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Old 07-25-2013, 10:02 PM   #81
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Thanks for posting your progress on the plumbing. Looks great! I'm coming up on that task as my next project and you have inspired me. I just recently returned all the PVC I had bought earlier at Home Depot and plan on using PEX instead for as much as I can of the system. I've seen several really nice looking PEX installations on this forum, so I'm looking forward to getting into it, especially now that I've seen another reminder of how easy it is to use. I'm also jazzed about the insulation on the hot water lines, I might even put some aluminum tape around mine for good measure, especially for any lines I am running outside. Onwards!
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:47 PM   #82
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Just thinking about it, maybe you can get something custom made for you to fit the exact curve and pitch of your roof. Here is a link of custom plastic company I pulled off web. I, in no way endorse or know anything about them, just kind of a place I thought looked like a good starting point.
http://www.laneplastics.com/custom-t...e-forming.html

I, uhh, also have a carpenter.... it's a '90 but I am sure that if it matches your roof it would match mine so please keep me looped on this one!!
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:34 AM   #83
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just before falling asleep last night I realized I could have gained 1 1/2 inches in headroom in my shower if I'd have cut the plywood and insulation out before installing the pan duh. of course that would have made for a very cold shower floor, I could have insulated that particular spot from underneath. This led me to lay awake for the next three hours trying to figure out how I could still pull it off. Nope, too much glue. Not unless I want to start from scratch on the shower walls. That ain't happening. gotta laugh. It'll be a stool in the shower like I said before. Add this one to the list of "what I would have done different".
Nope, not gonna go down like that, 1 1/2 inches of head room, a little bubble in the plywood top layer right where the shower controls are going (not to mention the plywood only being 1/4 inch) and the fact that 2 part epoxy doesn't stick to silicone (it's a mold release) leads us to redo the shower woulda is going to end up being coulda and eventually shoulda I'm afraid... gonna go with tongue and groove cedar boards instead I think. Demo is already done pics to follow after construction tomorrow.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:58 PM   #84
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Very nice job! Want to come to PA and help me? hahah

Curious, why did you take out the rubber flooring and the ply wood? You ended up replacing it anyway. Im just curious cause im starting my project soon and im considering doing it too.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:00 PM   #85
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Hey Mr. bbeenn88 in PA, I'm your neighbor in Maryland.

Most people take up the floor to 1) remove that school bus smell. It seems to be from the rubber. 2) to check for rust. All those wet boots and shoes and leaky windows.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:21 AM   #86
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Very nice job! Want to come to PA and help me? hahah

Curious, why did you take out the rubber flooring and the ply wood? You ended up replacing it anyway. Im just curious cause im starting my project soon and im considering doing it too.
Thanks a bunch! Mainly to check/paint and seal the metal and seat holes, and to install 3/4" of insulation.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #87
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wmkbailey hi neighbor!

eyedeal : thank you for the info.

did you glue the new plywood to the metal underneath?
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Most people take up the floor to 1) remove that school bus smell. It seems to be from the rubber. 2) to check for rust. All those wet boots and shoes and leaky windows.
Our rubber floor doesn't smell. And it is bare and sitting in an oven. I did mop it with a solution of laundry detergent and bleach... threw the mop away afterwards because it was black. I was just trying to clean it and kill any mildew. David slept on the floor in temps of 100F and up for over a week. He said it didn't smell then. Downside of living on the rubber is it makes the bottom of our bare feet black. I guess that makes David a Blackfoot also!

It washes off in the shower. Maybe what you guys are smelling resdual mildew. I would suggest anyone who keeps the rubber floor, mop it more than once to kill any bacteria or fungi before you cover it up.
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It washes off in the shower. Maybe what you guys are smelling resdual mildew. I would suggest anyone who keeps the rubber floor, mop it more than once to kill any bacteria or fungi before you cover it up.
With all those nice clean children ridding in the bus for the last 12 years, what bacteria or fungi?
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Our bus had soggy, river-soaked, white water rafters riding it before we got it.
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