Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Insulation progress

And the insulating goes on. And on. And maybe even on. Lots of insulating done and yet to do. But we're getting there!

I've got most of the second floor done now. Cutting in all the bays under the windows and fitting the thinner strips is really taking a lot of time.

Looking a bit tired...
Chris finished putting in all the dog ears (that's a plumbing term for those not in the know - they're the brass pieces that connect the Pex to the wall so you have a firm mount for your fixtures) and was able to start on the first floor ceiling insulation. This isn't for heat but for sound control. I hate to hear people walking above my head. And I like to have a sound absorber for rooms in general so they don't sound hollow. It's not faced as both the upper and lower areas are heated.

Ceiling insulation between floors
This part goes quick as you don't have to deal with facing or staples. We'll be starting on the downstairs walls by Friday. 

We tend to look three tasks ahead so that we don't get too far ahead of ourselves, but can still make adjustments if we need to. Insulating is obviously the task de jour, but after that we have the staircase and the drop ceiling in the hallway/bathroom. Looming on the horizon is drywall. Trying not to think too hard about the drywall though. Dust. Ugh. 

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