my kitchen is in a converted outhouse and has a small loft hatch. I cant
get in so how can I insulate it? I though about a few sack fulls of poly
beads but they can damage wiring apparently. any ideas?
Don't do it. There are times when these products should be used and times
when they should not (mostly).
Why not just cut a bigger hatch? It will involve a little more work and a
lot of mess but then the job is done right.
I am suprised that you cannot get through the hole though. I have some that
are very small but always possible to squeeze through, even if I have to eat
nothing but celery for a week or so beforehand.
First consider if it is really worth worrying about for such a small area.
Cost savings and thermal comfort are likely to be minimal
You could use vermiculite which is easy to spread. Polystyrene is not really
a problem for wiring though.
You can lay quilt with a stick to poke it into place
erm, not according to at least one cable maker:
(Google: +polystyrene +pvc)
Beads I suggest would have a high contact contact area and will
maintain it as they settle.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
Yes, but [perhaps] I was responding the specific point of using polystyrene
with cables, and not the issue of placing it there?
The point regarding there being not enough slack to place the cables on top
of any insulation is a good one - so even if he could get into the roof
space, then it is unlikely that quilt could be laid as it will cover the
I would just screw the loft hatch shut and forget about it - its easiest
I took the roof off
Maybe a bit easier for you, some companies blow stuff in, the run a big pipe
from their van.
Also wickes do a loose fill insulation, you could put it in a bucket and shoe it
up, then use a small rake to spreead it out, very itchy .......
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