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Old 04-12-2014, 01:04 PM   #11
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Qwik Question --- does that "High Heat Furnace Cement" have a temperature rating? I work with cement media day in, day out and very few can, pardon the expression...take the heat. And my understanding of rocket stoves is that they get VERY hot in the "rocket" portion.

Very cool project. Hope it works out well as rocket stoves are very efficient.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:25 PM   #12
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welcome, theres lots to see and learn here, ask lots, and show us pictures
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:30 PM   #13
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What engine and transmission are in your bus?
Engine: Navistar V8 7.3 Ltr. (Don't know what transmission it has... 4 Spd Automatic [R][N][D][3][2][1] )

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Old 04-12-2014, 03:30 PM   #14
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Gotta love those old Irrationals! --- More pix!
Agree!! LOL

More pics to come soon!!
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:32 PM   #15
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Yeah!!! Pure excitement pouring out our pores!! Thank you for the warm welcome!
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your going to love that cruise control, I have the same set as yours, the cruise is also a fast idle used for when its cold out, just push it once when the bus is running and parked and the engine will rec to approx. 1250 rpm which is recomended in cold weather start up which I don't think you have to worry about
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WOW!!! We had no idea this could be done!!! Learning more already!!! Thank you very much!!! We did it this morning and the warming time was reduced drastically!
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Qwik Question --- does that "High Heat Furnace Cement" have a temperature rating? I work with cement media day in, day out and very few can, pardon the expression...take the heat. And my understanding of rocket stoves is that they get VERY hot in the "rocket" portion.

Very cool project. Hope it works out well as rocket stoves are very efficient.
Oatey 1/2-Gal. Furnace/Stove Cement (link) at Home Depot

Product Description:
Ideal for the installation and service of furnaces and oil burners
Creates a smoke and air-tight seal
Can withstand temperatures up to 2,000 F
Effectively bonds 1/8'' wide metal-to-metal and metal-to-masonry joints
Pre-mixed for convenient application
Suitable for use on cast iron, steel, and firebrick
Entirely free of toxic fumes
Solvent: water
Cement Type: silicate
Consistency: smooth paste
Dry Time: 1 hour
Heat Cure Temperature: 500 F
Color: black
Shelf Life: about 18 months from date of shipment



Thank you very much for the good wishes!!
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Re: La Casita Bus Conversion

Here, we are in the loading dock of Restore Habitat For Humanity in Pennsauken, NJ



We happened to have found enough foam boards for our insulation at a really nice price!





R9.8 / 1.5"



We decided to insulate WITHIN the walls, instead of framing and insulating on top of the walls...

In order to remove the metal wall covers, we needed to remove the windows. The wall covers have a lip that goes under the window's metal base, and is secured with screws from the top.



We decided to implement the "production line" approach...
1) Remove all the windows
2) Remove all the screws securing the metal wall covers
3) Remove all metal wall covers
4) Remove old insulation





Almost all insulation has been removed at this point. Because we have driven the bus continuously to get materials, deliver seats, and store old subfloor panels, we have had not removed the only bench seat left. It still needs to be removed in order to remove the metal wall cover, and remove the insulation.

Notice the emergency windows??? While reinstalling them, we decided to relocate them...



And now... we have barn style windows in our future living room!!!



Cutting insulation with the cordless circular saw



We wanted to apply a layer of weather barrier to block moisture in the future from passing on to the insulation... however, the insulation pockets are to narrow to install it the traditional way.

So, we "gift-wrapped" the pre-cut insulation panels in DuPont Tyvek HomeWrap in order to protect our insulation. At least its something more than having nothing installed, right!





The foam boards were cut in half, or at least 14" from the top, for it to be easier to install, and not shatter it in our hands if forced in.









We reinstalled the wall metal covers, but only secured it in each corner... even though we finish with this phase, we found a little surface rust inside some of the wall openings, and we want to treat it with the rust converter as well



That's all for now!!

Next Phase: Ceiling Insulation!!!

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