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Old 08-01-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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Covering original bus windows?

Question: I've noticed on many builds, instead of removing the original bus windows, they cover them on the outside with sheet metal and inside with whatever is being built in that area. To me this is the same as just drywalling over an existing window in a sticks-and-bricks instead of removing the window and framing it in properly.
Any input on why people do it this way instead of removing the unneeded window and framing/insulating it properly?
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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Re: Covering original bus windows?

Time, Money, Work, etc.......

so much work to do a conversion some folks just cut corners would be my guess...
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:10 AM   #3
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Re: Covering original bus windows?

We used the original window framing and removed the glass parts. Reusing the frame work of the window meant less materials we had to buy.



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Old 08-01-2011, 01:23 PM   #4
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Re: Covering original bus windows?

[quote="lornaschinske"]We used the original window framing and removed the glass parts. Reusing the frame work of the window meant less materials we had to buy.

This I can see doing, since it's making good use of the existing frame for a good fit.
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Re: Covering original bus windows?

That tiss the question. I debated back and forth and finally settled on removing the window, frame and all.

Really no right or wrong way of doing it. Just personal preference.
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Re: Covering original bus windows?

Lorna,
could you elaborate a little more on how you did this. I looked at the pics. and it looks like you took out the panes and put 1/4" plywood covered with what gauge tin???
This is something I have a great deal of concern over as I simply don't want the out-lay of hundreds of dollars to cover the window opening only to buy more windows to put in their place. It gets extremely cold here in the winter months and I HAVE TO replace these old bus windows with something; but my budget won't allow steel. I've actually considered marine grade 1/4" plywood on the outside; but the windows gotta go!!!

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We used the original window framing and removed the glass parts. Reusing the frame work of the window meant less materials we had to buy.



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Re: Covering original bus windows?

We knocked out the windows, put foam insulation in them and also caulked the window so nothing would seep in. We insulated it thick enough so it caught up to the depth of the walls. I'm sure if you look at my bus conversion you can find pictures of it, or on our facebook page. Do it right. We didn't take shortcuts. We did make some errors though, ha.
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