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Old 07-08-2018, 08:49 PM   #201
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I'm not sure I know the difference between a blind rivet and a solid rivet. The rivet in my picture does have a pin through it, as I was able to punch one out to the left of the rivet pictured (out of frame).


I'll see about the air chisel. My last one bit the dust after only a few hours. (Can you tell I'm a tad frustrated? I knew these were going to be touch, but eeyow....)


BTW, I'd like to be able to put the chair rail back on, at least in a few places. The air chisel won't elongate the hole, will it?
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:17 PM   #202
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I'm not sure I know the difference between a blind rivet and a solid rivet. The rivet in my picture does have a pin through it, as I was able to punch one out to the left of the rivet pictured (out of frame).


I'll see about the air chisel. My last one bit the dust after only a few hours. (Can you tell I'm a tad frustrated? I knew these were going to be touch, but eeyow....)


BTW, I'd like to be able to put the chair rail back on, at least in a few places. The air chisel won't elongate the hole, will it?

This video show exactly how to do it https://youtu.be/7NEs9i8Bmoo and it works great. I have a 2HP HF compressor and it didn't quite keep up with the air use but it was close enough that my arms usually got tired before I had to stop for the compressor to pump up.
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:44 PM   #203
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I'm not sure I know the difference between a blind rivet and a solid rivet. The rivet in my picture does have a pin through it, as I was able to punch one out to the left of the rivet pictured (out of frame).


I'll see about the air chisel. My last one bit the dust after only a few hours. (Can you tell I'm a tad frustrated? I knew these were going to be touch, but eeyow....)


BTW, I'd like to be able to put the chair rail back on, at least in a few places. The air chisel won't elongate the hole, will it?
Blind rivet is like what you posted, a solid rivet would be solid, pushed in the hole and the other smashed flat. Maybe someone here can tell me how they do that from the factory. The method for removing them I described was for Solid rivets. Your blind rivet can use a punch to drive the shaft(mandrel) through before drilling. Many times the rivet is aluminum and the mandrel steel, can play havoc on your drill bits. I haven't tried it, but the air chisel method seems to be the best choice from those who have done it.
You took your chair rail down? In this pic you can see blind rivets at the top, solid rivets and screws.
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:48 PM   #204
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This video show exactly how to do it https://youtu.be/7NEs9i8Bmoo and it works great. I have a 2HP HF compressor and it didn't quite keep up with the air use but it was close enough that my arms usually got tired before I had to stop for the compressor to pump up.

Thank you! I'll give that a go after a trip to harbor freight.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:24 PM   #205
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Hi MarkyDee, I've been enjoying your build. I'm curious where you got you bus from? You've mentioned you'd buy from him again but I don't remember seeing a name. Was it a dealer?
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Old 07-13-2018, 01:54 PM   #206
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What got my huge 1/4 inch solid rivets out the quickest was slotting the rivet head down the middle and then air chisel it off. Very quick and low energy expenditure.
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:45 PM   #207
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I have a 30í used school bus, flat face and honestly want/need design help!! Please donít tell me to check Pinterest, I canít seem to find decent layouts for my needs! Any advice? Thank you,
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:48 PM   #208
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Start a thread in the general area and youíll have more luck.
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:31 PM   #209
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Another question:


Saw this insulation in another thread:


https://www.insulation4less.com/Insu...Total-10M.aspx


What does everyone thing about my using it on my ceiling (as well as floor)?


Here's my ceiling again (some sort of foam between steel with fiberglass as the roof...):


The more insulation R value on the ceiling, the better. Remember, heat rises. I provided that link. The price for that insulation isn't that bad.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:58 PM   #210
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First, sorry I haven't posted, but last week was "day camp" for our outdoor "scouting" group and this week is county 4H fair week. We are involved in many activities both weeks.



Update on rivets:


The air chisel method works wonders. I had all the mandrels air hammered out in about an hour (about 150 of them). However, I'm stopped at needing a chisel that's about 1/2" or 3/4" wide to fit inside the chair rail at an angle so I can chisel out the heads (and I haven't found such a beast yet). All of my chisels are over 1" wide and don't fit inside the rails, and I don't have a grinder or belt sander to grind one down. My local Menard's and Home Depot don't carry such small air hammer tools, and I haven't found the correct search terms to find the tools on Amazon yet (but I've only had a go or two on Amazon so far).
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