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Old 11-06-2013, 01:25 PM   #91
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:07 PM   #92
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Thanks, all.

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Did you just use self tapping screws?
Normal #8 1.5" sheet metal screws, not self tappers. We pre-drilled our holes through both the wood and metal with a 1/8" cobalt bit, and used a #8 countersink bit to get the heads nice and flush.

I don't know whether this will be a problem for you or not, but very very occasionally, we'd drill through the wood right into a hole in the rib where a rivet had been. Sometimes, the screw we put in wouldn't hold at all, other times it would. Either way, at this point you're faced with either leaving the screw in and doing the next rib down the line to be sure it stays in place, or putting the whole board into the scrap pile for when a shorter piece is called for.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #93
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Yes, that has happened to me when I put up 1x2's just to temporally put up some insulation (it's been cold here! we had snow for only like the 3rd time in 125 years here in early Nov!)

I'm curious to see if it will warp any in your instillation. I have a section in the back where the roof slopes down to meet the back, and I am trying to figure out how I'm going to do that part. I've even thought about steaming the wood first so it is a little flexiable.

I need to do something though, as the insulation I have up now is just covered over with heavy plastic and staple gunned up to the 1x2 stringers.
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ferroequinologist (good one )

I was expecting some exotic other world scientist or doctor

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I'm curious to see if it will warp any in your instillation. I have a section in the back where the roof slopes down to meet the back, and I am trying to figure out how I'm going to do that part. I've even thought about steaming the wood first so it is a little flexiable.
Even that is probably unnecessary, since they're so thin, they're really quite flexible. It would need to be a pretty sharp dip to require steaming.

As far as warping, I expect a little, but I doubt it'll be too bad. The screws will keep them from doing anything too dramatic. I just expect the usual expansion/contraction. Though the air was pretty dry when we put them up, many of them were warped enough that they aren't crazy tight, and I don't expect any buckling or the like when it gets humid out. But I guess that remains to be seen.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #96
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Whoah that ceiling looks amazing. Nice one!!
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:07 AM   #97
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Even that is probably unnecessary, since they're so thin, they're really quite flexible. It would need to be a pretty sharp dip to require steaming.

As far as warping, I expect a little, but I doubt it'll be too bad. The screws will keep them from doing anything too dramatic. I just expect the usual expansion/contraction. Though the air was pretty dry when we put them up, many of them were warped enough that they aren't crazy tight, and I don't expect any buckling or the like when it gets humid out. But I guess that remains to be seen.
Ok Thanks. I took the wife to Lowe's and showed her the boards. And I showed her the pictures of yours. She likes the idea but we are low on funds so getting the insulation up and covered with plastic is taking priority. I will probably start on the ceiling after Thanksgiving.

Thanks for answering my questions! It is always easier to dive into something when someone else has already figured out the depth and that there isn't any rocks or washing machines in the way!
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Happy to help. I was pretty surprised by the lack of documentation both here and elsewhere on wooden ceilings. I've seen a fair number of conversions with them, but can only remember seeing one or two topics here that touched on them. And of course when I went back to find them, I could not.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:03 PM   #99
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I was looking at the packs again and have been trying to get a good idea of how many I need. My bus is probably the same size as yours or close. It looks like a pack will do a 2ft wide section 8ft long. Is that about right?
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That does sound about right. I believe we went through a little over 30 of those packs.
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