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Old 08-14-2013, 08:23 AM   #41
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Also, I don't know what kind of welder you have, but if it is a wirefeed, try using fluxcore wire. You don't need gas and it works MUCH better in wind.
When getting my welder I was told the same thing, unless you weld inside out of the wind get fluxcore. It works well for me. I was also told to stay away from welding galvanized. The steel under my windows was galvanized, I wasn't able to re-use it

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Old 08-14-2013, 08:35 AM   #42
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Yup, same And it really is no joke. Yes, I have ignored it in the past...and gotten sick to the point of almost throwing up. Lesson learned!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #43
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Re: Our New Home

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the back windows blockedout, now what to cover it, wood don't work so well, mabe illhave someone weld it, or fiberglass...
I think it was Lorna that glued thin sheet metal onto the plywood and then attached and caulked it in to the window space. It may be too late for you to do that, or not, but I thought I'd throw that idea out there. You would likely have to remove the plywood, glue on the sheet metal, then re-install. You could try to do it in place, but it would be much better to have the window frame overlap the sheet metal.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:30 PM   #44
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Why weld? Your bus is held together with ribbets, I mean rivets. Use the same to skin your windows.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #45
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well long time no post no net in the toolies yet the bus is coming along it will never be done the toilet and dinks are in and gunctional no hot watercheater so at leady we can drop a load novholding tank so its hard lined to the septic it made the trip to north carolina just fine 7.5 average loaded with our crap and towing our minivan about 1500 miles not a drop of oil used which ivwad shocked by that considering how black our white van got. but weve been living in it now since the end of august i dont mind it at all some finishing touches will make it our homr. till then its a roof a place to sleep eat n poo so the basics are covered nc is expensive to live so our $450 dollar lot rent with trash water electric n cable included we can start stashing for a plot of land.
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