[Greenbuilding] finally found some mesh/netting/fabric

Jeff Martin jeff at open2learn.ca
Wed Dec 14 08:34:42 MST 2016


There's a pretty good summary article on Green Building Advisor that 
touches on some of the installation details:

http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/musings/how-install-cellulose-insulation

There's also this video that is a bit of a promo piece for a particular 
manufacurer, but includes a lot of good hands-on information:

http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/green-basics/video-dense-packed-cellulose-1


Jeff


On 12/13/2016 4:11 PM, Reuben Deumling wrote:
> Aha. Thanks, Topher. Very interesting.
>
> About the tension... I'd think that could work or not, depending. When 
> you have a flat surface across which to stretch this fabric, you can 
> get it pretty flat/taut. But when wrapping it around the edges of the 
> studs (an inch?) I'd think you introduce innumerable counter-effects 
> that would tend to decrease the overall tension the fabric is under- 
> or? Perhaps I need to try this. Are you using a hammer tacker or a 
> hand-held stapler to attach the fabric to the sides of the studs?
>
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Topher Belknap <topher at greenfret.com 
> <mailto:topher at greenfret.com>> wrote:
>
>     Greetings,
>
>     Stapling on the SIDE of the stud is the method used around here.  It
>     allows you to put some tension in the fabric, leave a bit of space for
>     expansion, and doesn't leave any staples exposed in the front side.
>
>     Thank you kindly,
>
>     Topher
>
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