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Old 12-01-2014, 06:14 AM   #141
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

I just yesterday got out the last of the side panels. I got a better chisel bit for the air hammer and have been very happy with the results.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:48 PM   #142
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Side walls down, insulation dry, no critter and nothing growing. Wondering if I really should take the ceiling panels down?



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If you don't care about insulating them further, then I don't see any reason to remove 'em! The question is: how serious are you about keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter? You may want to improve upon the factory insulation by removing the panels and insulating further, or insulating over the panels as they exist right now..
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Thanks Jazty,
I bought the magic crystals (ceramic) to put in the paint for the roof
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Thanks Jazty,
I bought the magic crystals (ceramic) to put in the paint for the roof
Ooohh... I've got something to say about those! http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtop...5&hilit=+paint

White paint bounces the sun's radiation and with the beads acts as a sort of heat-sink, but isn't an insulator. As in, ain't worth a hoot for anything but a sunny day...

Actually, I take it back! In fact, I have some NASA saw-dust I've been meaning to offload. Can we start the bidding?
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Hi,
I've seen some different methods of floor insulation, some folks simply install plywood over insulation board and others do some framing to support the plywood above the plywood. I would appreciate your thoughts
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were the side panels spot welded? I see the trim still intact.
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I've seen some different methods of floor insulation, some folks simply install plywood over insulation board and others do some framing to support the plywood above the plywood. I would appreciate your thoughts
I put plywood directly over 2" XPS foam board and it is doing well. No soft spots. To make this method work you need to pay attention to two things:
One, use XPS foam board, not the white beaded or foil faced poly-iso stuff. Both of those crush to easily, in my opinion. If you're concerned about compression you can use the higher PSI foam board. It comes in 15 psi, 30 psi and up. I used 15psi for the floor (tongue and groove Foamular 150) and it is holding strong. For my shower pan I used 30psi (Foamular c-300) since my body weight won't be as widely spread - a tile or two vs a 4'x8' piece of plywood spreading the weight. For reference, the foam shower pan kits that Schluter sells are 42psi.
Second, make sure you use a sufficiently thick plywood. I used 5/8" and that's the minimum I'd consider. 3/4" would probably be best. Again, you want to spread the weight out as much as possible so as not to crush the foam over time.

I used Tapcon style concrete screws and PL Premium adhesive to hold everything together.

These screws required pre-drilling which made the task arduous, but they're freaky strong and affordable. Very pleased with how it worked out.
I tried using PL 300 foamboard adhesive, but hated it. I was working in cold conditions and it wouldn't initially tack to the foamboard. After struggling with that glue for a while I did a test with PL Premium. It worked MUCH better, despite what the aisle jockeys at Home Depot may tell you. I installed the sub-floor 1.5 years ago. Recently I cut a good sized chunk out to deal with the shower pan and found the glue to be holding exceptionally well... I had to rip the foam out in little chunks and wire-wheel the rest off of the steel floor.
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Thanks so much Jazty
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Hi All,

During recent rains I discovered that I have a couple of leaky windows, looks like the leaks are along the bottoms. I would guess the windows would need to come out and apply sealant around the flange. Advice as always is very welcome. It's usually in 30's or 40's this time of year so I'll need to use something that will set up at these temps. I'm hesitant to take the rubber floor up until the leaks are cured. The windows in the Neb appear to be held in by screws with large round sheet metal washers.

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