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Old 01-12-2015, 03:55 PM   #21
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According to this with a 20% waste allowance it will be < 650 for a kit to do it myself. I put the sq footage as a generic 250. Does this sound right?http://www.sprayfoamkit.com/land/project_estimator.html
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:18 PM   #22
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According to this with a 20% waste allowance it will be < 650 for a kit to do it myself. I put the sq footage as a generic 250. Does this sound right?http://www.sprayfoamkit.com/land/project_estimator.html
250sq/ft sounds like just the floor to me. 7.5x30ish right? Are you planing to spray the walls and ceiling? I'm no expert, but I am pretty sure you need to measure the sq/ft on the sides and top as well...
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:25 PM   #23
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I need to do some checking, but my plan is to do the sides and ceiling and go with something else on the floors. I may spray foam underneath the bus from below.
I'm just not going to give up much if any headroom.
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:29 PM   #24
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Yeah, you folks were right. when I put in the right dimensions the price jumped to 1600. I'll pass on that.
Maybe foam boards and great stuff are my best option.
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From all the info I have read on here for the last several years, the place you want to spend as much as you possibly can, is insulation. I don't think I have read a single thread that stated they had too much insulation. You have time on your hands and metal skills if I remember your skill-set correctly, do a 12" roof raise and insulate like hell. Give up the idea of roof A/C's and go with the tried and true, easy to replace and cheap 5 or 6K btu window units above the rear door and windshield. That is $800 saved right there and a load of headaches gone. Both Bansil and Lorna Have good pics and write-up on the A/C installs.
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:51 PM   #26
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I simply don''t have the equipment these days to be doing any roof raising. And I agree about insulation. But I don't HAVE the money to buy the BEST. So I will just make do. Who knows, maybe someone with a nice govt "rebate" check will buy this motorcycle off me and I'll have more cash. Anyone want a ZRX1200 that's been sitting for three years?
I'm trying to keep this bus sorta simple, though.
I can buy a high headroom 300 hp beast when I'm closer to actual retirement. Right now I'm on an extended low budget vacation.
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glad I found this post... I am just beginning to work on a 96 bluebird. Insulation was my first concern also since I am in Idaho and winters can get a little cold as well. Are you guys talking about actually framing against the interior walls and roof then adding insulation between the existing wall and the new interior wall? also ceiling? I am right at 6 ft tall and already a bit concerned about head room....
sorry for the dumb questions but I am obviously a newby and trying to learn from others miscomings... lol
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:33 PM   #28
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I"ve torn all the sheet metal out of the inside, and am replacing the fiberglass batting with foam board and some great stuff.
Leaving the factory stuff may be ok with a newer bus in warmer areas but its still gonna get pretty warm in the summers. Foam and luan will be replacing steel and fiberglass. The only headroom I'll really be losing will be whatever flooring and insulation I go with there.
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:35 PM   #29
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I cant stress enough the advantages of using poly-iso foam boards over the poly-styrene boards--they have an r-value of close to 7 per inch thickness. More expensive but more better!
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The purple iso stuff at Lowes that I plan to buy is one inch and it is 7.
I'm going to look for some 2 inch or double up on 1".
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