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The She Shop #6: Siding -90%, wall Insulation - 98%, ceiling insulation-0%

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 10-01-2018 11:09 PM 1182 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I took a weeks vacation from the paying job and had a staycation…kind of. No lounging in the hammock for me! With help, got the remainder of the siding up and on, so all that’s left there is paint and caulk. wall insulation, vapor barrier and 1/2” sheathing mostly up and somewhat painted. I need to fix one piece and install two others and it’s 100% done.

Currently I’m trying to figure out the ceiling insulation. It’s rockwool, 24 o.c. I’ve set baffles in place behind the electrical that was ran, but that puts it behind the vent. Thinking I need to bring them out in front of the wires and bend them around it if possible… or as long as I dam up the front of the soffit area, it should sort of force the air up the battle. Once that’s in and covered with… something I can move tools in!!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.



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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 10-02-2018 01:10 AM

Just a FIY -

Recently I modified the walls in my shop that had electrical wires and insulation. What I noticed when I removed the paneling on my walls was the vapor barrier on the insulation that was in contact with the electrical wires had dark spots like it was heated but didn’t burn.

What I did when I reassembled the wall was to keep any insulation away from any electrical wires so that there was air space around the wires.

Just something to consider.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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rhybeka

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#2 posted 10-02-2018 06:37 PM

Thanks TK!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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Eric

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#3 posted 10-02-2018 11:40 PM

I would use faced insulation Batts. Can be picked up at any home improvement store. Staple the edges to the sides with the paper facing to the inside. It goes quick and easy. Working vacations require more work and it’s always glad to go back to the normal job

-- Eric, Upstate South Carolina

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rhybeka

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#4 posted 10-03-2018 10:29 PM

Thanks Eric – already have the rockwool in the shop though. I like to work with it a bit more than the fiberglass.

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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