Archives : Nov-2016

Posted in : furring strips, insulation on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 2

As of today, all updates are current.  I will no longer date related categories and dates to these posts unless they are post-dated. Are there really going to be 4 parts to the Insulation Chronicles?   I have no idea but I don’t think there will be more than 4. Most recent picture Here’s a..

Posted in : Framing, metal procurement, October on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 3

How Much Metal? In the sketchup post I mentioned that I logged all the lengths needed in accordance to my build plan.  I calculated I’d need about 500-600feet total.  Assuming I will waste 20%  I then decided that I should probably buy 800 feet just to be safe.  However the price break I got at..

Posted in : Design on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

Google Sketchup is a phenomenal service.  I would love to have dynamic parts in the free version, but I suppose I will survive.  I use it by making geometric shapes (mostly quadrilaterals) and grouping them together. My plan The great thing about Sketchup is all of the measurements!  So I can essentially break down various items..

Posted in : Catching up to speed, insulation, October on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 2

I began insulating the walls in October, I was soo happy to begin this project. The Layers Here’s how it’s all gone down. I got the first layer of insulation in the bus. What you see here is a 1 inch of polyiso with a reflectix radiant barrier between the insulation and the outer metal…

Posted in : Catching up to speed, History, September, subflooring on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

So I completely forgot about my XPS insulation struggles, but basically I looked all over Washington for about 3 weeks for 1/2 Inch XPS extruded polystyrene insulation.   It was a huge struggle but I finally found it.  Why did it have to be 1/2inch XPS?  Well I didn’t raise the roof of my bus..

The Return to Electronics I was both excited and terrified to install a backup Camera as well as a trailer hitch.  Not because it was expected to be difficult, but because it would be a lot of messy anxiety inducing work.  If I were smart I would’ve taken care of this during the first round..

Posted in : Catching up to speed, Exterior Work, Roof Vent, September on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

September was a month full of little projects.  A lot of which were based around the idea that I wouldn’t be able to do these after the fall rain began.  One thing I was putting off was a bathroom roof vent; originally I was planning to use an original schoolbus window and throw in some..

Window Skinning+Window Install I found myself anxious about my drivers side window so I replaced it with a nice big beautiful dual pane window. I put it in a little crooked so my bus could be unique, with this window in, all but 1 small window and all of the integrated door windows. have been..

Posted in : August, Catching up to speed, Window Install on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

Window Install Copy Pasta Well this past few weeks have been cluttered with last minute summer fun, but a little bit of progress since my last update. After 3 years of reading through builds and hating myself for not being able to weld, I finally got myself a modest lincoln MIG Welder. I went ahead..

Posted in : Catching up to speed, July, Roof Vent, Window Removal, Window Skin on by : Tai , freemiumfreemiumfreemiumfreemium Comments: 0

Roof hatches Copy Pasta Front roof vent cleco’ed on. I cut the whole with an abrasive cutoff wheel, if I could do it again I’d probably use a jigg saw. The rear roof vent location was not ideal, so I tore it off and cut a new hole for the roof vent. Skinning the bus..