Saturday, October 20, 2007

Attic insulator

Our attic stairs don't quite fit properly into the ceiling, creating massive drafts. So Wirenut built a very cool insulator to fit over the top. Its hinged to flip up easily, and wrapped in R12 batting insulation. The inside is lined with R4 foam insulation. I found things like this online for $50 to $150. This one was built for under $20. The basic plans we used can be found here.

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1 comment:

Sue said...

Very cool. When I started reading this post I was going to suggest he make his own insulating box...until I got to where you said he did. Paul did the same thing. It's perfect and yes, way cheaper than buying one.