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Old 11-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #11
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I just discovered you can't spray it in the winter. The sides of the bus have to be at least 60 degrees. Now I'm leaning to using all foam board. It is costing more because I need little over two kits. which means I have to buy three. My cheap genes are kicking in.

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Old 11-26-2013, 08:01 AM   #12
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When I was doing HVAC install at a commercial building and they were spraying foam there. I asked him how much to do my bus. Needless to say I was floored at the price. He wanted about 1500 for closed cell. Just a side note... I paid 1300 for the bus. I asked if bringing it on site would help the price he said no. Most of his cost is in prep or masking (labor) to get it ready to spray. I told them I would make it ready to spray and he let me know it would only be like 100 less.

I know this was only one vendor but just passing my experience.

I think I am going to get a smaller diy kit to get in the voids I cant reach with polyiso board. I am going to plan on doing my ceiling now so this will help me do a section at a time and not have my wallet slayed.
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Put as MUCH insulation that you can. Actually put MORE than you think that you need.

Being that I am not able to afford to run all my propane heaters, it was cold this morning. 13 outside, 38 inside. Fortunately, my electric blanket keeps me toasty at night.
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At Christmas we stayed in the bus,I have back 12ft partitioned off.

One 1500watt heater kept it at 51* and outside was 12*, front of bus was damn in lick the window...tongue stuck!

So partitions to make space smaller is also key, insulation helps with not loosing/gaining heat or cold.....if you leave anything w/o a heat/cool source long enough it will be same temp as environment
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