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Old 02-10-2018, 04:21 PM   #1
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I live in Belgium and it is very cold in winter and mostly it snows every year. When I want to live in a bus... Is extra isolation necessary?
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:30 PM   #2
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I live in Belgium and it is very cold in winter and mostly it snows every year. When I want to live in a bus... Is extra isolation necessary?
How isolated you are is entirely up to you, but if it's cold where you are I would want lots of INSULATION. Yes, it is necessary if you don't want to be cold.
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I live in Belgium and it is very cold in winter and mostly it snows every year. When I want to live in a bus... Is extra isolation necessary?
Effective insulation performs a number of functions, just as it does in a home.

It slows down, or prevents heat transfer. That means that it keeps cold things cold, and vice-versa.

Additionally, it helps keep condensation to a minimum which has a significant effect on how comfortable a space is to spend time in, as well as reducing the incidence of problems like rot and mold, symptomatic in damp spaces.

A bus is a horrible environment to make a home in. It's a tin can and, without insulation suffers all of the worst effects of heat, cold and damp. It was insulated from the factory, but the brief was merely to keep it bearable for passengers for a few minutes (usually) every day.

You need to improve on that if you want to live in it, and your heating and cooling bills will thank you.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:37 PM   #4
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I live in Belgium and it is very cold in winter and mostly it snows every year. When I want to live in a bus... Is extra isolation necessary?

Extra insulation is almost always necessary. Most busses weren't intended for long term occupancy. Thus, they're only well insulated enough to be comfortable for the average time a passenger would be onboard.

There was a site that I found the other day (I'll see if I can find it again) but it was basically an R-value calculator to give you a general idea of what you wanted your insulation rating to be based on temperature differential.

For example, if it's -6 outside, and you want the inside of the bus to be at 10, it tells you what value of insulation you'd need to sustain that.

and of course whatever you're using as a heat source would also effect that. but the generality is that whatever wether you're going to encounter, you want to have the best level of insulation as you can afford to.
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:24 PM   #5
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I live in Belgium and it is very cold in winter and mostly it snows every year. When I want to live in a bus... Is extra isolation necessary?
Yep...if you mean "insulation"...buses tend to under insulated

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Extra insulation is almost always necessary. Most busses weren't intended for long term occupancy.
buss
[bəs]
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a kiss.

Busses are multiple kisses. Buses are multiple vehicles.
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Busses are multiple kisses. Buses are multiple vehicles.

My autocorrect 1.doesn't catch everything I goof on and 2.Somtimes sabotages me anyway. Nice catch though I guess
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