Woohoo, the day has finally arrived!! We are getting ever closer to finishing this project. With the kiln doors installed, spray foam insulation is now being added to the kiln building. So fun…so expensive. Can’t really complain though, so far the only expenses have been the steel roof, the man door and the hinges. Everything else we had on hand or made ourselves, meaning we milled all the lumber on the sawmill.
When they arrived, they got to work covering everything inside the building that they didn’t want to come into contact with the spray foam. They covered the vents…
The kiln unit itself…
And the three fans.
When he opened the back of the trailer this is what it looked like.
Being a girl, I asked what color the foam would be. He told us each manufacturer has their own color of foam. On TV it is always purple. This stuff is light blue.
They started by spraying the floor first. Did you know this stuff expands and hardens in just four seconds. Yeah, me neither. After about twenty seconds you can walk on it. Not like when you spray foam around a window and it keeps coming out even ten minutes later. Ask me how I know!
They sprayed just enough to fill the cavities in the floor. The goal was not to have to cut the insulation off the floor joists when finished. Also spraying the floor first meant that they could walk on it when doing the walls and ceiling.
And with the floor finished.
After the floor was done he did the same process for the ceiling.
Now this is where I should be showing you the final picture with the job complete. Am I right? Nope. Nothing to see here folks. You see, they used a portable 12,000 watt generator to pump the insulation into the building and it quit working with only one wall and a bit left to spray. We know they will be back to finish because they haven’t been paid yet. After its done, installing the kiln floor is the final step.
Instead of a finished project I’ll show you a picture of our neighbour, Jacob, with his new hair cut. Gotta say he was almost unrecognizable.
Oh well, we’ve all had that one hair cut we wish to forget.