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Old 02-04-2010, 11:09 AM   #41
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Re: Wildcat Lodge

Thanks for the advice - we are still pondering. Building by committee may require some out of the box thinking. Anyway - here are some finished rough-in pics.

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You framing with 2X3's or 2X4's? Looks like 2x4's in the pics, but hard to tell. You guys are doing a great job, all that work is going to look great inside your bus.
We are framing with 2x4s. We considered 2x3's but they were the same price at Lowes and the 2x4's don't take up that much more space.
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Old 02-04-2010, 11:13 AM   #42
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We also messed around a bit with the electrical box last night - here is the rough plan - we won't do much more until all the cabinets are fixed to the bus. I have two type 27 AGM batteries which should provide about 180 amp hours. This should be plenty as we will most of the time be plugged in or running the genny which will employ the 30 amp charger. Plan to run all the lights and other 12v stuff off the batteries. The A/C units, water heater, microwave and fridge will run off of 110v. To keep things simple and cheaper, we opted to not run propane and make the bus 100% electric.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:21 PM   #43
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Jarlaxle how bought some details on the foam insulation!
Not much to it...just spray-cans of insulating foam; any hardware store has them.
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:13 AM   #44
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Jarlaxle how bought some details on the foam insulation!
Not much to it...just spray-cans of insulating foam; any hardware store has them.
Just A couple more questions please!

Did you use some sort of "dam" when you were spraying to keep it in place?

How many cans did it take?

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Old 02-06-2010, 01:23 PM   #45
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I used scraps of cardboard & plywood as "masking" covers.

If you need something to hold it in place, STOP, you're doing something wrong! Spray LIGHT coats or it won't dry properly.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:51 PM   #46
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Here's a couple of more progress pictures of the back closet and the front cabinet on the passenger side next to the door.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:53 PM   #47
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A couple of pictures of my helpers.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:56 PM   #48
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We think we fixed the 12v chassis problem which kept draining the coach batteries. Coop, my buddy who has a motorcycle repair shop, helped us find a short in the altenator. After getting it rebuilt, he helped us re-install. When the bus is finished, we will have to return the favor.
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Old 02-07-2010, 01:43 AM   #49
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Looks awesome man. Keep it up.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:55 AM   #50
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I used scraps of cardboard & plywood as "masking" covers.

If you need something to hold it in place, STOP, you're doing something wrong! Spray LIGHT coats or it won't dry properly.
Thanks for the reply!

What product did you use?

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