Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Instillating or still insulating

Still working on the loft insulation, tomorrow should be the last day, as it takes so much time to cut each piece and fit it. Reason why is the people at Leduc Truss made the ceiling spacing at 19.2 inches on centre which is non standard for insulation widths but standard for them. It meant that every piece of insulation had to be special cut to fit, as insulation comes only in 15 1/2 and 24 inch widths. So we had to buy 24 inch and cut each of them down, and as there are 26 spaces and 10 pieces of insulation per space, resulting in a awful lot of work .

The 8 feet of flat ceiling is recommended to be R50 plus so I have put R35 in between the rafters and then added the cut offs split in half at 90 degrees (R35/2= R17 + or -)to bring it up to approximately R50, which you see in the photo.


  1. Gee Jim, as you're working along you must be humming the tune from the Pink Panther movies. After all, that pink cat was the mascot for Owens Corning insulation for many years ;^).

    Sorry I couldn't stay longer to help finish off that job. All those fiddly cuts. What a royal pain! At least the place will be warmer to work in with the sudden cool down in the weather.

    I'm still in awe of all the work you've done and all the skills you've employed to do it. Great job!

  2. I think you are going.....are you ready for this....batty!

  3. Those two comPAINies need to get together and agree on a size.