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Old 02-17-2013, 12:54 AM   #81
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Hi! My boyfriend and I recently began the process of converting a bus to live in full time in the Appalachian Mountains. I'm lost as to whether I need one of the 4gmp tankless water heaters from Home Depot, or if I can get away with something smaller? Are you still living in your bus full time? If so, how do you like your hot water heater?

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I like my Water heater however on very cold days I have to choke the flow of water to allow it to heat up... if the outside temp rises then so does the temp of my water accordingly... so I have to loosen the flow regulator a bit. Also I can compensate this adjustment at my shower head. Also I use NO cold water... It's just straight from the HWH... My shower head is a Pex Manifold which does NOT blend the Cold and Hot - its cold on one side and hot on the other... so I just use the Hot side and regulate that. A real shower head may alleviate that problem but I wanted my water to come out at the roof so I opted to make my own shower head.

And yes I am in it full time.The on demand is great!!!!! Only takes a few seconds to go about 15'...
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:54 PM   #82
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Got the Fireplace Stoned in with a 46" Samsung up Top... Working on the kitchen now!!!!
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #83
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Usmcbay,
Do you think now it definitely would be worth pulling the roof down, spraying the foam then putting the metal roof back in, or put maybe wood back up instead? We're definitely going with spray foam inside with elastomeric coating on the roof when we get our bus, . Also, did you lose much interior space with the foam? How are your temps on the floor?

And your fireplace looks great! Nice job!
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X2 on the fireplace. Great looking stone work.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #85
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Thx... Now I've got my Dash completely tore down... It looks scary but I've got it all documented what goes where!~ (I think!!!)

I've laminated the dash with an African Wood Laminate - it looks amazing so far. I had a lil accident with a Candle : / so now I have to redo a bit of it. but all and all still living 100% in a Bus and LOVING IT. It's been 1.5yrs and I've enjoyed everyday of it...
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good to hear, and welcome back
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #87
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Thx... I'm going to have to tackle some pretty tough things coming up... Installing my Generac RV generator I got LAST YEAR!

Make some storage and Propane storage under my floors accessible from the sides (Typical RV / Greyhound access type doors)...
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:35 PM   #88
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Usmcbay,
Do you think now it definitely would be worth pulling the roof down, spraying the foam then putting the metal roof back in, or put maybe wood back up instead? We're definitely going with spray foam inside with elastomeric coating on the roof when we get our bus, . Also, did you lose much interior space with the foam? How are your temps on the floor?

And your fireplace looks great! Nice job!
I'm sorry I'm just now replying... Here's my only hindsight issue if I would have sprayed the roof... I'm going to put some 12v LED lighting in at strategic points (I currently use magnetic lighting) such as in the Shower, over the Stove, Sink, and Prep area... Over my Folding Dinning table when I get it in, and in the Bedroom and Bathroom and over the Driver seat... so if I would have sprayed the ceiling with foam i wouldnt be able to fish for the existing 12v wiring...

BUT - having said that - I would not disagree if you are willing to do it - it would be time and money wisely invested~!!!!!!!
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