Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The thermometer read 82 F in the shade when we began the project this morning. Did you know that a hot week in summer is a good time in which to insulate a crawl space?
Neither did I.
First I had to suit up...let's see...my dad's worn-but-still-useable green coveralls, a red cotton head scarf, eye goggles, a mask for my nose and mouth and oh yes, my old garden gloves and shoes.
I had to pull the "old" fiberglass (six inch pink stuff) down from between joists so I could enter the crawl space. I rolled and stuffed it into two large black "leaf" bags (for future reference...meaning I would put it back after I got four of the "bays" covered). Then came the measuring so that the "new" pink foam could keep the old insulation up where it belongs. Despite the metal rods that hold it in place, the "cotton candy" drifts down (aided, i'm sure by friendly house mice)
When DH cut the foam, the knife just slid right down the seam. It was a great fit.
Of course I had to come out to get another large piece (and some fresh air!) DH kept teasing me about having the better job in the air conditioned crawl space, while he worked in the beating down sun. Hmmmmm
Never mind...soon we had it in...replaced 6 inch stuff and all!... Done!
Ooops, I forgot we still had to get the space ready for storage. There went the morning. But it is completed.
8 x 8 foot area for those use-once-a-year contraptions. Three season, that is...the door is buried in winter
Just thought I'd thrown that one in to cool us all off!
Happy summer projects, everyone!!