An Idea That Maybe No One Cares About
I was just looking at the Home Energy Pros website ( I can’t join, but at least I can look), and I found a short thread about sealing crawl space vapor barriers and insulation to concrete walls. There was some discussion about how to hold the materials in place against the concrete wall while the adhesives (mastic etc.) set (prior to mechanical fastening). One commenter wrote that he didn’t really have a good way. I thought: Why not curtain tension rods? I mean the kind with rubber tips that adjust in length and stay in place by spring tension. They are cheap (about $5 ea.), and they could be set vertically between the ground and the bottom of a floor joist as a means of temporarily supporting, for example, the plastic vapor barrier and the insulating foam board.
Comments? Sneers? Embarrassed Silence?
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