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Foamy foam foam! (a closed-cell miracle)

This last week was a great one. In preparation for having spray foam installed this weekend, I had a few odds and ends to wrap up before they were forever locked in. I tested all switches and outlets to make sure my electrical system was solid. I also added some blocking to give myself more surface area to screw into when installing kitchen cabinets, shelving, and my wall-mounted bathroom hand sink. Once done I did my best to document the electrical and plumbing systems with the following photos.   The exterior of the house got that much closer to finished […]

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Tiny House Insulation: Efficiency vs. Health

For most of my design/planning process I have been pretty sold on using closed-cell spray foam insulation. Now I’m reconsidering, and wanting go with a more natural alternative if possible. Closed-cell Spray Foam Closed-cell spray foam costs more than most other types of insulation (and has to be installed by a professional – so doesn’t jive with a lot of tiny house builders’ DIY thinking), but it has so many benefits: Efficiency – highest R-value per square inch of any insulation material (approx R6-8/inch – great for use in the narrow 2×4 walls most tiny home builders use to maximize […]

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