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Old 10-22-2015, 07:54 PM   #11
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I have just about 3" in my floor plus a 1/2" air gap under my radiant barrier. I live in denver. I would definitely do 4" in the floor too. Make sure you use poly iso foam board as it has double the r value per inch of the white, tiny ball style stuff. You raised the roof for a reason! Cold floors suck and the ceiling and floor are more important than the walls.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:52 PM   #12
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Happy to see another roof raise.

Good job on the bolting.

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Old 10-27-2015, 03:08 PM   #13
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ugh... just got all the sheet metal to skin the bus today... 900 bucks later and I'm home with enough to get it enclosed before the cold weather hits. I went ahead and did 16 gauge sheet, and since the bus body seems to be made from some oddball 15 gauge sheet I'm guessing it should hold up pretty well. Of course I'm going out of town for work till Friday night but I'll have some time to work on it this weekend so hopefully I'll have some pic of the progress up by Sunday or so.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:11 PM   #14
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Interesting...I knew that Blue Bird speced an oddball sheetmetal (about 15 gauge also) for their bodies, but didn't know any bus makers other did.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:18 PM   #15
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Mine is just a hair thicker than 16ga too.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:30 PM   #16
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I'm doing 1" polyiso for the floors, and plan to wear really warm socks...

I live right at about 8,000ft in the rockies.

now I'm regretting not doing a roof raise, but it just wasn't in the books for me this time around.

Maybe on the next bus.
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:47 PM   #17
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:59 AM   #18
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Hmmmm...Maybe all the bus makers got together on the sheetmetal specs and all buy it from the same Home Depot.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:45 AM   #19
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Didn't quite get it all skinned on Sunday, but made some pretty good progress. Looks like I'll have a couple 70 degree days this week to hopefully finish it...




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Old 11-02-2015, 09:46 AM   #20
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Lookin good!
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