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Old 02-15-2017, 11:13 AM   #11
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Looking good! I believe you may more space in your cabinets than I have in my whole bus!
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:20 AM   #12
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That's funny Tango, but I bet your shorty will have more character !!!
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:21 AM   #13
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those are some seriously nice lookin cabinets!! fine custom work!
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:39 AM   #14
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Thanks Cadillackid. Still got a few more to build and dry fit. Then take them all out, sand and paint. While there out, I will start insulating and do the electrical work.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:40 AM   #15
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Thanks Cadillackid. Still got a few more to build and dry fit. Then take them all out, sand and paint. While there out, I will start insulating and do the electrical work.

yeah if your carpenter is like mine then its about ZERO insulating properties... I havent torn mine apart yet to see whats inside but if theres any insulation it has to be shot.
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:36 PM   #16
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yeah if your carpenter is like mine then its about ZERO insulating properties... I havent torn mine apart yet to see whats inside but if theres any insulation it has to be shot.
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yep, you are right Christopher. I decided to leave the ceiling skin on. I drilled strategic 4" holes in various places to inspect the inside of the roof. There is only 3/4" batt in there. Ceiling looks great though. I am adding 2" of Styrofoam to the surface skin. My ceiling height is 78"and I'm only 5'9", so it works out pretty good. I only plan on going places where the temp is milder than the South Texas Summers. During the winter, I'll hang out here in the south.
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:52 PM   #17
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yep, you are right Christopher. I decided to leave the ceiling skin on. I drilled strategic 4" holes in various places to inspect the inside of the roof. There is only 3/4" batt in there. Ceiling looks great though. I am adding 2" of Styrofoam to the surface skin. My ceiling height is 78"and I'm only 5'9", so it works out pretty good. I only plan on going places where the temp is milder than the South Texas Summers. During the winter, I'll hang out here in the south.
my ceiling in my carpenter is screwed and not riveted... and it gets HOT fast.. hot enough that in the sunshine of summer even in mild temperatures 65,000 BTU of A/C aint making it ice cold...

im only 5'9 also.. and I stand up fime in my bluebird which is a lower-ceiling.. I like your idea of just styrofoaming the existing ceiling and skinning with something.. I could get away with that too... my carpemnter is also 78". bluebird is 72" and I dont bump my head.
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:35 AM   #18
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Bluto update

Now that we seem to be moving ahead after that damn Harvey, I was able to retire this week and got back on the bus and started working. Finally was able to start insulating the ceiling.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:43 AM   #19
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Lookin' good Phatman. Glad to hear you are out from under most of Harvey ang getting back to the bus. Pretty much the same here. The hurricane work is 99% done...now I just have to figure out how to pay for it all.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:40 AM   #20
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Roger that Tango. No water in my house but had only 4" in the shop. The 4 major things that were damaged, flood insurance didn't cover a damn thing. Has to come out my pocket. What a way start a retirement. I'll be looking you up at the Rehab soon. We'll see if we can get the others moving in that direction !!!!
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