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Old 02-02-2010, 10:09 AM   #81
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Smitty,
Everything looks like it's going great...very impressive on the roof raise and lucky you to get the "extra help" for the flooring...enjoy the beer and pizza
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:35 AM   #82
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Smitty, what do you mean about leaving cupboard doors open because of condesation. And how do you vent them?

Bus is getting there smitty,

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Old 02-02-2010, 10:52 AM   #83
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Smitty - the floor looks good. With the extra insulation, is the floor bouncy?
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:58 PM   #84
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Smitty,

Thanks for the condensation explanation. I won't be using regular kitchen cabinets I want more of a furniture look.
But appreciate your info.

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Old 02-03-2010, 12:41 PM   #85
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I was thinking the same thing. Utah is a beautiful state Smitty
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:22 PM   #86
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Smitty windows look great.

I am planning on using house windows in my bus. thinking I will just frame the wall for the window size. I've installed windows in houses before, but when I get close to doing them on the bus I will be giving you a shout.

Hope all else is well,

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Old 02-06-2010, 10:42 PM   #87
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Smitty,
House windows are designed with eves in mind. Since there are no eves on the roof of your bus, how are you going to prevent water seepage at the window flanges? I also didn't see any flashing. When it rains, water will run off the roof right onto the window flanges. I'm interested to know what your plan is to keep the windows watertight even with the flexing and bumping that the bus will go through. RV windows are designed to be mounted in such a way that there's a little give when the frame flexes. There is a weep hole at the bottom of the outside half of the frame to that even if water seeps in at the outer flange, it will "weep" out at the weep hole. One other point: I hope you bought windows with tempered glass that won't break into dangerous shards in the event of an accident.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:46 AM   #88
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Smitty....floor looks great, and I love the windows. When I redo mine in a couple years, I am stealing your window idea. Love it.
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But smitty, you never know when a car hits a ramp, jumps 7 feet in the air, and the corner of the bumper will catch a window just right, and sends a giant icicle shaped glass shard into your neck while driving. It could happen.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:58 PM   #90
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Just my two cents. I sold windows for about 4 years and the windows you buy now are all double paned so the chances of both windows breaking together is not great, unless pressure is aplied from either the sides or top to bottom. Having said that I have been trying to figure out a way to have outer shutters that I can close when I am on the road.

Just my humble opinion for what its worth.

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