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Old 03-21-2016, 11:10 AM   #51
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FreedomPanda - did you build a steel floor, or just rebuild a new wood floor? Seems like if the old floor lasted 40 years, then it's not a bad technique? But what would the downsides be to a wooden floor without the steel under it? You could still put 2" of insulation on it, and then your finished floor on top of that, correct?
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Best be marine grade plywood if it is to last more than a year or two.
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stuff like this







https://www.marine-plywood.us/mahogany_okoume.htm

http://plywood.boatbuildercentral.com/help.php
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:11 PM   #54
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Best be marine grade plywood if it is to last more than a year or two.
I'm assuming that's what Gillig would have put in?
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Out of curiosity, is marine plywood fireproof?

I was familiar with fireproof plywoods but less with marine grade ones.
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Oh! I was going to share what my cost was for the 20g steel for my bus...I spent $275, which included the cutting.
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:34 PM   #57
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Getting this rubber flooring off the plywood is a pain, but it looks like I'll be able to reuse a lot of the wood. Only deterioration I've found was around the passenger side front wheel well. The rest seems solid!
What was the best technique for getting the rubber flooring off?
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Years ago I borrowed a neighbors shingle spade and it worked like a champ. As the name implies, they are made for removing roofing shingles but it was great at getting under the old rubber. Note...mine was not glued down that heavily.
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Mine wasn't even glued down really at all. It was super easy to get out.
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What was the best technique for getting the rubber flooring off?
I went to Lowe's and bought a floor scraper. It's a long handled tool with a sharp, replaceable blade on the end. It's time consuming, but productive. The rubber in Delores is stuck pretty good; makes me wish I knew what they'd used to make it stick in the first place!
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