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Old 09-09-2016, 10:53 AM   #41
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Great progress!
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:13 AM   #42
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I actually Love the idea of the floors down before walls.. esp in a bus where the weather conditions change alot.. keeps you from having issues with individual room floors peeling up around the edges.. Lookin good!!
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:16 AM   #43
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Awesome progress, and looks good as well. Keep up the great work.
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Old 09-09-2016, 01:03 PM   #44
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Dawww those fur kids are doing great work. They remind me sometimes the best decision is to nap.
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Old 09-09-2016, 07:56 PM   #45
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"Great Stuff" is not at all metal friendly. Unless the metal is very well treated/painted it will rust it like crazy. You would be much better served using something like urethane based automotive seal sealant.
I totally agree. My buses privious owner used foam in a can😣 I will be learning sheet metal work before any other.

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Old 09-09-2016, 09:35 PM   #46
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:34 AM   #47
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Nice progress! Keep us updated.
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:39 AM   #48
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Back with another update! Unfortunately, Hurricane Matthew set us back a couple weeks because we had to evacuate and come home to clean up the mess. I hope any of you in coastal Southeast faired well after the storm. Now, let the conversion resume!

Framed up and started putting some panels on what will be the bed...


This will be the galley kitchen. We also began to install the water system...


Tankless water heater (Eccotemp L7), mounted...


Flojet water pump and in line strainer, mounted...


Ran the hot/cold water through the ceiling and over to the shower stall...


Framed out the shower stall...


Shower stall beginning to take shape...


Closet/pantry, plus extra insulation for the windows...


We still have a ways to go, of course, but it feels like we are finally getting somewhere. She is starting to look like something, if you know what I mean. On the immediate schedule is to finish framing and plumbing, then begin electrical and painting. I am really feeling intimidated by the electrical install upcoming. We have a couple friends who are electrically inclined and hoping they will be of some assistance. Thanks everyone, for checking in again and I hope you all have a great Halloween!
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Old 10-25-2016, 10:59 AM   #49
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This bus is turning out great! Is that blue plastic drum for fresh water, or grey water? The location is great. It's also nice that it's vertical to minimize slosh while driving.

I'm also going to install vinyl flooring. While the plywood floor is serving us well, it'd be nice to have something cleaner looking

For this type of flooring it makes perfectly good sense to roll it out through the entire bus and build on top of it. A) because it comes in big sheets and B) because it doesn't expand and contract with temperature and humidity. It'll be nice around the water pump and tank, too, since a leak will be fairly obvious without soaking through the floor layers. Very nice.
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Old 10-25-2016, 12:40 PM   #50
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This bus is turning out great! Is that blue plastic drum for fresh water, or grey water? The location is great. It's also nice that it's vertical to minimize slosh while driving.

I'm also going to install vinyl flooring. While the plywood floor is serving us well, it'd be nice to have something cleaner looking

For this type of flooring it makes perfectly good sense to roll it out through the entire bus and build on top of it. A) because it comes in big sheets and B) because it doesn't expand and contract with temperature and humidity. It'll be nice around the water pump and tank, too, since a leak will be fairly obvious without soaking through the floor layers. Very nice.
Thanks! Yes, the drum is our fresh water tank. We have another, smaller one that will be mounted under the bus for our grey water.
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