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Old 04-19-2014, 05:51 PM   #31
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My visual reference post was actually in response to Nat's link for the roofing question I had, but I didn't quote him in my response, my bad. Every single step and visual reference you've been posting of your build I am still just as grateful for!

Thanks for all the great responses, I did miss the photo that shows the insulation going to the floor, so thanks for that.

I will continue looking at insulation options, but I definitely appreciate you sharing the best you've found for Canadians!

Keep up the great build and topic!
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:44 AM   #32
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Every single step and visual reference you've been posting of your build I am still just as grateful for!

Thanks for all the great responses, I did miss the photo that shows the insulation going to the floor, so thanks for that.

I will continue looking at insulation options, but I definitely appreciate you sharing the best you've found for Canadians!

Keep up the great build and topic!
As we said before, we are glad to be of help!

Thank you for appreciating it!
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:38 PM   #33
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Look at the difference between the new headlamp, and the old one!!




This was the condition of the best of the two headlamp nests! The other one was just rust pieces all over the cavity!




Marked difference between new & old!




We got new headlamps & headlight bulbs!!! We are loving this conversion!!!







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Old 04-21-2014, 03:07 PM   #34
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We bought a garden pressure pump to apply the rust converter without knowing that the chemical was going to be as thick as diluted paint. We thought it was going to be a thin liquid substance. It will clog all the sprayer tips, and will only work for spaces in where you cannot reach with a paint roll or paint brush.




Any way, we managed to apply it to the ceiling and walls. And it seems to work as advertised. It only works on rusted metal, and the good metal its just covered with the thick substance, which could help in "sealing" or preventing further rust to forming.

Here is the before & after:





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Yaaaaayyyyy!!!!
Window film rolls arrived!!!!
We will soon have visual privacy without needing curtains!!!




Window scraping!
Preparing the surface to install the window film!!!




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As materials become available (mostly through snail mail), & we have good weather, we multi-task and carry on with multiple projects at the same time! Insulation, rust treatment, headlights, window preparation for the privacy film, etc, etc...

Here, we are going back to insulation... This time, we measured, cut and test fitted ceiling insulation, then cut all the insulation that we could.




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Unlike a regular house build, which the frame and walls are usually wood, there is no traditional way to install the weather barrier material to the bus metal ceiling. So, we bought spray adhesive to adhere the Tyvek weather barrier to the ceiling, and seal the overlaps in the material.



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Since the garden pressure sprayer did not worked out the way we expected when applying the rust converter, we bough high density foam rollers to apply it onto the floor.



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It is really easy to wind up with "adhesive" everywhere using a rattlecan. In fact...it's almost impossible not to since it needs to go on both surfaces. Not to mention the fumes are quite toxic. Personally, I'd go with old fashioned Contact adhesive & a small roller. Only occasional drips to deal with instead of a sticky mist that is uncontrollable and decidedly not breathable.

And though it may be a little late now, for rust converter...I use a little $19.00 siphon sprayer called a "Critter Sprayer". I use it regularly to apply rust converter to all the rebar in my cement work. Crank the compressor up to about 90 psi and it goes into every nook & cranny like gangbusters.
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Personally, I'd go with old fashioned Contact adhesive & a small roller.

I use a little $19.00 siphon sprayer called a "Critter Sprayer".
Thank you very much for your suggestions. Will definetelly take them into consideration for future tasks!
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