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Old 09-26-2015, 07:02 PM   #191
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Outstanding Nat! Have you bought him his first welder yet!?
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Old 09-27-2015, 06:58 PM   #192
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Thanks everyone.

Little Hunter is a great baby. Healthy, strong, eat's well, calm, and almost no crying. Even when he is hungry, changing him, and bathes. He only cry's when cold, and calms down real fast after warmed up.

Shayleen could not have given me a better baby. She kept her health top notch, ate well, no habits, and stayed calm the entire pregnancy. Baby Hunter reflects that.

I look forward to building buses, boats, homes and everything else with him as time go's by.

Until he starts earning his own money, he will have to use dads tools. Lol

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Old 09-27-2015, 07:27 PM   #193
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The morning before Hunter was born, looking out the third story hospital window.







Getting weighed about 30 min after being born.



Shayleens younger sister came to see her after the delivery.



Six days old, sleeping beside mommy on our bed. Daddy's turn to keep watch.





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Old 10-07-2015, 10:30 AM   #194
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nat_ster question about your build: Do you plan on spray foaming all of that space between the skin and the strapping?
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Old 10-07-2015, 03:19 PM   #195
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nat_ster question about your build: Do you plan on spray foaming all of that space between the skin and the strapping?
Yes, spray foam will come flush with the surface of the strapping.

Then, because of how harsh our climate is, I will be gluing 2 inch rigid Styrofoam to the surface of the strapping, where most people would use plywood. My interior wall finish will glue to the rigid Styrofoam.

This makes for a really light weight, low energy loss structure.

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Old 10-08-2015, 03:28 PM   #196
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Does Shayleen's little sister want to live in a bus in Colorado?
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:55 PM   #197
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Yes, spray foam will come flush with the surface of the strapping.

Then, because of how harsh our climate is, I will be gluing 2 inch rigid Styrofoam to the surface of the strapping, where most people would use plywood. My interior wall finish will glue to the rigid Styrofoam.

This makes for a really light weight, low energy loss structure.

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I like it. I plan on using laminate as the surface for my strapping. Are you gluing it because you're confident about the adhesive you'll be using or because you don't want to risk compressing the insulation with a fastener causing potential air gaps and/or thermal bridging?

Also, have you done your floors yet? I can't recall if I've seen them.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:38 AM   #198
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Old 10-09-2015, 03:25 PM   #199
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Congrats on the Hunter, hope everything has been well in the weeks since then.
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Old 10-12-2015, 01:25 AM   #200
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I like it. I plan on using laminate as the surface for my strapping. Are you gluing it because you're confident about the adhesive you'll be using or because you don't want to risk compressing the insulation with a fastener causing potential air gaps and/or thermal bridging?

Also, have you done your floors yet? I can't recall if I've seen them.
I would advise against using laminate as strapping. It's just glued together crap with a hard layer of arborite glued to the surface.

The arborite will make screwing anything to it a pain. Laminate is also way to thin to have any strength over a 2 to 3 foot span. In reality laminate is garbage that has no place in a bus.

2x4's or best is 3/4 plywood doubled up after being cut into 3.5 inch wide strips. Offset the joints from one layer to the other. Bolt the first layer, then glue and screw the second layer on.

I haven't done the floor yet. I have to finish the metal work and finish closing in the windshield first.

Now I have a son, I need to add 8 feet to the bus. More metal work.

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Does Shayleen's little sister want to live in a bus in Colorado?
Kayla has guys lined up wanting a chance to be in her life. She makes over 100,000 a year at only 24 years old. Living in a bus is not in any of her plans.

All four girls are easy to look at and give off good energy. Mine is the oldest, and enjoys the simple life.

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