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Old 04-07-2010, 11:50 AM   #81
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Mountains? I live within view of the Canadian Rockies!!! One of my favorite places to go camping.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:03 PM   #82
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ouch srry to hear about the wrist....
Well, after getting some x-rays today, I found out it is not visibly broken. Thank goodness! But I damaged a bunch of tendons and bruised the end of my ulnar bone. It looks like a mess, all bruised up with a rainbow of black, blue, and red. I would post a pic, but I can't seem to focus the camera with my left hand. Might get the wife to take a pic later if I can stand to unwrap it long enough to do so.

As for today's progress, I picked up the roof vent that I found in the local classifieds. It is one of the new Ventline vents with the wedge shaped lid. I almost hate to cover it up with the Maxxair cover. Maybe I will find another vent to use with the cover and install the Ventline without a cover for now.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:13 AM   #83
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thats good to here a break would set u back quite a bit
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:17 PM   #84
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Here is where I mounted the switch for the porch light. I have considered adding a second switch for the stairwell light as well...
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:26 PM   #85
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I could not have picked a worse day to put in my roof vent....well, almost. This morning I took the vent, measured and marked the ceiling where it was going to go. Then I drilled the four corners through both layers into the great outdoors! I used a pneumatic reciprocating saw to cut out the 14x14 square from the roof. As I was doing this I noticed that the wind was getting stronger and stronger. When it came time to get on the roof to screw it down, I found that the guy that I borrowed the ladder from had come and taken it back. So, after trying to get onto the roof from on top of the hood with a half-broken arm, I gave up and decided to go borrow another ladder. I tied a big hammer to a string and hung it from the vent to hold it in place while I went to get the ladder. By the time I got the ladder set up and was up on the roof, the wind was gusting over 60mph and I felt like I was going to be blown away! Nothing like installing a roof vent in a hurricane!!! Well, all went good, vent is in and looks great! I am not going to install the cover until a calmer day.



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Old 04-08-2010, 09:56 PM   #86
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What's the little pancake fan (2nd pic) for? Personal A/C? You didn't see an old witch riding a bicycle while you were on the roof did you??

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That fan is the previous owner's method of circulating the hot air that collects in the 'dome' roof of the bus. There is 5 of those little things on the roof! I think my method will work better.

I didn't see a witch, but I sure have been having a lot of power surges and brownouts due to the high winds! I am almost to the point of unplugging a bunch of equipment in the house. There are wind warnings in effect here....and I was on the roof of my bus installing a vent!
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Today I convinced my brother to help me build a scaffold so that I could continue sanding and priming the bus. We used 2x4s for the legs and 2x6s for the deck. It is 48" tall (plus 1.5" for the deck surface) and allows me to reach from the bottom of the windows to about 1/3 of the way across the roof. I can't believe how much easier this is than using a ladder! It will also come in very handy when the time comes to hoist an A/C unit to the roof. Here's the pics...
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looks like that scaffold will make it a heck of allot easier!!
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looks like that scaffold will make it a heck of allot easier!!
I sure wish I had thought of this earlier! Why hasn't anyone else on here mentioned building one to work on their bus, it is SOOOOO much easier to work on the sides of the roof. No more balancing upside-down on top of the roof, or leaning over a ladder just to sand the sides up top.
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With our 'winter storm' happening I haven't been able to do much on the bus. I did a little work under the hood, cleaning up some of the 'extra' parts that aren't needed such as the emissions air pump, vacuum lines that used to operate the stop sign, and other various things. I did, however, score a pair of swivel seat pedestals from the local classifieds for only $20!!! The ad stated that they wanted $30, of course I thought that was for the pair so I offered $20. It turns out they wanted $30 each, but since I drove across the city during a blizzard they let me take them both for $20. Here's the pics...
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