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Old 10-16-2017, 10:32 AM   #1
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Framing floor to ceiling or nah?

Stuck but I think I know what I want to do here.

I want to reinsert my windows and caulk them well after cleaning and lubricating them. (Any advice on making old '95 bus windows more insulated beyond heavy curtains welcomed.)

After that I want to frame up my walls using a few methods.

For floor-ceiling framing and walls I'm thinking

If you look closely it seems they cut a notch in their 2x3-4 and sidled it in. This seems like it would work but I'd love to hear from yall.

The other way, for floor to bottom of window framing looks more like this


Floor to ceiling framing, floor to window framing, insulating and securing windows.

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Old 10-16-2017, 12:57 PM   #2
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I don't know of anything short of replacing these windows would help with insulation. Some people use reflective (rolls) of insulation when they need it.

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Old 10-16-2017, 04:21 PM   #3
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Bus windows are horrible for insulation value.
Replace them or cover the sin out of them.
Solid state windows are cheap, I got nine windows for my bus for about $700. Prehung, sliders and mostly solid state windows.
Cheap easy and triple pane dual gas for a much better R value.
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:49 PM   #4
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New2Skool, can you show some pictures of the windows please?

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Old 12-10-2017, 04:15 PM   #5
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Wonder if anyone has tried stacking some up like a poor mans double pane

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Old 12-10-2017, 04:29 PM   #6
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Unfort U would still need an inert gas between the 2 panes or you will not see any difference. Therefore you would need a permanent air tight seal between the 2 panes. I would either cover and insulate, or replace them.....Just my 2 cents. We all have our own ways of getting to the same destination tho.
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