Originally Posted by HamSkoolie
Nice video, I've been wondering about fuel supply for our diesel heater(s) and this looks like a great solution.
Watched your skinning vids as well. I've got electric shears that are supposed to do 16ga mild. I'm trying to decide between 16ga and 18 or 20ga skin. Unfortunately I think I'm stuck with 16ga as we have more transit/coach type windows with lots of different layers and they all measure out at 16ga.
First...thanks for the kind comment. This whole "make a video while you work on stuff" thing is hard. I appreciate the encouragement!
I think all of the modern school buses I've worked on had/have 18ga skin. I definitely wouldn't go with anything lighter. Some of the older buses, like our old Superiors, have skin that's damned near 1/8-inch thick! Although we have a few transits, though, I've not done a roof raise on them...nor had reason to measure the skin. So I'm no help there.
I don't think there's ever an issue with going heavier and it is less likely to telegraph interior issues. I think either 18 or 16 would be just fine.