Monday, December 29, 2014

Insulation Complete

After spending Friday, Saturday and Sunday finishing the electricity, water heater insulation, and prepping for the spray-in foam insulation.  I'm amazed about how many undone things had to be completed.  I took photos of every wall, marked every stud where water and electric is run (by the way, it is best to wait until after the foam is sprayed before installing nail plates since the have a special saw that runs along the studs, removing the excess after it expands. Nail plates that are not flush with the 2x4s will catch the saw teeth.  Better yet, use the Dremel or a router to recess the nail plates 1/8". 

Daniel Insulation is a great outfit and very reasonable (I think) in price. The other option I considered was poly-encapsulated insulation (available from stores like Lowes.)  Poly-encapsulated insulation is entirely wrapped in plastic.  Supposedly Home Depot apparently carries the same spray-in foam for DIYers. I will explore both of these options next time. 

My Tiny House is now like a foam cooler. I'm ready for the planking installation! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Getting ready for Foam Insulation

I sprayed and brushed polyurethane sealer on the ceiling of my kitchen and bath (the floor of the loft).  Came out nice.  Sealing it will help keep it looking nice.

I also finally put on the decorative braces under the box window.  It is really lovely to see what I envisioned look as I hoped.

The goal of this weekend and last:  finish installing the venting between the roof rafters, finish any modifications to the electrical wring, finish plumbing the water heater, mark the location of floor to sill studs on the floor, photograph every wall for future reference.

The next step is to find someone willing to actually give me a bid on spraying open cell foam on the walls and ceiling before Christmas. I have called two insulation contractors and the bids were wildly different. 

I have ordered my bathroom sink, received my faucet, and medicine cabinet. When it arrived, the sink is too large as is the faucet.  But I'm keeping the cabinet.