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Old 06-29-2013, 01:44 AM   #21
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@wagon - Noted, though I don't have a decent compressor, so that would be another expense. Plus I have impressive forearms now.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:59 AM   #22
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Somjuan, where in Central CT are you. I'm in East Hampton. Bob
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:23 PM   #23
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I think hes in Middletown. That makes 3 Skoolies in 10 miles.
Juan-if you need air or welding-and you can give a bit more time than "by next week", I can help. Willing to swap out for some veg oil. I got a pretty complete fab shop here in Moodus.
I'm around this weekend-but off racing the following weekend.
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I think hes in Middletown.
Bingo.

I appreciate the offer, and have lots of veggie to trade, though it'll need to be for some indefinite time in the future, as we're taking steps forward on a wooden deck/frame. It'll get put through its paces in the coming weeks, and we'll know whether there are any shortcomings fairly soon. I'll be in touch regardless, since I always find myself wishing I could weld for a project.
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #25
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:49 PM   #26
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Not bad, that looks pretty clean. Does anyone have any long term experience with pressure treated wood on the roof? I would be concerned that runoff would corrode steel further down in the bus.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:48 PM   #27
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Roger the "new" treated lumber chemistry. It attacks untreated steel very aggressively.
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I think hes in Middletown.
Bingo.

I appreciate the offer, and have lots of veggie to trade, though it'll need to be for some indefinite time in the future, as we're taking steps forward on a wooden deck/frame. It'll get put through its paces in the coming weeks, and we'll know whether there are any shortcomings fairly soon. I'll be in touch regardless, since I always find myself wishing I could weld for a project.
Weld-bend sheet or tubing-cut -i'm pretty well set up. I'm out in the garage pretty much every night-if you need a bracket or some small thing fabed up, I can knock it out after work. The email is sdwarf36@aol.com
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Roger the "new" treated lumber chemistry. It attacks untreated steel very aggressively.
That's what I'm told, though I've seen a lot of roof decks using pressure treated. I know galvanized is safe around the stuff, but I haven't found out anything about stainless. I'm told that in Connecticut, lumberyards are not allowed to store it outside on account of the runoff, so I imagine it would make it's way down the bus.

This is mostly academic interest, since I'm just going with cedar.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:44 AM   #30
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. . .Is there any reason I can't build a wooden deck, similar to the floating metal frame above, with 4x4s acting as the feet?
I can't think of who did it, but in some of the projects here I have seen beams (2x6s?) cut to the curve of the roof as the support for a deck . . . .

When (if?) I build a bus, I would personally use the "floating metal frame" if I could. But I would not have the two tall feet like in the project you linked to:



I would have shorter side feet moved out two planks more toward the edges, and a short section of horizontal metal tube to add another mounting foot under the middle of the frame. The frame would have feet over the ribs at the top and two sides instead of the two in the picture, and would sit 3-5 inches lower than the one in the photo.

p.s. Someone here who uses their bus for a race viewing platform noted that uninvited intoxicated "guests" would appear on the platform when there is an outside ladder. Due to the nuisance and liability they recommended having interior access through a roof hatch instead. Just sayin' . . . .
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