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Old 01-16-2017, 12:36 AM   #1
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Feedback for post on Insulation

Hey everyone, would you be willing to give me your thoughts/feedback/corrections to my recent post on insulating your bus? My goal for it is to be a good resource that gives someone a general understanding of what to do, without going into exhaustive detail of every option. Let me know if there are more photos/explanations/diagrams that would be helpful.

I'm considering a paragraph about vapor barriers (basically, my take on it is that they don't really make sense for a bus, but I thought I should explain that) thoughts?

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Old 01-16-2017, 06:57 AM   #2
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great job Sammy. #1 with propane heat if you use a vented model you wont have a moister issue. and #2 in the insulation pic shows the wood furring strip against the metal rib, it should have a thermal break between the two. just my 2 cents.
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What sort of thermal break on top of ribs?
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:42 AM   #4
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great job Sammy. #1 with propane heat if you use a vented model you wont have a moister issue. and #2 in the insulation pic shows the wood furring strip against the metal rib, it should have a thermal break between the two. just my 2 cents.
Good point on the propane, I'll add that in. On point #2, isn't the furring strip itself a half-way decent thermal break? I mean it's wood, so not perfect by any means, but seems like it would be adequate.
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Wood will transfer heat and cold. I just insulated , I have pics In my build album. Just another way of doing it. Its not perfect.
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:23 AM   #6
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do you have a photo of what you used for a thermal break between the furring and the ribs? or can you just tell me what kind of material you'd recommend, and how you attached it.
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:59 AM   #7
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per dave's album link in his post, it appears he used 1/2" blue foam board as thermal break material.
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Old 01-16-2017, 12:50 PM   #8
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ah, missed that. Thanks!
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That was the first try but i ripped it all out. After i sprayed foamed even with the ribs i put 1/2 poly board up with a few screws here and there till i put the plywood strips up. I used self tappers to secure the strips to the ribs. I used a long piece of steel to shave of the excess foam using the ribs for a guide.
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