Monday, February 15, 2010

More insulation

More insulationThe cold, miserable, weather we have been having just recently gives me the perfect opportunity to continue the good work with the insulation.

That thin high-tech insulation does not look much, but it really makes a big difference.

As far as is reasonably possible, I'm trying to get this foil onto all the exposed external steel above the engine room.

Any bare steel simply acts as a heat sink, making it hard for the heating system to keep up when it's really cold.


  1. Hi Tim,
    Have you used that thin insulation everywhere? We are considering using it, just thought we would ask for your thoughts. Fran

  2. Hi Fran

    I've not used it everywhere, as nothing seems to beat a nice thick layer of sprayed foam or Kingspan type insulation.

    It's just that this stuff is quick and easy to install - I just cut it, shove it in then glue it in place.

    By way of measuring its effectiveness, I use a gun type of thermometer to compare temperatures of the steel outside.

    Typically, with outside temperatures of 2C I get 3-3.5C behind this stuff, 7-7.5 with nothing and temps of 16 inside.

    The kingspan (or spray foam) would read about 2.5C.

    Not scientific at all, just a guide.