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Old 10-07-2017, 02:13 PM   #1
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Floor prep

Getting ready to begin framing and putting in a floor. There's a rubber aisle and lots of screws in the floor that are pretty full of dirt and gross as well as metal trim. What are yalls thoughts on leaving or removing these?

Was thinking about just leaving them and putting a floor over them because they seem inconsequential and taking them out would just mean more holes to fill in. Current plan is to just scrub the floor really well and lay 2x4s across for ribs, insulate and put a floor on top of that.
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:35 PM   #2
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I think the "old-timers" on the board will tell you that pulling up the rubber mat is wise. It allows you to see and take care of any rust on the metal decking before the floor rusts out and you find yourself sleeping on the ground....

I'm going to do that to my coach bus. The rust on the frame of my bus gives me dread about how much moisture has gotten to the floor....
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:36 PM   #3
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Getting ready to begin framing and putting in a floor. There's a rubber aisle and lots of screws in the floor that are pretty full of dirt and gross as well as metal trim. What are yalls thoughts on leaving or removing these?

Was thinking about just leaving them and putting a floor over them because they seem inconsequential and taking them out would just mean more holes to fill in. Current plan is to just scrub the floor really well and lay 2x4s across for ribs, insulate and put a floor on top of that.
We removed everything to the bare metal. That way we can treat the surface rust and build up from there.
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:40 PM   #4
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We removed everything to the bare metal. That way we can treat the surface rust and build up from there.
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:55 PM   #5
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... and keep the photographs, because "doing it right" adds thousands (or at least will make it much easier to sell) if you ever want to sell it.

I've seen quite a few attractive conversions that I would walk away from, because they didn't insulate the floor, or the ceiling. The problem is that to put that right means the bus has to be gutted ... again.
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