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Old 12-07-2014, 11:00 PM   #131
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It worked out in the end, but having a professional do the job would have cost about the same and been a better install.
This pretty much sums up my thoughts on insulation. It worked, but I don't recommend DIY after hearing some of the quotes people have gotten. Having to heat the tanks up sucks. Paying for shipping sucks. Trimming the excess sucks, and watching the excess collect in bags sucks, when you realize that you paid top dollar to literally short-change yourself by substituting your own lack of experience and skill for professional work. I have been humbled in many ways since starting this project, but one of the biggest things I've learned is that outsourcing isn't always bad or wrong.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:06 AM   #132
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Outsourcing is not a bad thing if the outsourcing can be done at less expense, particularly if the cost is close to what the materials will cost for you to do the job.

Paying for an expert to do something better at less expense is never a bad thing. Plus, if you can watch what they do you may learn enough to be able to do it yourself later or have your fears validated that one should jot attempt certain things.

I have found that unless you really know what you are doing and have the tools to do it many times it is better to pay someone else to do the job. Many times the professional will also give a warranty on their work and materials so if something fails you are not out the expense a second time.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:30 AM   #133
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In the end, neither of us liked this pattern or this color. So we're painting over it and trying something different.


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Still lots to do in the bedrooms next weekend. Stay tuned!
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Old 12-09-2014, 07:54 AM   #134
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Looking good! I don't understand the slats on the bed, though.. What are they for?
Your the first person that I've noticed on here using crown molding in a bus! I never even thought of it.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:12 PM   #135
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Hi again,

I've noticed that you kept the original windows which I plan to do too, I like the bus look. I have my seats out and side panels down and was ready to start on the floor but noticed that I have some leakage from a couple of windows. Did you re-seal your windows? From what I'm seeing Henry 212 seems to be a good product for this purpose. Problem is that it's cold now here in CT and they advise application at 40F or higher and I'm impatient. Advise is always welcome.

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Old 12-09-2014, 12:51 PM   #136
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Hi again,

I've noticed that you kept the original windows which I plan to do too, I like the bus look. I have my seats out and side panels down and was ready to start on the floor but noticed that I have some leakage from a couple of windows. Did you re-seal your windows? From what I'm seeing Henry 212 seems to be a good product for this purpose. Problem is that it's cold now here in CT and they advise application at 40F or higher and I'm impatient. Advise is always welcome.

Thanks,
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I've said it before, but the solution is Supra Expert (if you can get your hands on it). As long as the tube is kept warm so it can flow, it can be applied down to -30C (-22F). Data sheet
It doesn't "tool" well, though. You pretty much have to get the application of it correct and beautiful the first time. Using a finger to smooth it out doesn't work well.
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:00 PM   #137
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Thanks Jazty, I'll scout around and see if I can find some.
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:09 PM   #138
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Looking good! I don't understand the slats on the bed, though.. What are they for?
Your the first person that I've noticed on here using crown molding in a bus! I never even thought of it.
Thanks ...the slats are just for a little extra give. Originally, my wife was concerned about mold/mildew problems having a mattress directly on a flat surface, because of a bad experience with a mattress on a concrete floor. We debated whether it was necessary, did some research, and ended up going with slats just to be safe. I don't think it matters for mold, but it does make a noticeable difference comfort-wise.

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Hi again,

I've noticed that you kept the original windows which I plan to do too, I like the bus look. I have my seats out and side panels down and was ready to start on the floor but noticed that I have some leakage from a couple of windows. Did you re-seal your windows? From what I'm seeing Henry 212 seems to be a good product for this purpose. Problem is that it's cold now here in CT and they advise application at 40F or higher and I'm impatient. Advise is always welcome.

Thanks,
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Wish I could help, but none of my windows leak. A couple seams in the sheet metal DO leak. Blue tarp for now!
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The folding desks are Ikea norbo, and rationell drawers are from now-defunct akurum kitchen series. Ikea decided to transition to their new (and incompatible) "sektion" kitchen system just in time for us to be finished installing the old one. I don't know how to feel about this yet, but it isn't good.

We also laid down some "grass" carpet in the kids' bunks, although it looks more like we installed a couple pool tables instead. The whole deep green and walnut theme makes the kids' room look a bit like a lawyer's office, so we're hoping some stark white trim and all the kids' stuff will brighten things up. This is about the point at which we started getting worried things were becoming too dark and made some changes to our plan.

We also noticed some areas in the bathroom where the spray foam hadn't stuck completely to the metal, and heavy condensation was building up in the gap. We were going to haggle TigerFoam for some replacement foam, but gave up under the enormous pressure to continue construction, and decided to fill it with some Great Stuff. (worked just fine)
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