Tuesday, August 7, 2012

studs

Culled the lettuce, squash, and melon plants this morning...gonna replant.  Found a nice little volunteer flower that I left alone.  Ben had a visitor this morning.  Got started on the studs today.  Only thing I would have done different with my present house is - 2x6 instead of 2x4 studs allowing for more insulation and the addition of a radiant barrier.  Gonna beef it up this time.  The hardest part is getting started - after that, there's no turning back till the job is done.  This is gonna take awhile but I gotta get those piles of free insulation out of the yard...and I think I have a new solar oven that needs to be finished.  95,105,72,0,B,0

16 comments:

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

Crack that whip !

Steve said...

Where's the new pup? Do you let it play with Ben?

LarryLilly said...

hot air outside, cooler air inside, the insulation between the inside space and the steel skin will not be perfect so there will be condensation on the inside of the metal. Where does the vapor barrier go?

Rita B. said...

don't get in too big a hurry.....it's still august in Texas and it'll be plenty hot working in the container. Keep the water handy.

Tom Blood said...

even though the work is hard and time consuming, it sure beats the hats off working for the man in the big city! Have fun

Off Grid R and D said...

What is the greenery out the door? Sure tall for Terlingua.
Although more expensive 2x6 and the extra insualtion is the way to go. I am sure you have researched this but make sure you get a gap between the metal walls and the radient barrier or it just transfers no blocks the heat.
Good Job.

Ryan said...

Ben a stud?

Maybe in a year or two...

Dad said...

Where are the windows? Is Ben posing?

Unknown said...

@RitaB, what she said, you should lay low and keep cool, lest you fry your frijoles.

rj said...

Use rigid or spray foam and you can get good results in a 2x4 space without a radiant barrier.

alam0tx said...

John...I Remember you stating a wood enterior with a curved ceiling like those at Hornby Island Caravans would be great in a container...Are your plans still the same...

Phil said...

It is a shame there isn't a cheaper way to hang insulation batts since you don't really need the structural support of 2x6s.

Unknown said...

You can use two 2x4 walls, offset, which allows for as much insulation as a 2x6 wall without any thermal bridging through the wood studs.

Cunningham said...

Have you thought about painting the interior walls with ceramic based insulating paint?

Allen Hare said...

Good looking start to the framing. This is the part I like. Looking forward to seeing this space come together.

Rick said...

how did you attach the studs to the wall of the conex?