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Old 02-17-2018, 06:23 PM   #1
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Vaulted ceiling and residential windows?

Hey Everyone,

I came across Nat_ster's build thread recently. I got excited about some of his ideas.

I had considered a vaulted ceiling like he was doing. I had some ideas as to how I would go about it. I think Nat_ster had a better idea.

I also am curious as to how the residential windows worked out. I would not have considered residential (tempered) until I saw his build.

Anyone here followed his example or know how his build worked out?

I am really curious about those two items.

Thank you.

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Old 02-17-2018, 08:58 PM   #2
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IMHO, a bus flexes to much for house windows and over time they may leak and become drafty.
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:16 PM   #3
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It's funny that you should bring up Nate's. He left this site, just about the time I signed up, due to some trouble similar to the recent bannings. He was also apparently quite a knowledgable guy. I've only read portions of his build and it's usually very interesting. I tried to contact him several years ago but he didn't respond.
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Old 02-17-2018, 10:25 PM   #4
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It's funny that you should bring up Nate's. He left this site, just about the time I signed up, due to some trouble similar to the recent bannings. He was also apparently quite a knowledgable guy. I've only read portions of his build and it's usually very interesting. I tried to contact him several years ago but he didn't respond.
In the last 24 hours, several people have contacted me with concerns about how some folk on this site interact.

To be honest, it's a little depressing. I came here because I wanted to build a Skoolie. Indeed, I am building a Skoolie and that journey will continue regardless.

There should be no "territory" here, no reason to not simply accept people's differences and revel in a joint enterprise.

This is a Forum, about School Buses. There are real problems in the world and none of them surround school buses.

I have views. I could go on for hours about politics, guns, religion and the rest of the hot-button issues. I don't do that here. I don't care what personal views people hold provided all they are discussing with me and others is the conversion of their bus. The site will run vastly more smoothly if we all leave our thoughts about the last President, or the current one, at the door, and if we refrain from forming cliques.

I resolve to remain out of it, and post about buses. If I am wrong then tell me I'm wrong, but you don't need "supporters" for your view, because I don't bite.

Is it really that hard to be nice to each other?

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Old 02-17-2018, 10:29 PM   #5
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Nat's long gone but OLTrunt used some residential windows in his build. He's mostly over on Nomadicista.com these days but still stops by Skoolie now and then.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f20/ho...mite-9669.html

https://nomadicista.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2658
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Hey Everyone,

I came across Nat_ster's build thread recently. I got excited about some of his ideas.

I had considered a vaulted ceiling like he was doing. I had some ideas as to how I would go about it. I think Nat_ster had a better idea.

I also am curious as to how the residential windows worked out. I would not have considered residential (tempered) until I saw his build.

Anyone here followed his example or know how his build worked out?

I am really curious about those two items.

Thank you.

S.
You must be talking about the four season prime. haha. yes he did some great work on that bus and i wish i could've seen it go further as well. i was also going to go the vaulted ceiling route, since i was going with a cabin feel, it wouldve worked great BUT in the end i ended up just using the natural bus curve. for no particular reason.
he covered everything in POR15, he even got the inside of the ribs coated with it, with a wire and paint soaked towel. now thats some ingenuity!
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:53 AM   #7
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IMHO, a bus flexes to much for house windows and over time they may leak and become drafty.
That has been my thought as well.

I am hoping to hear from folks who have tried it and see how it worked out in the real world.
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Old 02-26-2018, 01:09 PM   #8
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From time to time I have seen buses with residential windows.

I have some concerns about longevity in this application.

I would love to hear from someone who has done it regarding how they perform over time?

Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:41 PM   #9
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I just bought one of these to see how well it would fit in my build.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/American...n-LS/204781460
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:53 PM   #10
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I would think the glass should be tempered or safety glass...I would be really worried about hitting a big bump and having the residential style glass shatter....

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