Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Insulation Supports?

  1. #1

    Insulation Supports?

    As many of you know, I have been building a new addition onto my home and right now I am in the process of installing insulation. What a pain. The interior and exterior walls are done so now its on to putting up the fiberglass batts in the ceiling. Now that is a pain.

    I was explaining all this to my lumber dealer and he suggested I get some of those Insulation Supports from Simpson Strong Tie. I saw some the other day and knowing their product line, and knowing they have a good reputation for making innovative products, I did not hesitate to spend 20 bucks on these things.

    WHAT A MISTAKE THAT WAS!

    They did not work. They were not sharp on the ends as advertised. They did not support anything either, falling down several times until I finally heaved them across the room, trotted out to my computer and wrote a professional, but very honest letter to that company via email on just what I thought of their stupid products. Even now it floors me that with all their research and development that they would bring such a useless item to the market place. I mean i know it was only 10 cents a piece, but my good man, it ended up being more frustrating then it was doing the job without them.

    Anyway, in the end I found out that pieces of lathe cut 28 inches long works just as good. I slip them on top of the trusses and that holds my insulation batts in place until I can come back, pull out one lathe at a time, and then staple the insulation up. I guess sometimes you just got to figure things out for yourself rather then having someone else make something for you.

    (rant now officially over-thank you!!)
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,434
    If those are the wire supports that come in a small cardboard box I know what you mean. I bought some 15 years or so ago and they were a piece of work back then too.

    After kicking them around in the shop and jobsite trailer for years I finally threw the box away.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ozarks
    Posts
    4,992
    travis, why are you batting your attic? most insulation suppliers will blow an attic to a higher r value for less money than you can buy the batts for.
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Delton, Michigan
    Posts
    17,232

    Tods RIGHT

    i just got an quote on havun it dun and it was only 54 dollars more to have it blown in by them than me buying the batts and doing it myslef wasnt to tough to figure what to do... and they are puttin in the baffels as well.
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  5. #5
    I'll put in 12 inches of batt insulation then blow in some loose insulation over the top of that to seal it up. Here in Maine you can't get too much insulation...I've seen 55 below and it was darn cold...even for this snowmobiler

    Incidentally I have gotten 3 calls from Simpson Strong Tie in the last two days from sales sales rep. It will be interesting to see what he has to say when we get done playing phone tag and actually talk in real time.
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

Similar Threads

  1. Mac Supports Windows
    By Dan Mooney in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-24-2015, 04:58 PM
  2. floor insulation
    By Ron Journeau in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-13-2012, 12:05 PM
  3. insulation question
    By Chuck Beland in forum Carpentry and Construction
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 11-22-2011, 10:56 PM
  4. shelf supports
    By Cynthia White in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-19-2011, 06:06 PM
  5. Hey Ned - got that insulation in yet?
    By Rennie Heuer in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 11-02-2008, 05:07 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •