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Old 01-14-2019, 04:08 PM   #111
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Looking awesome!!

Can you tell us more about the material and where you found it?

Thanks.
The material is Knotty Pine beaded planks from Home Depot
https://www.homedepot.com/p/8-ft-x-4...EPOT/202536000

I used 3/4" self drilling stainless wafer head screws:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:09 PM   #112
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The material is Knotty Pine beaded planks from Home Depot
https://www.homedepot.com/p/8-ft-x-4...EPOT/202536000

I used 3/4" self drilling stainless wafer head screws:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thank you!!

That is one of the best looking ceilings I have seen so far.

I am likely to borrow your method & material.
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Some additional notes:

- I think if I had to do it over, I would start with the "special" piece in the middle (tongues on both sides) and work out from the center of the ceiling down.. the hard part is figuring out how big that center piece should be to not wind up with tiny chunks at the bottom.

- Installing the strip lights required some thought.. I cut out a 1" part of the groove side of the plank to fit the lighting strips, then cut back the rear of each end of that slot to allow for the wires. I then glued small pieces of sheet metal (2" x 3") to the back side of the plank at the center and near each end of the cutout to give me a place to screw the clips that hold the aluminum channel that holds the lighting strip. This metal also extends slightly beyond the edge of the plank to act as additional support for the next plank (since there isn't a tongue and groove match any more where the light strip is.. An alternative would have been to cut the slot in the middle of the plank, but I figured that might weaken the plank too much.

- Even though I was using self drilling screws, I found it easier to pre-drill for each screw location.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:32 AM   #114
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Amazing Bus. Congrats! I'm sure jelly of your solar!!!
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Amazing Bus. Congrats! I'm sure jelly of your solar!!!
Thanks, It's a bit of work..
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Old 01-25-2019, 07:11 PM   #116
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Inside wall panels

Panels (1/4" birch plywood) are done for the inside walls. Nailed to the slats and studs using 3/4" brad nails. Then everything masked and the panels sprayed with water based satin polyurethane (General Finishes High Performance Water Based finish). I really like this poly since it's extremely stable over time and doesn't really separate, even after a year or so.

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Old 01-29-2019, 02:54 PM   #117
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Duct

I wanted air circulation in the bus so I'm installing a duct that goes from the bedroom to the front of the bus on the driver's side. Only issue is that the bathroom is there and I didn't want the duct to interfere... So, I've fabricated a shallow (1-1/2" x 5") duct that fits in the wall, and two rectangular to round offset adapters on each end.

Here's the duct installed:


Did the design in autodesk Inventor using their "sheet Metal" option that lets you do a 3D design and then it flattens it to a pattern..

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Bending it on the mag Brake:


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Old 06-13-2019, 05:57 PM   #118
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I've started on the ceiling. it's Tongue and Groove knotty pine bead board..

Got some of it done so far:



I stopped here so I could do this !!:



I have heating and cooling and dehumidifying !!! and it all works..
I really wanted to see if the Solar could keep up with "normal" heating and cooling activities.. The unit draws about 800W when running flat out, but it's an inverter unit so it draws only what it needs.

Key things I like:
1. It's really quiet, both inside and outside.
2. SEER 22 efficient

I'll post energy results.. it's fairly mild here right now. in the 50s at night and upper 60s, lower 70s during the day.. we have a few hot days coming (90s) it'll be a good test..
What did you use for ceiling insulation, is that Reflectix?

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What did you use for ceiling insulation, is that Reflectix?

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Yes, I think if I did it again, I'd just use an inch of foam.
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