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Old 12-05-2010, 05:40 PM   #71
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Hey luke! that looks awsome!! loving the stove, loving the look must say im jelous! My progress has been slowed here on my bus but is soon about to kick back up due to a relocation with me my dog and my bus! My next steps are installing floors and then my wood stove. looking forward to more posts

Just got a question... did you run into and specific problems wile working with paint, wood, and insolutaion in the snow and cold??? Any little tips will help

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Old 12-07-2010, 08:57 PM   #72
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Thanks for the response ya'll! ok so i will definitely be adding more sheet metal to the ceiling it just gets too hot. i did it the way i did cause i thought it would be good enough, also didn't want it where my head room was so i would not catch my head on it. but i'll put a little bumper on it or something cause it needs the metal run all the way up it just gets too hot. the floor does get too hot also!

i did make the frame work under the stove. the stove actually bolts to a frame with legs and then that bolts to a stand. would have made it all one stand but of course the original plan was something else and it got scratched. where the stove feet bolt to the stand i put a layer of cement board and now the wood floor directly under the stove stays cool but what to do about the floor around it mainly between the stove and metal wall. i could just put cement board down over it all with maybe a spacer to keep it off the floor but it is just so crumbly if it gets bumped against. and moving fire wood around and things like that its bound to get edges all banged up.
got any suggestions of other things to lay down? i might do something permanent later but mainly just want to get something down for now and cheap. with xmas coming up i need to focus on making a few gifts.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:21 PM   #73
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did you run into and specific problems wile working with paint, wood, and insolutaion in the snow and cold???
my construction started in late dec. do i did quite a bit in the cold. not too many problems other than my water and beer freezing while i was out working on it quickly switched to liquor it gets you quicker and keeps you warm if you look back at my post on page 3 there is a picture of the only problem i had with the wood during the cold and that was getting it to the bus. bus is set pretty far back in the woods and my f350 diesel had shitty highway tires on it and way to heavy to mess with a nasty snowy path so i had to drive the toy out to the road to pick up materials and tools. no problems with insulation or priming the floor. it might have just worked out that it was not quite as cold of a day when i did the priming cant remember. after i laid the plywood though i snagged a space heater from my brother and heated up the bus before putting polyurethane and just kept it warm for a while to let it set up.

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problems of single wall flue piping against cold outdoor temps?
NO i am not aware. please don't tell me it is anything too serious i thought i was in good shape finally got my stove done and here you come with something wrong. just kidding whatever it is its all good. i lived in shed that had the same stove pipe the only problem i had with it was the 90 degree angle coming from smoke exit rusted out i guess water was getting down it some how. somebody else had set the piping up so not sure maybe it was old to begin with. what do ya got to tell me though? teach me something
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:54 AM   #74
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Thanks for the help! hahah and the drinking tips! another question, did you use any specific screws? or twist locking nails?
to hold your floor down?
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:13 PM   #75
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Smitty you got a good point makes sense. It makes sense why the other place i was at rotted so quick cause it had a cap on it. won't happen right away though but i'll definitely look into the different piping. i don't like fixing damaged things its always harder would rather catch early.

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did you use any specific screws? or twist locking nails?
to hold your floor down?
i used TEK screws i think they are called they are just a heavy duty self tapping metal screw for going through the floor they worked well. i did not pre drill them through the plywood but i did counter sink the head. i had a problem with them pulling too tight.
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Old 12-09-2010, 10:15 AM   #76
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awsome! thanks alot luke!!!!

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Old 12-25-2010, 11:31 AM   #77
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Happy Holidays Ya'll! I'm excited first christmas in the bus. Might be a white christmas around here for me.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:49 AM   #78
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Cold, wet, white stuff!

"I'm dreaming of a sandy Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know......"
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... Next year, my gift to myself will be to be anywhere besides Indiana
North Dakota?

How about "Next year, my gift to myself will be to be someplace warm!"
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:13 AM   #80
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Whats wrong with indiana? i have only driving through it so i'm out of the loop. i like the cold weather myself and my philosophy is there is no such thing as bad weather just bad cloths or a poorly designed bus
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