Jacki couldn't resist taking a pic from the camper, showing that, yes indeed, the shine really does shine in the northeast during the winter! (The pink flamingos are still in the ground, hanging in there, and adding a bit of color to the landscape.)
After the OSB was installed on the ceiling, Zip tape was applied to the horizontal seams to create an impressive air barrier. Next came the interior wall plates - top and bottom - followed by the studs, 24" OC, to accommodate the future insulation. The framing doesn't look like much, but it entails careful measuring and placement of walls. We made a few tweaks, here and there, to improve the overall layout, but nothing major.
Many thanks to Louise at Quality Lumber for getting us a competitive price on the Roxul, and having it ready to go. 72 of 118 bundles arrived Friday morning. Sincere thanks to Jason from Quality for helping us unload the mountain of mineral (stone) wool. Learn more about Roxul here, http://www.roxul.com/products/residential/overview
Although an additional expense and time consuming, the 7/16 OSB creates an air barrier on the ceiling like nothing we have ever experienced. It also provides the extra support needed to hold 18" of cellulose insulation (R60) in the attic, with plenty of room for more in the future.
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