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Old 12-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #541
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Too late now--but welding cable is much cheaper + works just fine.
Found some welding cables on craiglist. Bought some lugs and borrowed the crimper from work. Enough cabling for all of my bus, and a cable upgrade on my buddy's camper too.

$350! Yikes!

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Old 12-05-2013, 06:40 PM   #542
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Woo hoo! got my GPS installed. Already had a nice RAM mount I used on my old motorcycle. Just needed a base that could be screwed to the dashboard.



I spent last night up on the roof using Lexel. That stuff is sticky. Tomorrow it will rain all day, so I will see if I missed any spots. I decided to start insulating the bus any way. I figured I can start with the floor.



I had to load it all myself, the home depot people where to in awe of the bus.

Measured and marked the foam board twice before cutting and each sheet fit the first time. I could not figure out how to cut 2" foam board, my razor knife blade was not big enough. When I search through my tool box I found this.



It made short work of cutting the board.



Test fit is just perfect. Then I used it as a template for the plywood.



The last couple nights I was not sleeping well and saw an infomercial for this.



Rockwell Versacut. I found on Amazon cheaper with free two day delivery. This plunge saw should make cutting the plywood easy, and it did.



The vacuum attachment did not fit my shop vac, so I had to improvise.



Barely any saw dust.



I was able to cut one piece while it was standing on it's edge.



Again the fit is perfect.

I had only a couple hrs to work on it but got a lot done.

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Old 12-05-2013, 07:28 PM   #543
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Looking good. It is always fun to get a new tool.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:57 PM   #544
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I use pink foam for shipping glass all over North America, it is rigid and provides really good support. I use a router bit on my Dremel to cut out an exact fit for each item... but that's not what I posted to tell you. I am posting because I had the same problem with box cutters being not long enough to cut the 1" foam. I was wandering Home Depot looking for inspiration, and dodging the employees (they are REALLY rabid about helping you find stuff but not real good at it) I came across this little beauty. It's like a small box Sword!


I recently had to settle a boundary/trespassing issue my index finger and the blade, but other than that it has been a great tool!! My finger doesn't agree with this assessment, but I am pretty sure my finger was in the cutters path and therefore at fault.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:35 PM   #545
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Nice progress on the bus.
I use an electric kitchen knife to cut foam padding all the time. I wonder it would work for Styrofoam????
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:54 PM   #546
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Looks like your laying your subfloor right on top of you insulation with no bracing, wont that allow you floor to flex quite a bit?
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Looks like your laying your subfloor right on top of you insulation with no bracing, wont that allow you floor to flex quite a bit?
Right now the floor insulation and subfloor is not glued or screwed down. This is temporary until I get back from my trip over Christmas. I still have another inch of insulation to put down when I get back. I will put some bracing under where I will walk. Right now there isn't any flexing, this foam is solid and the subfloor spreads your weight over the surface. I have seen people not use any bracing. I will have some under were my fresh water tank will go too.
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I recently had to settle a boundary/trespassing issue my index finger and the blade, but other than that it has been a great tool!! My finger doesn't agree with this assessment, but I am pretty sure my finger was in the cutters path and therefore at fault.
I've had the same argument with my finger too.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:41 AM   #549
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Good news, it has been raining all night and will keep raining all day. So far the bus is dry.
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That's awesome
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