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Old 06-14-2018, 12:23 PM   #1
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Greetings,

I am planning to purchase a bus in the next 60 days. Can someone tell me the tools I will need to purchase to demo, tools to prep floors, lay down plywood subflooring, electrical, plumbing, and basic carpentry. I am putting together my budget.

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Old 06-14-2018, 12:54 PM   #2
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Greetings,

I am planning to purchase a bus in the next 60 days. Can someone tell me the tools I will need to purchase to demo, tools to prep floors, lay down plywood subflooring, electrical, plumbing, and basic carpentry. I am putting together my budget.

Thank you,
RR
An angle grinder with cutoff wheels is your best friend in the demo phase.
I've got a miter saw, jig saw, and circular saw. A table saw would be handy, but you can get by with these. I use my cordless drill and impact driver a lot as well, don't necessarily need both. a large pry bar (like 18" give or take) helped a lot getting out the old floor and where I needed leverage.

A generator to power yours tools as well if you don't have a power hookup already. Generator was needed for me since im in a storage lot without power.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:05 PM   #3
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Thank you jjhwick! Starting my list.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:24 PM   #4
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Air compressor. Air chisel. angle grinder. Drill and bits. Fan.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:57 PM   #5
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For all.of the phases I've gone through so far, in no particular order

Big Pry bar if your floor is glued down well

Angle grinder. Has been the number 1 tool I've used so far.

A broom and dust pan or shop vac. Or both

A decent socket set

Circular saw

Impact driver

Drill

Wire crimp

Caulking gun

Clamps

Wrenches

Big scrub brush

A few really good pairs of gloves. I'm on fourth pair.

A decent straight edge

Measuring tape or 4

Masks

Hammer/mallet

Big ole scrapper

Gorilla tape for when you remove stuff off body or windows and it's gonna rain before you replace/repair area

Heavy duty trash bags

Heavy duty chisel

Razor knife and extra blades
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Just saw your list and noticed you live in Brevard. I live in Melbourne! Did you purchase your bus in Florida? Are you the bus converter who lives on Merritt Island?

Thank you for such a comprehensive list! So much to add to my ever growing spreadsheet.

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Forgot to add drill bits. Thank you!
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:23 PM   #8
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Just saw your list and noticed you live in Brevard. I live in Melbourne! Did you purchase your bus in Florida? Are you the bus converter who lives on Merritt Island?

Thank you for such a comprehensive list! So much to add to my ever growing spreadsheet.

Thank you,
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I picked mine is from publicsurplus.com

She is a lil rusty, but I'm.from Florida, I can make it work

She was in Coral Springs

Your like 20~ minutes away, come.on over
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Hey hey!I picked mine is from publicsurplus.com

She is a lil rusty, but I'm.from Florida, I can make it work

She was in Coral Springs

Your like 20~ minutes away, come.on over

Y'all Floridians are mighty and strong! It must be the sun, the heat and hurricane survival. I have seen your work on IG. You got it.

I spend a lot of time sitting on the Indian River at the park below the causeway. I know many people who live on Merritt Island. And, all the good restaurants are over there.

I will message you on IG when I get back.
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Y'all Floridians are mighty and strong! It must be the sun, the heat and hurricane survival. I have seen your work on IG. You got it.

I spend a lot of time sitting on the Indian River at the park below the causeway. I know many people who live on Merritt Island. And, all the good restaurants are over there.

I will message you on IG when I get back.
I used to live over in Vero and would bring a jay, a sandwich, and a fishing pole and spend the day over on the side of the Indian River fishing around the mangroves.
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