I’ve been collecting building materials for literally years. Some of it I’ve used already in various projects, some have sat there, collecting dust and waiting. One of my favorite finds was 2 full sheets of 2″ polyisocyanurate for only $8 each. That’s incredibly cheap for quality insulation, at approx 13 R-value. And now it has finally found a use. 🙂
First though, some pictures showing the steps I’ve taken so far.
So it looks like the blue insulation isn’t laying level in the last picture. That is due to the metal panels having ridges which are pushing the pieces of insulation up. Once the joists are in, the insulation will be perfectly fine. This type of insulation is rigid, and doesn’t easily get squashed (which loses R-Value).
I’m a real fan of insulating well. This bottom layer of insulation isn’t the only one for the floor. I’m using 2×6 joists set at 24″ On Center, as I already have a supply of Roxul that sized for that opening. Roxul, like polyisocyanurate, handles moisture well and isn’t susceptible to bugs. So these bats will go between the joists, creating another level of insulation.
In the last picture is one joist that I place there just to admire it 🙂 Nothing is bolted, nailed or screwed down yet, as I need to return the bolts I bought and get longer ones…sigh. I always end up returning something I’ve sized wrong…at least this is an easy fix.
For the mess of metal bracing behind the cab, I believe I’ve figured out a solution. I got hot and tired so didn’t do it yesterday, but will today as soon as I get back from the hardware store with the proper bolts. I will take pictures, although it might look wonky. You asked for the pictures, and you shall have them!
I’ll also show the bolts installed to show the strength of the framing. This will be a good, strong little space.
Thanks for reading my little blog about my little house Oliver’s Nest. I appreciate it very much!
Peace to you all.