We bought a sliding door panel at a re-used building materials store in Springfield, MA for $50. After drilling the holes for the knob and mortising in the hinges, it works great. Eventually we plan to build our own door, but with so much to do it is not near the top of our to-do list. This will suffice until then.
Ella – apprenticing as a fish
To begin our cellulose prep, we isolated our rafter bays by stapling strips of insulweb to the sides of the rafters and the 2×4 bay extensions. Our cellulose installer recommended this to help the installation go quicker.
Our friend Amanda came back to lend a hand for a few days, which was most welcome! Our cellulose guy, Whip, lent us some upholstery staplers which make this go much faster. It’s kind of like a turbo fire stapler.
We will install a strip of insulweb about 30″ wide across the roof plane where the two sheets of Intello meet. Then we will let the edges of both sheets flap down, exposing the insulweb below it. The hose for the cellulose will be inserted through the insulweb. After the installation is finished, the edges of the Intello will be folded up and taped. This saves much hole patching in our Intello by reducing the amount of cellulose hose insertion points.
Below you can see the strapping which holds up the flaps of the Intello edge and also secures the insulweb beneath it.
There’s always time for some fun in the snow
We’ve had a beautiful Bard Owl that’s been hanging around our field looking for prey. Here it is perched upon our Bison Pump on our well.
We’re on a break to celebrate the holidays with our family but look forward to blowing in the cellulose next week.