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Old 10-15-2012, 08:46 PM   #11
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Nice work! Keep it up.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:09 AM   #12
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Very nice... Welcome from the Graham area...

After seeing how you tackled the wood stove, I can't wait to see what else you come up with...
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:18 PM   #13
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Love the stone work. Very nice. Keep it up!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:27 PM   #14
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Thank you everyone for the encouraging comments, we're very excited to be moving forward with our dream. We're from the Kelso/Longview area, basically the section of I-5 directly west of Mt St Helens. This last week was fairly nasty out but we managed to get the stove install finished up before the rain and wind hit. We're still waiting on the chimney cap to come in (tomorrow) but it's fully functional, it definitely makes working in the bus a pleasure. Next we'll be turning our attention to some wall construction...



...had no idea this support was here, love when we buck Murphy's Law



...the roof supports made for a sturdy box installation, we added wood framing between the sheet metal in the two openings...



...24 inch stick of double wall insulated, once we add a cap on the pipe it takes us to 11' - 8". We were a bit worried it wouldn't be tall enough to create an adequate draft but that wasn't the case...



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Old 10-17-2012, 09:44 PM   #15
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Beautiful! I don't know what you do for a living but if it isn't this you have missed your calling.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:48 PM   #16
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your stove installation looks great! I'm not too far from you. my bus and i are in Lacey Washington. I want to pit a stove in mine as well. i know what you mean about the bad weather. it made installing my window skins a challenge.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #17
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You are doing a great job on the bus, hope to see more build pics as you go. gives me more ideals to do mine,lol
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:37 PM   #18
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Hey, new to skoolie and about ready to start my first project!
I wanted to know how tall the inside of the bus is along the centre of the roof before you ripped the floor out and after ripping the floor out. How much you think one could gain by ripping all the layers off? I've got some tall friends haha
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:20 PM   #19
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your stove installation looks great! I'm not too far from you. my bus and i are in Lacey Washington. I want to pit a stove in mine as well. i know what you mean about the bad weather. it made installing my window skins a challenge.
I highly recommend it, nothing like a good fire to warm the spirits Your bus is looking great too, we'll definitely have to hook up a WA state skoolie rendezvous this spring...
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:24 PM   #20
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Hey, new to skoolie and about ready to start my first project!
I wanted to know how tall the inside of the bus is along the centre of the roof before you ripped the floor out and after ripping the floor out. How much you think one could gain by ripping all the layers off? I've got some tall friends haha
Cheers,
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After removing the rubber and plywood it was roughly 6'-8"....after adding 3/4" insulation and 3/4" plywood we're at 6'-5"....subtract another 1/2" for cork flooring and we're at a final head height of 6'-4 1/2 (this is our first project as well)
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