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Author Topic: video update, bathroom floor and some new seats.  (Read 903 times)
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« on: April 16, 2013, 11:15:03 AM »

bus update seats and floor
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 11:48:59 AM »

    Nice work, Mike.  I think you'll be really happy with the baseboard heat in the bedroom - while I'm working on my bus, I have a 1500 watt heater in the bedroom and it keeps it toasty during (NC winter) nights -- yeah, ours are nothing like yours but I have to turn that little one down so it doesn't get too hot overnight.  I'm still not sure what I'll do for my final heat but I've been amazed at what a fairly small heater will do.  All this depends on a fairly small, well insulated and well sealed space (that's what I have and it looks as if that's what you have); but I'm not super-hi-tech with mine, my windows are single-pane Peninsula half-sliders and that small heater still works well.
    And please keep us up to date on the seats - I'd love to see a video of the seat reupholstery.

Best wishes, Bruce H  NC  USA
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 06:42:29 AM »

Thanks Bruce.  I am planning on adding more baseboard heaters as I go, also I have two propane furnaces that I am going to install, just not sure where yet.  My windows are the original MCI ones, maybe some day I would like to replace them with double pain sliders.  My insulation is not high tech either, I just packed as much pink board in as I could and filled all gaps with expanding foam.  This coming fall will be the three year anniversary and I am really itching to get this thing going down the road.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 05:56:31 PM »

looking great, Mike! You are a craftsman for sure! I wish I had your talent!
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 09:18:28 AM »

Thanks Dr. Steve.  Sometimes I think the methods I use slow the process down, and I suppose it does, but I just cant bring myself to do in any other way, and I do try at times. Huh
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 07:37:41 AM »

Getting there Mike! 

Keep pressing on.  Thanks for the videos.  Love the baseboard heater.  I like the idea of using the existing rails and wall anchors for the furniture.  I can't wait to see how it turns out. 

-Sean
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 08:05:05 PM »

Mike -

Nice work, and nice video, too!

As Sean said, good idea "recycling" MCI's seat mounting track!

My only concern is the wood stove.  I'm sure you're well aware of all the arguments for and against, so won't rehash them. I'd just hate to lose a talented busnut who worked so hard on his conversion but ended up with a shortened trip in the bus, but an extended trip to the Promised Land.

Keep us updated, now that the weather's getting better.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2013, 07:48:27 AM »

Thanks Sean and RJ.

RJ:  I appreciate your concern for my safety, I hold that in high regard as well and I would not do anything that I felt was unsafe.  The stove, if used, will be solidly mounted using the same system as the seating and it is only intended to be used when parked.  I did not discuss mounting the stove in the video because I have not sat down and given much thought to just how I am going to go about it, but I imagine I will build some kind of steel frame that bolts to the stove and than to the original MCI seat mounting points, this could be a whole video in itself.  I agree a cast iron stove flying around during an accident could be hazardous, but no less than any other number of possible projectiles that are not solidly mounted.



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