Hydro-2000, a synthetic rubber
obtained from Mercote and applied with brush or
to the belly pan or external floor bottom. Cost in 2000 was $40.00 per gallon. The liquid rubber is easy to work with and is applied in thin coats. One gallon is
more than sufficient,
The floor area was insulated with
Owen Corning's pink panther, 1-1/2" insulation with an R factor
= 7.5. This
insulation was easy to cut and lay
snuggly between the oak members.
Frame is constructed from 2"
x 4 " White Oak obtained from a local hardwood shop. The frame was lap jointed, glued, screwed and then bolted to the gussets with 3/8"
x 5" lag
bolts. The 5" bolts are necessary to get through the two frames and
plywood. Cost was $120.00 for 40 board feet which included milling to the
standard size 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" of the
A single sheet of 3/4"x5'x10' ACX plywood is used for the floor.
A total of 112 deck screws were spaced six inches apart to secure the plywood to the white oak frame.