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Old 06-09-2021, 05:27 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

So I just finished painting my school bus! it was a big step and now I'm figuring out what's next.

My current plan moving forward is to finish skylights/maxx fan installation along with a roof deck and solar while filling in days with framing and the flooring.

Once the bus is framed where do I start?
Insulation? Electric? Plumbing?

Was hoping to get some input on what's the next best action here with my build is and see if I'm missing anything?

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Old 06-09-2021, 07:09 PM   #2
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Hey everyone,

So I just finished painting my school bus! it was a big step and now I'm figuring out what's next.

My current plan moving forward is to finish skylights/maxx fan installation along with a roof deck and solar while filling in days with framing and the flooring.

Once the bus is framed where do I start?
Insulation? Electric? Plumbing?

Was hoping to get some input on what's the next best action here with my build is and see if I'm missing anything?

I'll add some photos for more context
I like to work up. Under bus plumbing/electric. Next, do the floor. Then frame. In wall plumbing/electric, ceiling electric. Then insulate and finish walls/ceiling. But that's just me. And it never quite works out that straightforward. In my experience. With busses and houses. Lol.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:10 PM   #3
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I would insulate then add A/C and a heater, so the rest of the work can proceed in reasonable comfort.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:06 PM   #4
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My priority has usually been to work on whatever gets the maximum volume of stockpiled materials out of my shed and garage and into the bus.
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Old 06-10-2021, 10:38 AM   #5
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Just a suggestion, but may want to check with insurance before doing the roof deck. It's a big issue for many companies.
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Just a suggestion, but may want to check with insurance before doing the roof deck. It's a big issue for many companies.
It's a "NO" from all insurance companies.
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Old 06-10-2021, 12:37 PM   #7
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It's a "NO" from all insurance companies.

That doesn't surprise me. Now if it were just for a storage rack or for the solar installation, I think that's different but if you planned on having people on the roof for any reason, they wont have it nor will they cover you if someone gets hurt.
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Old 06-10-2021, 02:02 PM   #8
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This video has some good insulation info.

https://youtu.be/hw1UpnSjLV0
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