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Old 09-24-2019, 02:10 PM   #1
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Seat and ceiling removaló now what?!

I spent the summer beginning demolition on my 1997í Thomas International school bus. We have finished removing all of the school bus seats, ceiling, some lighting, heater, and most of the tubing connected to it. Iím thinking next steps should be floor and wall removal. Iím not quite sure which to start with or if it really even matters? One thought I have is that maybe it would be smartest to remove the floor first then the walls since the windows will need to be removed at this point as well?! Iíve also read that itís really important to leave the lowest panels of the wall in place since they are what hold together the bottom frame to the top of the bus? Iím also thinking I should remove all insulation during next steps and maybe contact an electrician during this time as well??

Iíd love to hear everyoneís suggestions and tips/tricks for these next steps. Thank you in advance!!
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:57 PM   #2
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I spent the summer beginning demolition on my 1997í Thomas International school bus. We have finished removing all of the school bus seats, ceiling, some lighting, heater, and most of the tubing connected to it. Iím thinking next steps should be floor and wall removal. Iím not quite sure which to start with or if it really even matters? One thought I have is that maybe it would be smartest to remove the floor first then the walls since the windows will need to be removed at this point as well?! Iíve also read that itís really important to leave the lowest panels of the wall in place since they are what hold together the bottom frame to the top of the bus? Iím also thinking I should remove all insulation during next steps and maybe contact an electrician during this time as well??

Iíd love to hear everyoneís suggestions and tips/tricks for these next steps. Thank you in advance!!
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:56 PM   #3
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First off is water leaks. If the bus is naked inside then wait for a heavy rainstorm and hang out in the bus and look for water leaks. These will destroy the interior work. If you have gutted bus then now is the time to run any wiring or plumbing you have planned out. Not planned out? Well you have to now. After you have all the 12V and/or 110v wiring run and maybe some plumbing, then you can spray foam the interior of the bus because if you stripped it bare, then do the insulation right.
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