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alfie:cc1:re_insulating [2018/08/07 11:54]
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 ===== Re-Insulating ===== ===== Re-Insulating =====
  
-The body was insulated from the factory, but that was 1980's rock-wool which is not exactly the best thing available and is also an itchy fluffy pain in the everything to work with. We decided to pull it out and replace with 25mm Celotex which is more insulating and less horrible. The ambulance was obviously never designed to be a camper originally so the walls are only ~30mm thick and the steel frame makes quite a [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Thermal_bridge|thermal bridge]] - not much we can do about that but we'll just have to turn the heating up!+The body was insulated from the factory, but that was 1980's rock-wool which is not exactly the best thing available and is also an itchy fluffy pain in the everything to work with. We decided to pull it out and replace with 25mm Celotex which is more insulating ​(about twice as insulating in fact) and less horrible. The ambulance was obviously never designed to be a camper originally so the walls are only ~30mm thick and the steel frame makes quite a [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Thermal_bridge|thermal bridge]] - not much we can do about that but we'll just have to turn the heating up!
  
 Anyway, after removing lots of drive rivets / scrivets that hold the wall and roof panels on - there were some we couldn'​t remove, the bottom section is "​proper"​ riveted to the steel frame where it meets the floor and frankly we didn't feel like dismantling the entire back body so we went for what we could get, which was ~90% of the total amount of insulation in the rear body. Anyway, after removing lots of drive rivets / scrivets that hold the wall and roof panels on - there were some we couldn'​t remove, the bottom section is "​proper"​ riveted to the steel frame where it meets the floor and frankly we didn't feel like dismantling the entire back body so we went for what we could get, which was ~90% of the total amount of insulation in the rear body.
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