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Old 11-28-2017, 02:15 PM   #21
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Looks like good work on the floor! I remember it being very satisfying to get that primer down! I used to have a Metro as well! 5 speed 3 cylinder. Growly little motor that would ping easily, but reliable and cheap to operate! It was my first car that didn't feel like it might give up the ghost at any moment!
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Old 11-28-2017, 05:43 PM   #22
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Looks like good work on the floor! I remember it being very satisfying to get that primer down! I used to have a Metro as well! 5 speed 3 cylinder. Growly little motor that would ping easily, but reliable and cheap to operate! It was my first car that didn't feel like it might give up the ghost at any moment!
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I had a friend that worked construction around me on the bases around NC and his name was/is David Degeorge? Haven't seen him in a few years?
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:18 PM   #23
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The primer is totally dry. I am thinking about using FlexSeal or something around those wheel wells just for extra protection against water. I do have a question about the subfloor. I was going to use 5/8 OSB, but everyone tells me plywood is the only way to go because of water. I thought that the OSB you get today is the primary choice in construction because it is actually sealed to protect from water except where you cut it.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:11 AM   #24
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David.

I keep wanting to ask this.

I had a friend that worked construction around me on the bases around NC and his name was/is David Degeorge? Haven't seen him in a few years?

If it is then you might recognize this signature?

MDRAMSEYAC.

Regardless what we have are projects that will never quite be completed but at least we know every aspect of what we have done.


Huh, I guess the world is big enough for several David Georges! I don't think I'm the same guy...


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Old 11-29-2017, 12:14 AM   #25
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I was going to use 5/8 OSB, but everyone tells me plywood is the only way to go because of water. I thought that the OSB you get today is the primary choice in construction because it is actually sealed to protect from water except where you cut it.
Few extra bucks for good plywood. Prime (paint) both sides while outside the bus. The $5 mistake cans by the mixing counter are good for this job.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:34 AM   #26
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I think someone used marine plywood several years ago.

Partical board, or OSB, is much better than it was years ago. Personally I don't use it because of the way it was made 40 years ago and its issues with water. Most of us don't want to take a chance on needing to do the floor again because we saved a couple bucks during the build. Marine ply was certainly more money than I wanted to spend. Regular ply was affordable.

I do spill water sometimes, then there's the condensation issue. Good normal plywood works out well.
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:59 AM   #27
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The primer is totally dry. I am thinking about using FlexSeal or something around those wheel wells just for extra protection against water. I do have a question about the subfloor. I was going to use 5/8 OSB, but everyone tells me plywood is the only way to go because of water. I thought that the OSB you get today is the primary choice in construction because it is actually sealed to protect from water except where you cut it.
Bus interiors sweat. I'd avoid the osb. ANd instead of "flex seal" try some seam sealer. "sealant" paints are just a band aid, I'd fix whatever leaks.
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My floor is all marine ply (thank goodness it's a shorty!). Between sweating and leaks, I'm a believer in trying to make the foundation as waterproof as possible before building a lot of stuff on top of it.
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My floor is all marine ply (thank goodness it's a shorty!). Between sweating and leaks, I'm a believer in trying to make the foundation as waterproof as possible before building a lot of stuff on top of it.
Me too. The good stuff is worth paying for.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:42 AM   #30
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The problem I am faced with is I am 6' tall and the ceiling is 6' 2" tall. I want to insulate, but not concerned with a lot of insulation. Thinking thin foam board under 5/8 or 3/4 plywood, but not sure what to use as the main floor surface. Been searching the boards here for a week.
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