I want to make one room in my container for brewing beer. Basically either
frame it in wood or metal framing, insulate, sheetrock. Has anyone done
this type of project? Would I do better using foam? Fiberglass? Whatever?
A guy & I turned a mini-storage container into a temperature
controlled room for test specimens (mostly for anchors in concrete or
We figured that a closed cell foam was the best bet. ....... not
susceptible to moisture absorption.
We framed it out using treated timber, foam insulation and green
It worked out fine.
Oh, I've been called many things, including the Best Lover in Texas. I don't
The OP was asking about insulation. He suggested he was going to use
sheetrock. The insulation value of sheetrock is pretty near zero (1`/2" = R
0.45). He could get three times the insulation of sheetrock by using 1/2"
If that's the way it came across, then I miswrote it. I ASS-U-MEd that this
being a home repair newsgroup that most people would recognize the time
honored tradition of the sequence of framing, insulating, then sheetrocking.
Apparently, some insist of everyone stating things PRECISELY EXACTLY right
in every manner, although most of them do no such thing or even close in
their own posts. Apparently, some do not recognize or know the sequence of
such a project. And some are just spoiling for a fight over any nit they
And some are just stupid.
You can't fix stupid.
I talked to my resident contractor today, and he told me to furr out the
walls with 2 x 4, then insulate with fiberglass, then sheetrock. (That
includes mudding and taping for the clueless.) Then paint.
I was wondering if anyone had done this, and used foam. He said he had seen
it done with foam, and that the foam turned black, almost to the point that
it looked like it caught fire. I guess the foam gets pretty hot sitting
right next to the metal.
So, thanks to all who had anything pertinent to contribute. And for the
others, LOOK OUT, THERE'S A NIT ON YOUR CHIN!
No, you misinterpreted him. He clearly said he was going to "either frame
it in wood or metal framing" then "insulate" and then "sheetrock." (I used
"then" instead of a comma delimited list to make it more clear to you since
you're still not "getting it.") You might have a case if he had written
"insulate WITH sheetrock" but he didn't.
Doesn't matter what its R value is if he's not using it as a insulator.
Oh. Okay. I did misinterpret. I thought sheetrock was part of his insulation
plan. I'm sorry I got everybody so exercised and upset.
As an act of contrition, I will contribute one KFC lunch deal to the local
Salvation Army mission in my town. I'm sure they'll put it to good use,
possibly as insulation.
Steve, I would glue 2" or more extruded foam (pink or blue) directly to
the container. If you need sanitation, glue FRP to the foam. If you
plan on being able to hang things on the wall(s), this will not be a
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