Today we had the spray insulation installed. Gale Insulation of Tucson installed Demilec foam insulation to the walls and roof cavity of the container. This type of insulation has the equivalent of an R-19 in a 3” cavity, being the perfect choice for our project. The installers taped off the doors and windows and opening and went to it.
After the foam set up, in about a minute, they shaved off the excess with large blades.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
So, it looks like our project is generating some interest. A nice article was posted on Container Life: Thinking outside the box, Living in it.
We will be looking for other news about the project and what we are doing. We are very glad that interest in these types of projects are being seen and becoming more acceptable.
Container Life: Thinking outside the box, Living in it
Check out the post here.
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Monday, July 6, 2009
This week's progress was one word………HOT! The temps were up and the humidity was high. It was a scorcher.
We made progress with the landscape by the use of a small backhoe. Tom and his father came out and made short work of the electrical trench that needed to be dug from the house to the container. Then, with Greg pointing out the locations, boulders were placed on the site and arranged per the landscape design. There will be a nice gathering area where people can come together around a backyard fire pit and sit on the large boulders acting as seating. Tree holes were dug as well.
We framed out and hung the bike storage window. A little window cleaner and it will be pretty sharp.
We added some sheathing to the interior wall to separate the bike storage room from the studio. The finish in the bike room will be the exposed OSB. Tom got in on the action with the nail gun.
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