Nice to be back to a bag a day.

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Post by fig » Mon. Mar. 01, 2021 9:31 am

That cold snap knocked the crap out of my coal pile. At certain times I was burning 3 bags a day. Now down to one a day sometimes less. 10 bags left then I’m going to try to burn up what’s left of the 1000 lbs of bit and the ton of wood pellets I have left. I’m staring at a week of 50 degree high temps and mid 30s lows. Hope I get burn up all this stuff before the end of the season.

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Mon. Mar. 01, 2021 9:06 pm

Does the bit dry out for lack of a better term?

 
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Post by Hoytman » Mon. Mar. 01, 2021 9:40 pm

Fig, no offense but it sounds like you need to stop buying stoves and coal and insulate that house this summer. You’ll have more money for stoves afterwards.

 
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Post by fig » Mon. Mar. 01, 2021 10:22 pm

I totally agree. It was my intention to do that last summer but COVID drove up 2x4 studs three times their normal price. I just have firring strips screwed into the block walls covered with plaster lathe so I need to stud out all the existing walls in order to have a cavity to insulate. There is only a 3/4 inch gap between the block and plaster lathe. So as my luck runs it I’ll have to wait and see if the price of studs goes back down. After 21 years in this tomb I finally decide to insulate and bam....COVID. Lol.

Waytomannys. I cover my bit with a tarp. If that’s what you mean.

 
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Post by warminmn » Mon. Mar. 01, 2021 10:44 pm

$6-$7 2x4's suck! Its slowing me down too. Watch auctions, facebook and CL for used ones I guess but they are high there too.


 
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Post by fig » Mon. Mar. 01, 2021 11:31 pm

Might as well buy steel I guess.

 
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Post by Hoytman » Tue. Mar. 02, 2021 12:26 am

True, but the cost of heat is going up also.

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Wed. Mar. 03, 2021 9:10 pm

Skip the studs and glue that 2" foam to the block. Stud in front later. As to the bit, I just don't know anything about it. Read somewhere about the oils drying out of it or something along that line.

 
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Post by fig » Wed. Mar. 03, 2021 10:21 pm

I’m not planning on removing the plaster lathe. I was just going to stud in front of it, insulate and drywall. Never thought about glueing foam up. I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for the tip.

 
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Post by tsb » Thu. Mar. 04, 2021 7:30 am

We raised and insulted the floors and studded the walls. We used fiberglass for both. Works great, BUT, it makes a home and a race track for mice and flying squirrels.


 
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Post by McGiever » Thu. Mar. 04, 2021 10:13 am

fig wrote:
Wed. Mar. 03, 2021 10:21 pm
I’m not planning on removing the plaster lathe. I was just going to stud in front of it, insulate and drywall. Never thought about glueing foam up. I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for the tip.
Glueing up the 2" you could run 8' side horizotial and do the top 4' one season/year and do the lower 4' the following season/year...no need to waste time and fuel holding out for material cost to go backwards.
Finishing top half first MAKES MONEY in fuel savings in first year at half done and so then when buying material second year cost is offset buy the previous years fuel savings...man don't procrastinate...save some dough!!!
Going into 3rd season you'll be able to heat the place with a candle!!!

You can thank me later!!!! LOL

 
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Post by fig » Thu. Mar. 04, 2021 10:34 am

I reckon I’ll have to strip the wallpaper and glue to the plaster directly? The seams must get taped?

 
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Post by McGiever » Thu. Mar. 04, 2021 12:11 pm

fig wrote:
Thu. Mar. 04, 2021 10:34 am
I reckon I’ll have to strip the wallpaper and glue to the plaster directly? The seams must get taped?
Like all things in life...there are more than one way to 'skin that cat'.

With having the wallpaper then the seams would already be taped by proxy.. so it really comes down to a preference of to strip wall paper, glue the foam board and then ultimately do a re-tape over the foam joints...or... leave the wall paper and cover and anchor another durable inexpensive and thin substrate that would then support a glued insulation board thereby eliminating any wall paper stripping thus skipping any additional taping... something to ponder...

 
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Post by fig » Thu. Mar. 04, 2021 12:31 pm

Ok thanks.

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