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The vanlife => Van Conversion => Topic started by: richard on October 26, 2016, 09:22:52 PM

Title: insulating a panelled van
Post by: richard on October 26, 2016, 09:22:52 PM
Ok this might be a bit of a weird one but i need to insulate my van after the ply boards are on. now the reason for this is I have bought a van that has already been boarded out and then lined with fibreglass so there is no way of getting them out without cutting them out. I do still need to make a few holes in the van like for a window and some other things which would give me a little access, so should i just try to push sheets of wool that i cut into where i can. thanks for any help
Title: Re: insulating a panelled van
Post by: NickJ83 on October 26, 2016, 09:49:06 PM
Is there space behind the ply boards?

If there is a gap you could look at injecting foam insulation via some drilled holes.

Putting insulation over the boards I'd imagine would lose a lot of space and you also risk condensation on the steel

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Title: Re: insulating a panelled van
Post by: richard on October 26, 2016, 09:55:45 PM
yes there is a gap in between the van and the boards. I think filling it with expansing foam will cause more problems because some parts will have gaps and then others will have too much
Title: Re: insulating a panelled van
Post by: NickJ83 on October 27, 2016, 08:34:38 AM
yes there is a gap in between the van and the boards. I think filling it with expansing foam will cause more problems because some parts will have gaps and then others will have too much
If you where to drill lots of holes i recon you'd get a good covering.

Alternatively  you could just put double sided foil insulation over the outside of the boards. Its about 8mm thick but if i remember rightly its the equivalent to 25mm or 50mm foam insulation. I cant quite remember which.

I'm about to do mine in the foil stuff.
Is there space behind the ply boards?

If there is a gap you could look at injecting foam insulation via some drilled holes.

Putting insulation over the boards I'd imagine would lose a lot of space and you also risk condensation on the steel

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