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Old 08-11-2011, 08:47 PM   #51
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Thanks for all the postive comments! I know I have been pretty happy so far. Seems like alot left to do, and never enough time. I'm not very good at using the quote option.
As far as glue I used the Dap brand contact cement.

I got it at menards for about $23 a gallon. It took two gallons, one to glue the foam to the ceiling, and one to glue the carpet to the foam. It took alittle bit to figure out how to use it. Whatever you do, don't apply directly to the foam. It will melt it instantly. When I glued the foam to the ceiling I applied cement to the metal ceiling with a roller. Waited 3-4 min. for it to tack up then applied foam. That seemed to work. When I glued the carpet to the foam, I sprayed the cement on the carpet (using a automotive paint gun) again waiting for the glue to get tacked up. I hope it holds up over the years. So far I'm not planning to put bows up. However if it eventually it looks like it starts giving loose I will probably add runners. I would feel alot better if I hadn't used any pink foam. But that brings up the point of the black paint. I think I need the extra insulation. The AC is diffently cooling the bus off in mid 90's temps without the foam on the ceiling. It was just right for my wife, but I like it cold, like a meat locker. Now that I have it insulated the temps here have dropped off to the low 80's and so did the humidity. I know its because I bought the AC unit. Anyway I'm still a fan of black, and yes I really would like to get some nice alum. wheels. I've talked to one of the county mech. who works on all their equipment, and he informed me on how to change out the daytons for bud style wheels. He said its not hard, just takes money. Thats alittle way down the road though.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:00 PM   #52
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The other thing I thought I would mention, is to follow the directions about being well ventilated. That stuff is nasty. Fumes usually don't bother me. Sunday when it was still in the 90's, I thought I could tuff it out and apply it with just the AC going. After about ten minutes of inhaling toxic fumes, I'm still not sure what exactly I was licking off the floor. Just kidding.. I quit and waited for this cooler week to work on it. I also didn't mention the side walls. I applied the carpet to a 1/4" chipboard and then screwed it to the walls. I'm going to run another panel of some sort on the bottom of the wall, which will hide my electric runs when I get to it.

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Old 08-14-2011, 09:14 PM   #53
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Got some more done on the bus this weekend. I can't hardly believe we are going on a week of perfect weather. Low 80's no humidity. This next week is suppose to be the same. I can only hope, it makes working on the bus alot easier. Couple Pics.

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Old 08-14-2011, 11:52 PM   #54
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Looks awesome!! What kind of carpet did you use? Where did you purchase it from too?
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:12 PM   #55
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Everything looking great. Won't be long till those dreams of Spring road trips turn into reality!
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:38 PM   #56
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Looks like a great job of laying on the carpet! That oughta cut down on noise. How did you put it on?
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:40 PM   #57
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Thanks for the compliments! I worked on the bunkbeds this weekend. I decided to make a hinge for the lower one. That way I can get to the furnace, and not try and squeeze my way to it.










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Old 08-26-2011, 07:02 PM   #58
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Got some more done today. I finally found a good deal on a countertop. Menards had a 10ft that had the last 18inches broke. They had $20 obo. I only needed 7ft, offered them $10 and I came home with it. Worked on the shower as well.





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Old 08-26-2011, 07:06 PM   #59
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thats some nice looking counter tops!
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how wide did the fabric on your walls come in? tks
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