Thank you Taskswap!
I'm glad to hear that it is a good stove! I'd love to have a Jotul like you, but alas, mine is just a "knock-off"
Indeed, these will have short fire times. For me, I prefer short burn times. I know other people will likely have different opinions, but for me, I feel safer with shorter burn times. It means that if I need to leave, I can without having to wait very long, or risk leaving the fire unattended. I had a very small stove before, and I liked it much better than the big one we currently have.
This is how I have the baffle right now. From what I have looked into, this should be the correct way.
(this is without the baffle)
Also, we coated the roof today with elastometric coating! The bus looks really sharp now! It got dark out before I could snap a photo of it. We sealed the seams with the sealant (was the consistency of caulk) before applying the other coat of paint. We still need to apply the second coat.
I also was able to set the tile on top of the wheel well. We used osb to frame it, and then cement board, and then tiles. I will grout it tomorrow and post pictures. We chose a dark grout, because it is IMPOSSIBLE to keep light colored grout around a fireplace.
We are moving right along!! Finally it seems like this bus is coming together!
Also, an older couple stopped by today. People stopping by is a very common occurrence, as we live a few houses away from a park and we work on the bus in the street.
It was really interesting though, because it was the first time someone had stopped by that kind of implied that we are crazy for doing this. When I told him that we were going to live in it, he said "wow, you must really like roughing it". I had to laugh. When it's done, it will be much nicer than any house I have ever lived in (I hope). He was surprised to hear that we only had three months left to finish it, and wanted to know where I would learn how to do everything, like the basic stuff (framing, flooring, woodworking, etc). I'm not going to lie, I kind of got offended. I guess it's just the way he said it. As if to say; how the hell can a young woman know how to do anything like this?
I'm always still learning... But I guess I will just have to just show 'em! LOL