[Greenbuilding] finally found some mesh/netting/fabric

Lynelle Hamilton lynelle at lahamilton.com
Tue Dec 13 12:56:04 MST 2016


Reuben, is it heavy enough not to tear under the weight of the 
insulation?  I'd think about strapping over the fabric on the studs to 
give more consistent tension, perhaps gluing it to the studs first.  
This may be overkill, though.

Lynelle


On 2016-12-13 2:38 PM, Reuben Deumling wrote:
> Yeah that is actually very much like what I have.
> It is called BIBS (Blown In Blanket System).
> Cute.
>
> So how would you propose gluing it?
> 1) apply glue to bank of studs with roller;
> 2) unfurl and staple precut section of mesh to studs?
>
> Or something else?
>
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 11:29 AM, mrgoodbeer at juno.com 
> <mailto:mrgoodbeer at juno.com> <mrgoodbeer at juno.com 
> <mailto:mrgoodbeer at juno.com>> wrote:
>
>     Not sure what stuff you are referring to, but it brought to mind
>     the idea of horticultural floating row cover or frost blanket. It
>     comes in various weights and roll sizes. It should be easy to glue
>     to studs and poke holes where you need to.
>
>     ---------- Original Message ----------
>     From: Reuben Deumling <9watts at gmail.com <mailto:9watts at gmail.com>>
>     To: Greenbuilding <greenbuilding at lists.bioenergylists.org
>     <mailto:greenbuilding at lists.bioenergylists.org>>
>     Subject: [Greenbuilding] finally found some mesh/netting/fabric
>     Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:03:40 -0800
>
>     to stretch over open stud bays before blowing cellulose into them.
>     My question for the brain trust is how you keep this stuff snug up
>     against the studs, so no cellulose can force itself between the
>     mesh and the studs, which would interfere with subsequent attempts
>     to hang drywall?
>     On the stuff I used previously (I think it was recommended by
>     someone here) the hole size was 1/4" square and I stapled it to
>     the studs and then rolled glue up and down the stud faces
>     *through* the holes. That method worked o.k. But this stuff is
>     more like a hospital gown. I wonder if the glue would work its way
>     through the tiny holes to adhere the stuff to the stud faces?
>     I'm open to all suggestions.
>     Mostly I'm looking forward to a lot less blowback with this stuff!
>
>     Thanks.
>
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