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Old 05-10-2008, 01:06 AM   #1
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Sheet metal guage for windows

What thickness are you all using when taking out windows and covering them with sheet metal?
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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Re: Sheet metal guage for windows

I am wondering the same thing. Also are you gonna cut out the pieces to fit each window or long sheets?
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:43 PM   #3
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Re: Sheet metal guage for windows

After we raised the roof, we went back with 20ga. paint-lock. If you are doing one window at a time, I think a lighter gauge would be ok, especially if you are backing it with a plywood or something. I still wouldn't go lighter than a 26ga. doing one at a time and that with a backing.
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Re: Sheet metal guage for windows

I used 18ga and i dont think I would use any thinner just because i dont wanna have the thundereffect driving down the road.
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Re: Sheet metal guage for windows

Thanks everyone. I'm going to be covering the lower windows on the rear of the bus but keeping the higher ones. I also plan on removing 1-2 windows on each side. I plan on sheet metal, insulation board and then my wall paneling.
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I am wondering the same thing. Also are you gonna cut out the pieces to fit each window or long sheets?
Individual pieces. I also have some rust on the back that I'm going to clean out, bondo up and cover with sheet metal.
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:40 AM   #7
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If you're adding plywood (or rigid insulation) behind it, I'd use some construction ashesive
WARNING!!!! read the label for your liquid nails if you plan to glue your hard insulation. make sure its the kind that is safe to use on hard insulation otherwise the liquid nails will eat your insulation up. END of WARNING

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There is a specific type for polystyrene. It's what they use to glue it to concrete for foundation insulation. lol....I don't add "be sure & read the directions" because I figure everyone is that intelligent

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its like pouring gas in a styrofoam cup ugh
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Read instructions. Why the hell would I want to do that? I'm a guy. It's against my genetic upbringing.
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