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Old 08-08-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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Sheet metal over windows...

Anyone have details pictures of covering window openings?

Basically my main question is how did you seal them? Did you use screws, rivets, or welding?

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Old 08-08-2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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Re: Sheet metal over windows...

I don't really have any detailed pics, but got a couple of pics... I can only speak for myself, I left most of the existing windows & glass in place, closed them is about all I did. Then covered them with metal, used pop-rivets at first, then switched over to TEK screws to speed up the operation. Didn't really seal them, wanted any moisture or condensation that might form on the inside to have a way to weep/seep out.







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Old 08-08-2008, 10:34 PM   #3
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Re: Sheet metal over windows...

I have posted information of how I did the sheet metal on my bus here.
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Re: Sheet metal over windows...

It's funny that this topic was posted today. I called two heating/sheet metal places today to find out prices steel sheet to cover some of my windows. The first place only handles 10ft sheets. So I asked for a price on a 10ft x 29in piece in 22guage. Price was $30. I thought that was cheap. They gave me a number to another place that had rolls. They told me $43 for 12ft x 29in in 24 guage. I could do one more window with a 12 foot piece. Now, my question for Abbott is why did you chose 20 guage. Is 22 or 24 guage to thin?
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:04 AM   #5
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Re: Sheet metal over windows...

Yeah, I liked the heavier 20 gauge sheets.
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:12 PM   #6
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Re: Sheet metal over windows...

Does it make a difference in sound or is it just prefernce?
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Re: Sheet metal over windows...

Chuck, is that what you used instead of sheet metal or that on the inside? The price of the different guages is not that much. I just want to fit under the roof before I rivet, but I don't want to get more than I need. Since other people have gone through this, why reinvent the wheel.
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Re: Sheet metal over windows...

The price from the first place was cutting down a 4x10 sheet and I would be paying for the waste. Second place has rolls 36" and 60" wide. It is cheaper for them to cut two from the 60" roll. If someone wanted a one piece skin, I guess that would be the way to go. Prices are 10-15 bucks up or down. Not a deal breaker. I just have a bad habit of going overkill when I do something and don't want to get metal thicker than I need.
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Re: Sheet metal over windows...

Galvanized. My friend told me there is special primer for galvanized metal. I will probably go with the stuff from the rolls after I figure out the thickness.
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There is a special primer (metal prep) for galvy or you can wipe it down with vinegar or 50/50 water muriatic acid.
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