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Old 10-16-2016, 09:06 PM   #11
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Looking good. That is a lot of work (and I am ADHD, wanted to get on with the other stuff), looks like it is going great now. I admire anyone that goes to that much work and gets it done.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:18 AM   #12
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[QUOTE=New2Skool;167090]Gents and possible ladies.
First, thank you all for the help.
Second, I claim victory to this round of skoolie battles.

I tried cardboard and had a hard time but, thin paper not much unlike butcher paper worked perfectly.

Mudda, first thank you for responding. I have watched your videos up to the lift series. Naturally, I should have paid closer attention to newer videos. For that, I am sorry and thank you for the work you do and videos you make. You do great work and have helped me along the way more than you could know.

Here are the end results.
The next step is to find a window to put in the opening.
Thanks again.
I added more structural bracing as well. I am going to double up and over lap a few sheets on the interior as well to try replicate the original design.

It looks like you figured it out nicely....good job!

Thanks for watching my videos...I'm glad they proved useful with your project. It's really cool to see so many folks now, using my method of raising the roof. It was the simplest most effective tooling I could think of that the average do-it-yourselfer could easily fabricate at home.

Way to go man....keep up the good work!
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:42 PM   #13
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Very nice! I love the roof raises and I will use all the ideas when it comes time for mine.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:23 PM   #14
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Rejoice victory! good job!
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Old 11-20-2016, 04:06 PM   #15
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Smile New question - Insulation

Hello Folks,
I live in Northern Minnesota and am approaching the interior construction of my skoolie.
Now, I plan on putting 2 inches of polystyrene on the floor.
Is that going to be enough?
We face 80-90 degrees in summer and negative 20 to 30 degrees with wind chill in winter.
Naturally I don't want to put an R20 rating on the floor and have 8 inches of insulation difference.
So, is 2 inches enough?

I am going to spray foam the walls and roof to roughly 3 inches in about a month during Christmas break. I am not worried about the walls and roof with spray foam, the floor is what concerns me the most.

Give me advise please and thank you.
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:54 PM   #16
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When I was doing my insulation I was advised by someone who lives in cold climates that floor and ceiling insulation are more important than wall insulation... I did 3.5" of insulation in my floor and 3 everywhere else... My floor still gets chilly when the wood stove cools down overnight... Since you did a 16" raise there really is no reason not to double your planned floor insulation.
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Old 11-23-2016, 07:17 PM   #17
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Ok, I can do that.
I would rather have too much than not enough.
Now, this brings me to another question or two.

First, How would I tie in the staircase with insulation of the same thickness? Under the body I am guessing.

Second, How would I transition the interior floor level to the first step of the stairs?

If the steps are eight inches, how do I avoid having the last being 12 inches?

Thank you
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Old 11-24-2016, 12:48 AM   #18
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Have you considered spraying. When I researched it it was 6 or 7 R rated for ever inch and foam and glass was not even close. Seems like up north you guys could really use the most.
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:14 AM   #19
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I plan to spray the walls and roof.
The flooring, I don't know if I can given my size and caliber so to speak haha.
I can add rigid foam on the floor as thick as want but, I am concerned with the steps and transition from the steps to floor and floor level to insulated floor level.

I cant visualize that yet.
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Old 11-24-2016, 04:07 PM   #20
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That's one advantage my floor plan will give me...... since I will have a mud room right in the very front by the driver's seat, and I don't particularly care if the floor is insulated there as the front wall separating it from the rest of the living space will be insulated, my floor insulation will start there so I just walk in, up the steps, then it's a small step up to the living space, or maybe fasten a small transition plate so it's a ramp rather than a step.
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