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Old 01-08-2011, 10:36 PM   #51
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Re: The Land Barge ...

Well, I did work out a neat (I think) system with two heat exchangers and a 'sealed' system for the floor. It involved several pumps and some solenoid valves, and when we got down to it, I thought the Aqua-Hot quite a nifty system.

But anyhow ... PICS!

First, a current interior pic, looking aft, with wall footers in place (but not cabinet footers yet).


Here's what one of the port insulated/skinned windows looks like - the plywood comes up nearly flush with the original aluminum frame level.


Here's the port bench flooring. That's the original bus flooring cut to fit in the footer. Under it is the insulation.
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:40 PM   #52
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And more:

The insulation looks like this (4' x 8' x3/4"):


Nice scores from our local ReUse place (Salvaged & resold):

The $10 enameled, cast-iron corner sink (that I can bolt directly to the wall studs!)


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And, of course, the Yule decorated bus!
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Oh, and the skinned windows from the outside ...



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Did I miss the skinning? Is that plywood showing on the outside? How'd you seal it? Keep us updated on how that holds up, eh. I might need to do that on a couple windows (hate to cover windows... I like to see, See).
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looks great! and those are some VINTAGE lights!! might want to re-wire them though to be on the safe side!
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Did I miss the skinning? Is that plywood showing on the outside? How'd you seal it? Keep us updated on how that holds up, eh. I might need to do that on a couple windows (hate to cover windows... I like to see, See).
It's skinned from the inside. I think it's 16 gauge steel (might be 1 that I got, then there's an inch of a nice pink foam insulation and then the 1/2" plywood you can see on the inside. I used some silicone sealant for repairing gutters as the main sealant, though I did use some 5/16 x 3/8" weatherstripping inside the lip of the bus skin just in case ...

So far, with snow and melting, there's been no leaks, but I'll give updates if I have any issues ...


Icicles to show that the snow does thaw in Buffalo ...
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Yeah, definitely...an electrical fire would be a BAD thing!

If you haven't, I suggest tinting your windows. I don't necessarily mean limo-black (though you may want to for some), but clear glass will turn the bus into an oven in the summer!
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looks great! and those are some VINTAGE lights!! might want to re-wire them though to be on the safe side!
Thanks! And yeah, best guess is that they're from the 1930's, and the sconce at least as been (badly) rewired. I figured on making sure they're all safe before installing.
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Yeah, definitely...an electrical fire would be a BAD thing!

If you haven't, I suggest tinting your windows. I don't necessarily mean limo-black (though you may want to for some), but clear glass will turn the bus into an oven in the summer!
Yeah. I was hoping for a minimal tint reflective coating, but I'm going to have to check with the DMV about that. I've been told that NY doesn't accept -any- reflective coatings except on the rear of the vehicle.

But it's absolutely true. We've had a few days where we've not broke freezing and used the bus as an overflow freezer, and have had stuff do the thaw and re-freeze-into-a-block thing, even with minimal amounts of sun.

Summer should be fun ...
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:04 AM   #60
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Okay ... So the winter is being mild enough that I'm still getting some time to do work on the flooring.

I got in the re-used old bus floor in (over insulation) under where the bunks will go, and got some of the 1/2" subflooring in under where the maple will go.

All the shiny insulation & firring strips for the area cut, with the felt paper underneath ...


With the wood in place ...



And, just an FYI, I'm using these self-drilling/tapping screws for the job. The silver ones are #12, and I'm using them for going through the plywood & insulation/firring strips, and the grey ones are #10 and just for holding the firring strips down. I've had no troubles (knock on wood) with them drilling through the metal floor, though I do use an impact drill ...
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