• Phase 5: Combo and Lath

    How to Install Insulation

    The most important part of installing insulation is prepping yourself. Wear goggles, a mask, gloves, hair cover (I wore something like a shower cap, sexy I know – I’m not into selfie’s so you’ll just have to take my word on this), long sleeves (that tuck under gloves), long pants (that tuck into husbands socks), and some form of footwear you may be willing to throw out later. For reals people this stuff sucks. The last thing you want is to let it touch you. Then you just stick it in the wall. If you have to cut it, use a board as a guide and a very sharp razor…

  • Phase 5: Combo and Lath

    The Devil is in the Details.

    When the inspector comes and pulls out a micrometer to your work things are not going to go smoothly. With that said, we finally passed combo inspection. I don’t want to talk about everything it took to get us passed yesterday. I want to talk about the one thing I woke up to yesterday morning after working a 12-hour shift and knowing I had to go to work again. It was the sound of someone exploding outside of the trailer. Literally: ex-plo-ding. Let me back up and add a little detail. Mike was at work Sunday and on Monday he came home to fix the last few items from our…