Post your cut-and-cobble stories
I have decided to write an article on the topic of Cut-and-Cobble Insulation. Even though I sometimes scoff at the technique, calling it an unprofessional method beloved by homeowners, I must admit that I have used cut-and-cobble myself. Sometimes, the method makes sense.
For those who don’t know, the term refers to the insertion of strips of rigid foam between studs or rafters. Each rectangle of rigid foam is sealed at its perimeter with caulk or canned spray foam.
So I’m asking for help.
1. Please post your cut-and-cobbles stories here — failures as well as successes. Would you do it again? Why?
2. Send me your cut-and-cobble photos. Post them here or e-mail them to me: martin [at] greenbuildingadvisor [dot] com.
3. Did Dana Dorsett coin the term “cut-and-cobble”? Or did someone else invent the term first?
4. Can you think of ways that cut-and-cobble might be risky or lead to failures?
All cut-and-cobble anecdotes will be cheerfully and gratefully received.