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Old 04-21-2019, 11:37 AM   #11
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I met a gent at a bus rally that used sheetrock in his conversion. He had a lot of trouble with cracking where the screws were and along the joints.
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I met a gent at a bus rally that used sheetrock in his conversion. He had a lot of trouble with cracking where the screws were and along the joints.
That's what drywall glue is for.
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All the flexing and twisting going down a road?
The drywall glue woups just tear the paper off of the back of the drywall and then it would be useless?
The screw holes will Waller out a lot quicker in shitrock than it will in a solid ply board.
But in either application if you plan for bus twisting,expansion/contraction of material with humidity and leave whatever material a 1/4" to 1/2" short and Use a flexible sealant or a trim like the floating floor idea you are less likely to have issues?
Don't think even type x (fire rated) Sheetrock is a good idea unless you are planning on keeping your bus space conditioned 24/7?
If you still want to go that route I would look into moisture resistant rock like gold board? But it still has to be covered by solid surface or tile. That I don't think would work well in a bus but there is an epoxy grout for tile I have heard that might work?
I think the plan for movement in the bus body,expansion/contraction with flexible sealants is the way to go and I don't see Sheetrock holding up at all?
I used sheetmetal studs and some track to make 1-1/2" walls and then covered them with 1/4" thick bead board/wainscoting . But that was my choice.
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That's what drywall glue is for.
To glue the mud back in that popped out of the screw holes?
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Okay so the consensus here seems to be not to do dry wall. I can live with that

Took two more seats out so the reality of building inside the bus is coming into reach slowly.

Also I took some pictures which may be helpful in identifying the flooring? From the hole around the seat bolts it looks like it's one thick layer of [something]. Not sure if there is a layer underneath or if I'll just have to build on top.







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