it's faster to just hit them with a hammer and drive them on through.
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Did they use a few fasteners and then the glue to act as a sealant?
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Did they use a few fasteners and then the glue to act as a sealant?
It appears so, although the fasteners are long gone. Rust is a horrible thing.
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Congratulations, without the fasteners and the seats you've got a floating floor.

In my first bus the plywood was rotted to sawdust, but you couldn't shovel it because of all the rusted off screws sticking out of the metal. The rubber mats were still nicely on top of all that rotted plywood too.
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Congratulations, without the fasteners and the seats you've got a floating floor.

In my first bus the plywood was rotted to sawdust, but you couldn't shovel it because of all the rusted off screws sticking out of the metal. The rubber mats were still nicely on top of all that rotted plywood too.
haha that sounds about right. I want to keep the original floor in place as much as possible so I'll probably run some new bolts through the holes to keep things in place. Know where I can buy more puke mat?
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Start checking some commercial flooring companies? There are companies that make the puke mats in width and length to cover the whole thing in one shot.
I salvaged quite a few pieces of the flat that were bigger than what I needed and didn't like the color so I used them to make drain pans under any chance of getting wet area.(my entire hidden kitchen area floor including the fridge and my entire bath area with drains)but I am still debating my flooring transition from dry to wet in the bath because the rubber needs to turn up to complete the pan but it conflicts with the transition between the two. my fault
I try to salvage and make decisions as I go to make it fit/work?
I am in the final stages now and the odd ends I have left are catching up? (Not to many but enough) I will probably make my own threshold out of cedar that obviously marks the line between the bath and with the right piece flashes with my bamboo floor. I didn't think it all through when I salvaged the bamboo or the rubber but it looks good and if a piece hear or there needs special attention? Then make it cause you ain't gonna find it.
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