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[Cob] floor insulation- peanuts- foam etcCharmaine Taylor dirtcheapbuilderbooks at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 18:34:31 PST 2009
the important thing is to make your floor mix dense and at least several inches thick so that floor stays rigid and the insulation stays where you want it. +++++++++++ --Last year a local company that makes life vests for boating etc was giving away hundreds of thousands of miscut pieces ( shaped like a shield or 1/2 of a vest front- which is what they were) basically 6" x 10" or larger anyway they had switched to this Gaia foam-- a more earth friendly NON PVC foam and just had too much waste and no way to use it. so instead of landfill they gave it away. I used it as the ceiling insulation, laid down onto free 4x3 sheets of pegboard material - placed like a puzzle- it filled up every inch of the sheet, and then went up as my studio ceiling.( see the story and a photo here : http://www.dirtcheapbuilder.com/gascascein.html ) I have a big pile left as was thinking of using it to make an insulated closet floor. I had a "closet" 5' wide x 16' long built off of my studio- this is all framed and roofed already, but the ground there is 6"-8" below the slab floor of the studio. the closet is for storage of all my book store packing: boxes, paper reams, bubblewrap, stuff that takes a ton of space,' but it is Cold here on that north side, so no dampness or moisture for the cardboard is desired.. so I already lime- stabilized the soil with a rototiller, and packed it flat, now I wanted to lay a base billboard tarp, and lay down a thick, neat layer of the Gaiafoam-- it should stay put fine. I can use a clay slip to keep them put. I plan a wood floor over the space on the frame so just need a mouse free zone with no water entry. Id toss in foam peanuts too if I had them Ms. Charmaine Taylor/ Taylor Publishing Toll Free Order: 1-888-441-1632 www.dirtcheapbuilder.com www. papercrete.com PO Box 375, Cutten CA 95534
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