Originally Posted by ezbme
I will have about 20 windows for you to do when you come visit!
I think you need to add some glass blocks somewhere on your bus whether outside windows or on a wall inside.... let in "The Light"... I dunno, maybe too cheezy!
Haha...no way. I hated tint by the end of it. I like the idea of letting the light in. But I think I am too tired at this moment to think of how to do it. Here is a final pic of the windows all tinted.
It was a long day today. Got started on the wall framing. Got a lot more done than I was expecting actually. Here is the frame base plate. I went with 2x3's for my framing. Strong, but saves a bit of space. Actually didn't save any money tho. 2x4's were cheaper. I dont understand why tho.
Here is what the framing looks like. The tops are screwed into the cross beams of the ceiling. Used a simple framing bracket to attach it to the walls. Notched for the chair rail, and screwed into the base plate.
I am only using 8 of the 22 windows on the bus. The others I screwed shut up into the metal window frame and up into the wire chase to help keep them watertight and from rattling.
The windows that I am not using are getting thick black plastic foil taped over them for further sealing and block all light. From the outside all the windows will look the same because of the tint. Once the electrical is all run through the framework then I will be insulating all this area with R-Max.
The 8 windows I am using are getting full sashes on top and bottom. The top one is a simple 2x3 that is flush with the top window. You can also see some R-max insulation above these. Already installed it.
The bottom of the windows I am using got a 2x3 cross beam, but the window sets in and the 2x3 doesn't look nice. So I used a 1x4 as a sash that sits flush with the center of the window. Only the top half of those 8 window will be used. The bottom half of these will get the same black plastic and R-max as the 14 windows I am not using.
So there is my work for the day. Got about 2/3 of the bus walls framed. Past both wheel wells. Went great. Tomorrow I finish the framing then start building beds. Im tired.