Floor plywood almost installed. After it is all cut and fitted I’ll lift it back up and paint the underside with some killz primer to seal it a bit.
Floor support rails installed. They are cut down pressure treated 2×4’s to 2″ tall, to accommodate 2″ foam insulation. The fasteners used are 1-3/4″ self tapping hex head screws with a washer head. They are countersunk into the wood. I’ll be applying some sealing primer to the untreated surfaces of the strips, as well as […]
The value of insulation is rapidly becoming apparent. It is currently 32 degrees f outside with 30 mph sustained winds. I haven’t started insulating the floor or end caps yet. The walls and rear are getting close. With the small electric radiator I can maintain 65 degrees from the waist up. The first 10 inches […]
As a science experiment, I tried applying my sealing foil tape directly to the rib on the right, and on the left, the actual setup, which is 1/8″ acrylic foam tape applied to the rib, followed by the same mylar tape. As you can plainly see from the photo, there is significant condensation of moisture […]
Some folks were asking about different foam types, I’d say go with the polyiso, it’s a better insulator. The reason I went with the EPS is more to do with cost than anything else. There is a rule of diminishing return on engineered or installed R value for a given structure, and for my needs, […]