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Old 04-02-2012, 10:26 AM   #21
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this is what we did this weekend and I'm EXTREMELY satisfied with the Rub / Squeak results...

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Rubber Floor Out (Smell Gone) - 1/2" Foam Board down and Aluminum Taped, 1/2" Plywood down and screwed in with 2 1/2" Self Tapping screws, Solid Bamboo Floors glued down with Tile Glue... Do Not... waste your money on "Bamboo Glue".

All Plywood was gaped 1/8" between sheets and 1/4" from the walls and wheel wells to eliminate the possibility of squeaking later on! All Gaps were then filled in with Tile Glue as we lay the Bamboo floor down. Bamboo planks were also gaped 1/4" from any metal.

Driving around we had no Squeaks (Woo Hoo) and No Movement...

Warning: When using tile glue prepare for extreme stickiness everywhere and all over every tool no matter how careful you are! It's aggravating but just part of it!
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #22
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I used my torch removing some stuff on the bus... and the plasma cutter... Prefer the propane one if i am cutting up cars...
Speaking of fire extinguishers, I have 7 in my bus.. One in each room where there is a propane appliance, and one close to the generator, one in engine bay, and one on each side of compartments.. Just hung up three last week, and am putting my semi fire extinguisher sign on the drivers side front compartment.
I have many class c ones as i work on heavy equipment and the ones for resale almost always come with one, (so i keep those) and i am required to have them in my handicapped apartments...
Over the last 50 years, i have had a few shop and a couple of equipment fires, and a spray hose near, and/or fire extingisher has saved everything that ever had a fire.

For those who have busses, it is a good idea to at least have one near the front and the rear of the bus...
Just a few thoughts...
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #23
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Floor looks great! How is that portable a/c working out in there so far? We have one but it doesn't seem to do much outside a 5 ft radius.. I'm thinking we need a newer one.
It was pretty much the same until we covered the Windows with Brown Paper... then it cooled better but not like an RV Unit...
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:28 AM   #24
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portable a/c units arent the greatest in the world. my sister has one in her tiny apartment and it only cools about half as much as a small window unit.. not to mention it takes up way more space..
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:20 PM   #25
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portable a/c units arent the greatest in the world. my sister has one in her tiny apartment and it only cools about half as much as a small window unit.. not to mention it takes up way more space..
I would agree more today than I would last week. I thought they would provide more cooling than that. I have one that needs some Tech support - not working right. I might just put it up for sale!
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #26
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Been somewhat busy on the bus... after getting the House 95% complete on painting - I've worked on the Stairs and Tinted the Windows...
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #27
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you might want to put non slip stuff on the steps when it's raining outside...
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #28
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you might want to put non slip stuff on the steps when it's raining outside...
Roger that... I'm going to get some Skateboard Grip Tape and gonna see if there's anyone out there with a Plotter Machine that can cut me out a design. The Luckenbach, TX sign which will just be a Slanted "Luckenbach"... Since I'm going to have a Texas Hill Country theme.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:47 AM   #29
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Getting closer to moving in... getting closer to my deadline!

Yikes!
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:18 PM   #30
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99% Taped up... delivered and ready for some summer time insulation!
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:01 PM   #31
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Got it all sprayed in...
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:57 PM   #32
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That is impressive! What did it cost per sq/ft? What is the "R" value? That sure looks like the way to insulate! BTW, will it stick to the roof? Thanks
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looks great. did you section of an area in case u want access to engine above it?
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #34
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looks great. did you section of an area in case u want access to engine above it?

I marked where to cut if I want to... but the insulation inside the engine area covers it anyway. So not sure if I'd ever need to... but I know where to get to it if so.

I took another look and they seal it all up anyway. It's all factory sealed - there's plenty of room to work on the Valves if need be. So I'll not need the access from what I'm seeing.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:01 PM   #35
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Got the Beard board going up... I will "Antique" it later once I find the best method. It's just tacked up right now - the trim work will take the waves and bumps out shortly!
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Bead Board up and Complete... WHEW!
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Looking good man!
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:40 PM   #38
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Inch by Inch - I'm gaining some ground! 2mo into it...
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:22 PM   #39
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Trim up... Kitchen Sink in... also got 25% of the side body sanded down for Primer. Coming along slowly but surely. Certainly a labor of love!
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Whatcha plans for the ceiling...insulation wise?
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