A couple of days ago our second layer of insulation was completed in the Grain Bin House and we are so thrilled with the results! Even though the top portal of the grain bin is still open, and the peaked roof on the second floor is not insulated yet, the added insulation has made the entire grain bin nearly soundproof. With all the windows and the one door closed you can not hear the wind outside (so when the tornadoes come we are blissfully ignorant) and there is virtually no air movement inside at all. Fresh air is easily obtained by opening one of our 7 windows.
|R2D2 and 3CPO were|
responsible for the power
needed to blow the cellulose into the
Before Honneger Insulation applied the cellulose insulation (which went over the bright green thin layer of closed cell insulation that was sprayed directly on the inside metal walls of the bin a few weeks ago) they sprayed the joints between the wood wall frames and the wavy inner wall of the metal grain bin with foam insulation.
Then they nailed up sections of plywood over the framing to hold the insulation in place and allow for tight packing of the material. They removed the plywood and covered the cellulose insulation with a fine netting to keep the cellulose secure until the drywall goes up.
|Grey on left is packed in cellulose after plywood support is removed|
and before netting is attached to hold it secure before drywall
|Failed netting attempt in ceiling rafters of second floor|
My husband of course, being the most committed and hardest worker of all.