Yes, it has been a while since my last blog about working in the can. This one, I hope will be short as there is not a lot that has changed in the can. I have told you all about the tools I have bought and my plans to insulate the can in the hopes of maintaining a bearable work environment.
I can tell you that there has been some really HOT days this summer, which literally drove me out of the can. No wind, high humidity on some days, and temps hovering around 100 degree’s pretty much did me in this year.
I still have my plan for insulating the can, it has just been one of those years where everything else got in the way. Cars needed repair, I bought the truck, had to help my son’s out of some trouble, etc. With it getting closer to Christmas I am not sure where or how this will affect my plans.
In any case, if I have not made it clear before this is what I plan to do:
Purchase several rolls of fiberglass insulation and glue it to the walls and ceiling, in between the ribs (not sure if I am going to cover the raised ribs or not inside).
Purchase several sheets of OSB and attach that to the walls using the same screws that I originally used to attach the upper cabinets to the walls. OH yeah, take down the upper cabinets and lights first.
Then reattach the lights and cabinets to the walls and ceiling.
After all that, I can finally get to work on installing an electrical service for the can. No, there is not one currently installed. I have an outdoor outlet off the service for the house, I keep an extension cord plugged into it and use this to power the lights and any tools I use. Yes, it is a pain in the ASS.
To be honest though, I am not sure if I will run conduit and put in the basic wiring for outlets first, or install the service first. If I can get everyone to start paying their own bills again, then it will not be an issue, I can do both.
Well, I think that is enough from the man in the can for now.
I promise to write more soon, and to actually have some progress to report on getting the can insulated and its own power.
You all be careful and keep making saw dust!
-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina