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Old 12-20-2020, 05:05 PM   #1581
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I used it for the ceiling in my shower. Haven’t done a stress test yet, but it looks good!!
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Old 12-20-2020, 07:09 PM   #1582
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I used it for the ceiling in my shower. Haven’t done a stress test yet, but it looks good!!
Just glued in place? I'm wondering if these screws will be necessary.
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Old 12-20-2020, 08:59 PM   #1583
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Old 12-21-2020, 12:02 AM   #1584
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Just glued in place? I'm wondering if these screws will be necessary.
Yes. I used welwood contact glue. Then I used a polyurethane caulk.
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Old 12-21-2020, 02:04 AM   #1585
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I would suggest a Dremmel with an abbrasive tip to make the countersink bevels.
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Old 12-21-2020, 06:13 PM   #1586
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Finally had to buy some retail 3/4" plywood for this piece since it's 67". $35, yeesh - and not really any better quality than my cheap craigslist stuff. Worse, in fact, since most of the CL stuff had one furniture-quality side.

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This shows the route my kitchen sink drain hose will take, down at an angle behind the tub and then joining with the tub drain in the back. I wasn't entirely sure there'd be room behind the tub for this but there is. My backup plan was to run the drain hose inside the tub and into the tub drain, which would have been pretty nasty.

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Not sure exactly how I'll do this drain. I don't to want to fit a bunch of PVC pieces to match that path. I'm thinking of using 1" flexible hose meant for a dishwasher drain.
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Old 12-21-2020, 06:33 PM   #1587
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I used the plastic sheets from homedepot on my custom boat bed, used epoxy to glue a sandwich with styrofoam. Epoxy worked just fine, I would keep metal (i.e. screws) away from a shower if possible.
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Old 12-22-2020, 09:16 AM   #1588
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I would add that the thin plastic sheets shrink and grow quite a lot with cold and heat, just like flooring does it needs expansion and contraction points.
I've also suggested using vinyl flooring for a shower surround, it comes in 12ft wide and cut to length, so can wrap a shower in a single piece.
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Old 12-22-2020, 05:06 PM   #1589
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Decided to insulate over this back part of the wheel well so that I can pass the sink drain and water hoses under the back edge of this box.

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Had to temporarily remove my mud flaps for these two screws from the inside.

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Sawed-off and seam-sealed.

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Old 12-23-2020, 05:50 PM   #1590
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This might be the ugliest thing I've done on my bus. I just cut random pieces of XPS to fit against the rounded corner of the well and glued them in.

I've been using Gorilla Glue heavy duty construction adhesive to glue my foam and it works extremely well and dries quickly. Foam is stuck well on wood or metal or other foam. And it tastes great!

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Cross piece to hold the "top" of the shower stall panel. This had an accidental benefit because the piece of trim above it had been warping up slightly, so I could screw it down to this cross piece and mostly straighten it out.

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Old 12-28-2020, 08:03 PM   #1591
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Just a few little bits to insulate and then the original bus part will be hidden forever.
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Old 12-29-2020, 05:18 PM   #1592
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Is that little white snake the future path of your sink drain?
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This piece will go under the step part of the tub.

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This wood strip will hopefully remain unused, but if the seam between the two cut pieces of the tub ends up cracking or unsealing, this will be under there for me to screw both halves into, if necessary.

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And that's a wrap! No more bus showing inside (except the windows and doors).
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Is that little white snake the future path of your sink drain?
Yeah, I bought this material to see if it would work but it's corrugated on the inside as well as the outside so I'm not going to use it. This is just to make sure I can basically snake something through this path. I'm going to attempt to heat-bend PVC for the real drain.

Everything about this tub just barely fits in this space here.
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Yeah, I bought this material to see if it would work but it's corrugated on the inside as well as the outside so I'm not going to use it. This is just to make sure I can basically snake something through this path. I'm going to attempt to heat-bend PVC for the real drain.

Everything about this tub just barely fits in this space here.
Hey Musigenesis, when I bend schedule 40 PVC pipe, I use a bucket of water, a wash rag and a Milwaukee heat gun. As the pipe starts to get pliable, you can gradually make your bend, then use your wet rag in the bucket to seal the bend. When you drag that wet rag over the bend it will freeze your bend solid. Takes just a wee bit of practice, but I’m sure you’ll get he hang of it quickly. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Hey Musigenesis, when I bend schedule 40 PVC pipe, I use a bucket of water, a wash rag and a Milwaukee heat gun. As the pipe starts to get pliable, you can gradually make your bend, then use your wet rag in the bucket to seal the bend. When you drag that wet rag over the bend it will freeze your bend solid. Takes just a wee bit of practice, but I’m sure you’ll get he hang of it quickly. Just my 2 cents worth.
Crap, I only have a DeWalt heat gun.

I will try the wet rag thing. I bought some PVC to practice on before I do the real thing.
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After everything you've been through preparing (eh, re-pairing. Or is that de-rusting? Whatever) the foundation of your build, it's gotta feel great to get the the point you are now. Tripped out when I saw your first post date wasn't (relatively) that long ago, all things considered. Amazing progress!
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Hahahaha !! I guess the brand name really doesn’t matter. I guess it’s guys talking to guys thing. You know, BS. You sound like me, when I haven’t done something, I like to practice on scraps. Be careful, that $hit is hot to the naked fingers. I enjoy reading your build even at 3 in the morning!!
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Exactly. I should have named my bus "Scraps", in fact.
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