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Old 08-26-2005, 12:51 AM   #1
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Looks like you got a good bus and the 10MPG is sure nice with the price of fuel these days. Can't wait to see more pictures.
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:00 AM   #2
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Pablo, It's more of a giant lean-to than a barn. The entire southern end is wide open. I'm just gonna paint roll mine. I don't mind a textured finish. Like this guys - http://www.vonslatt.com/bus-paint.shtml . And I'm hoping the ceramic additive helps keep the inside a few degrees cooler in the summer. 102 today, sheese!
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Old 01-23-2006, 10:20 AM   #3
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The interior buildout has begun. We have an April 2006 deadline for being 'on the road'. Wish me luck!

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Old 01-23-2006, 08:13 PM   #4
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I looked at your work, nice so far....but a question....

When you ran the wiring down through/from the chases (the pics show where they hang down), did you use grommets where the wire runs through the sheetmetal? Better safe than sorry, it's just that I couldn't see any there.
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:54 PM   #5
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What kind of glue did you use for the carpet on the walls? How well is it holding?
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:45 AM   #6
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Wire grommets, strain reliefs

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Ryan, I haven't put anything like grommets in place yet, but I fully plan to. The last thing I need is to have wires rubbing through and shorting out the system.
OK, good. If you haven't used those rubber grommets before, you may find them easier to install if you put the grommet in FIRST, then slide the cord through it. The grommet MUST be a snug fit in the hole, or it's worse than useless.

Just as a second thought if you had the appropriately sized hole you could use an NM 3/8 clamp, just like they use for outlet boxes, etc. Would guarantee the wire doesn't slide through and put a strain on a connection/wire nuts etc.

BTW, the toothed trowel is there to guarantee that the carpet gets some adhesive to hold onto (forms high spots).....I've seen jobs where the installer used tons of adhesive and still never managed to get the carpet/tile to stick...good work!
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Old 01-25-2006, 12:38 AM   #7
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Keep the pictures and details coming - very nice!
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:54 AM   #8
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Nice progress!

What are you going to use to cover the dinettes?

I have been looking at these https://www.rvsurplussalvage.com/catalo ... gory_id=26

Or building my own frames and using these
https://www.rvsurplussalvage.com/catalo ... uct_id=487
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Old 04-28-2006, 07:20 AM   #9
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Yes nice conversion thanks for sharing the pics with us, where is your first trip going to be?
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:07 PM   #10
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