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Old 02-17-2013, 04:59 PM   #281
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That's why you use furring strips and you do the edges first, then the center (butt the wall side of the plywood to the wall, then lower towards the center of the bus). Thaat way you don't have to "clear" the chair rail.
I was trying to use one sheet all the way across. Wouldn't clear the rail and I couldn't bend it. It was only about 1/2" too short but I didn't want to just cut off 1/2". I'll figure something out. Too far now.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:10 PM   #282
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If your floor panels are too wide you can take off a bit with the circular saw without pulling up the plywood. Set the circ saw blade so it's extended just a bit more than the thickness of the plywood then run the saw blade through the line where the two panels butt together. You may have to take a few passes but it's easier than removing the panels.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:07 PM   #283
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If your floor panels are too wide you can take off a bit with the circular saw without pulling up the plywood. Set the circ saw blade so it's extended just a bit more than the thickness of the plywood then run the saw blade through the line where the two panels butt together. You may have to take a few passes but it's easier than removing the panels.
They're fine now. It was just that one full piece from wall to wall wouldn't clear the chair rails in one piece. I thought they were high enough on one side to give me a little room, you know like when you're fitting shelfs in on pegs. It's all done now but not down permanent so if I have to burrow under to make 'furring' I might have to. Pieced together well though all in all, if I could just get it to lie flat.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:11 PM   #284
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Why is it that I get purge error messages when I try and load any of the tutorials? Thought before it was my mini-me status but I'm Skoolie now.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:20 PM   #285
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Why is it that I get purge error messages when I try and load any of the tutorials? Thought before it was my mini-me status but I'm Skoolie now.
I'm getting errors too, but just on the tutorials, not the messages below.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:06 PM   #286
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OK.. I just read all of Wild Blue's thread and I am equally depressed and inspired. My instructors in college used to say 'you can only eat an elephant one bite at a time'. I think my last few bites need to be re-chewed. I learned from sewing projects it's always best to just rip it out and do it right. Grrrrrrr...

And I LOVE their kitchen.

Moving into the bus, empty as it is, this next weekend. Toilet should arrive tomorrow. Going to move existing furniture and things in to 'mock up' where I want things to get a feel before I start putting in walls etc. I will be 'camping' out with a membership to the gym for showering etc. NIght temps remain at 25-27 degrees. Supposed to snow tomorrow.

Funny, some people seem to think of that as being homeless. I have a good job and I will have money to build as I go when I'm not paying rent to an apartment owner.
So does that make me a 'full timer'? That remains to be seen I suppose.

Sorry, rambling.. I am woman, I will survive... I am invincible.. *lol* Dang, 8x4 1/2 plywood sheets are heavy.....
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:37 AM   #287
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Just wanted to say kudos to you lady! I'm a newbie here and don't have our bus yet, but planning to get one this summer. You have done a crazy amount of work and are definitely an inspiration. Rock on and keep up the good work! And no, I don't think what you're doing is considered being homeless, you're just doing a live in renovation! People do it all the time in houses, theirs just don't have wheels
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think of like this

if it's snowing....it could be a lot colder

Good luck with the "move" and you'll get it done in time
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:14 PM   #289
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... Moving into the bus, empty as it is, this next weekend. Toilet should arrive tomorrow...
Ah, the happiness of getting the toilet installed. Ranks right up there with having your own shower!!! No more schlepping to the bathhouse (do little uptight white boy happy dance). For those who do not understand what not needing a bathhouse does..... It gives you the FREEDOM of being able to park in a mobile home park (often cheaper than an RV park) as opposed to an RV campground. And not all RV parks have bathhouses. The one we stayed at in Socorro didn't have one.

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Funny, some people seem to think of that as being homeless. I have a good job and I will have money to build as I go when I'm not paying rent to an apartment owner.
So does that make me a 'full timer'?
The phrase is "houseless" as you have a home,it has wheels. I figure we are fulltimers (we live 24/7 in our "under construction" Residential Vehicle) so to me that means we are Fulltime RVer's! I really don't care if those nutcases in their sticks-&-staples Recreational Vehicles don't think I am a fulltimer. They also say we don't "boondock" when we stay overnight in a parking lot without hookups. I call that boondocking (although I generally refer to it as wallydocking). They say we would have to be in the "boonies". So when I lived in a house that was on the Little TN River, 13 miles from the nearest town and 15 miles from the next nearest town, with my closest neighbor 1/2 mile as the crow flies and the mail box was at the end of the 1/4 mile driveway... Was I boondocking then????? I get confused over the booniewackos PC definition of Boondocking. But I have figured out those are city folks.
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I learned from sewing projects it's always best to just rip it out and do it right. Grrrrrrr...
I don't want to admit how many times I got half way through installing something then found that way wasn't going to work or that there was a better way to do it.

It's way easier to do the floor right in the beginning than to have to remove all your furniture and cabinets to do it over again.
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