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Old 02-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #231
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The floor is painted. Not in the best of conditions but seems to have worked all right. Tomorrow wall insulation purchase to be done this weekend.

Nice job. Looks good.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #232
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And the why of needing insulation... *lol* I live in AZ for heaven sakes.




And I have a serious question now....

out with the old, in with the new. Hard to get panels off but I figured it out eventually. First panel went in easy... 2nd panel not so good, have to redo and/or put some backing framework, thought the screws sticking out would suffice. Noted that I also need to recaulk and weatherstrip the windows.



But the question is... why am I taking out R-11 insulation and putting in r-3.5? (Just looked up 1" has an R-7-ish rating) Seems I'd be better off leaving the pink stuff, except for it's nasty. I didn't go any further because I need to know that I'm doing the right thing here.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:24 PM   #233
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All of these holes in the top of the paneling, under the window stripping, and not one was used ?? Someone used 'used' parts??
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:45 PM   #234
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The floor is painted. Not in the best of conditions but seems to have worked all right. Tomorrow wall insulation purchase to be done this weekend.

Nice job. Looks good.
Thanks.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:27 AM   #235
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...But the question is... why am I taking out R-11 insulation and putting in r-3.5? (Just looked up 1" has an R-7-ish rating) Seems I'd be better off leaving the pink stuff, except for it's nasty. I didn't go any further because I need to know that I'm doing the right thing here.
That is a very good question! I don't pretend to be an insulation expert, but taking off all those panels is a lot of work, and yes, why throw away existing insulation? I left mine alone, and added more insulation to the outside of the walls, and built a wood panel wall on top of that. But I like the wood panel look, and would not have wanted to have metal walls in my bus. Seems to me that since there is no rust inside the panels you removed, then I would leave well enough alone. Some people really hate that pink fuzzy insulation, but I don't see that yours has created any problems since 1979, and like you said, it is increasing your R-value. Yes the pink stuff is nasty, but who cares? It's hidden inside a wall.
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Dan, I have to say that I think I concur. perhaps a layer of the white foam on the inside of this stuff and then wood. Having a hard time finding wood paneling though. And the stuff I found at Lowe's I like is composite wood for $33 a sheet. hm. Minimum order 5 sheets and I could order 5 sheets. And they would charge me $80 to deliver to my area. grrr.. (but for me to borrow a truck and pay gas to go there, 170 mile round trip?) small towns are good for some things, not for others.
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Move in Date Feb 24th. Brrr..
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Your R-11 fiberglass is for a 3 1/2" thickness which comes to about R-3.14 per inch. The foam panels are usually better insulators at up to r-5 per inch. One problem with insulating only the bays is the thermal bridging of the body ribs. The cold will come right through those ribs and cool down the inner steel skin unless you create a thermal break between the rib and the inner skin. How much time you want to spend on insulating will probably depend on where you'll be traveling and the time of year.
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...Having a hard time finding wood paneling though. And the stuff I found at Lowe's I like is composite wood for $33 a sheet...
I got used paneling for free from freecycle, but I also bought some paneling at Home depot. The luan paneling is nice looking and cheap at like $25 per sheet (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R ... RkxltlieW8). Seems like it was cheaper when I bought it, but I don't remember now...
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The Luaun that I saw was rough and almost plastic like finish, it was strange. I'll have to look again. Like it didn't really have a grain to it, but not really like pressboard.
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