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Old 03-28-2020, 09:46 PM   #581
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I've been thinking of getting something like this and cutting off the armrest on the right side and having that up against the side, then an ottoman on rollers at the end to make the whole thing long enough for a bed.

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Old 03-29-2020, 12:47 AM   #582
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This is how I'm going to handle my roof curvature. I'm going to build jigs once I figure out the right depths and numbers of cuts so I can mass-produce all the sections for my ceiling. They should just squeeze in and then be held in place by my front-to-back furring strips. I'm planning to use 1.5" board which will bend a bit more easily on its own than this 2" stuff.
Yeah, but the 2" has 1/2" more uncut (uncurf'd) which makes it easier to bend with said curfs. I totally believe you can do it with the 1.5" foam. It may take a little more planning/practice.
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:49 AM   #583
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I've been thinking of getting something like this and cutting off the armrest on the right side and having that up against the side, then an ottoman on rollers at the end to make the whole thing long enough for a bed.

It could indeed work with or without the arm removal, I believe.


We got a sleeper seat off CraigsList for free and will adapt it as a spare bed in our build.
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Old 03-30-2020, 12:53 PM   #584
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Dry fitting, just to make sure.

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Dynatron-550, of course.

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Tried to then put the panel on upside-down, with the posts for the smaller hatch sticking downward. Freaked out for a bit because it didn't fit the holes, then realized and flipped it over.

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One of my windows is still leaking. It's nice to see the water puddling instead of seeping through my floor. I know where the leak is, fortunately.

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Old 03-30-2020, 02:40 PM   #585
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This is how I'm going to handle my roof curvature. I'm going to build jigs once I figure out the right depths and numbers of cuts so I can mass-produce all the sections for my ceiling. They should just squeeze in and then be held in place by my front-to-back furring strips. I'm planning to use 1.5" board which will bend a bit more easily on its own than this 2" stuff.
That is a pretty cool idea! I didn't have that much headroom to use that thick of insulation!! I used furring strips and then polyiso insulation and mine was thin enough it flexed without breaking.
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That is a pretty cool idea! I didn't have that much headroom to use that thick of insulation!! I used furring strips and then polyiso insulation and mine was thin enough it flexed without breaking.
The 1.5" XPS is going to go into the cavities between my ribs (on an IC the ribs are exactly an inch and a half deep; on Blue Birds it seems they're closer to 2") so no loss of headroom there. Then I'll use 1X furring strips with 0.75" XPS in between them, so with my 1/4" plywood ceiling I'll only be losing 1" of headroom total off the ceiling.
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The 1.5" XPS is going to go into the cavities between my ribs (on an IC the ribs are exactly an inch and a half deep; on Blue Birds it seems they're closer to 2") so no loss of headroom there. Then I'll use 1X furring strips with 0.75" XPS in between them, so with my 1/4" plywood ceiling I'll only be losing 1" of headroom total off the ceiling.
That's even better!!! I left my original insulation in place, then furring strip creating an air gap then polyiso before my T&G carsiding. I think yours will be better insulated than mine.
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Made a strap/hanger whatchamacallit out of some scrap galvanized to support my piece of flex pipe in the middle. Couldn't finish attaching it because I only brought ONE FREAKING BOLT to my bus.

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Old 03-30-2020, 04:53 PM   #589
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We have thunderstorms rolling through right now and the power keeps flickering. In just the few years that I've been living in the Philly suburbs, I've been without electricity for close to a month total, which is vastly more than the entire rest of my life combined. So even in the good times the power going out was something to be very concerned with; these days it's even more of a concern. I'm glad I have two generators, although neither is something I can run all the time.

At my last house (also here in the suburbs) I had a neighbor with a big generator system that came on automatically, so in addition to not having power for long stretches myself, I had to deal with the 24 hour noise of his generator and his floodlights (which came on with the genny for some reason).
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Seems like you could bring the bus 'home' now and not have the neighbors be such dicks about it...
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Seems like you could bring the bus 'home' now and not have the neighbors be such dicks about it...
I suspect they'd be even more likely to be dicks about it, since they'd have to be looking at it more often.
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Are you going to paint the inside floor surface yellow to match?
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Are you going to paint the inside floor surface yellow to match?
Yeah, that's the plan. The inside doesn't really have to be yellow since it will all be covered by the subfloor, but it eases the logistical strain to only have one color of Rustoleum to stock up on.

I was going to make the wheel wells black but now I'm thinking yellow, and these will be visible from the outside, of course. I'm kinda worried that staring at this much yellow for so long has warped my aesthetics.
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Yeah, that's the plan. The inside doesn't really have to be yellow since it will all be covered by the subfloor, but it eases the logistical strain to only have one color of Rustoleum to stock up on.

I was going to make the wheel wells black but now I'm thinking yellow, and these will be visible from the outside, of course. I'm kinda worried that staring at this much yellow for so long has warped my aesthetics.
It will make for an interesting picture, to be sure.
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I've been thinking of getting something like this and cutting off the armrest on the right side and having that up against the side, then an ottoman on rollers at the end to make the whole thing long enough for a bed.
I have an OLD one of those from my grandparents. Its tiffany blue.
Its pretty comfy, I'd imagine it could double as a bed.
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I have an OLD one of those from my grandparents. Its tiffany blue.
Its pretty comfy, I'd imagine it could double as a bed.
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This one's ideal because it's very narrow (29") and has a perfectly rectangular footprint. Its main flaw is that it's in Jersey so I probably won't be able to get it until July, if then.

I have this tendency to fall in love with CL/FBM stuff and then be disappointed for a long time when I don't end up with it.
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I'll bet stuff like furniture will be real cheap in a few months man. Could probably score a new one cheap if you're vigilant.
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