Installation of Low-E insulation is well under way, and I’m anxious to see how well the insulation works, especially with summer coming. I can feel heat coming through the high top even when I hold my hand several inches away from the surface, so I’m hoping that the manufacturer’s claim of “stopping 97% of radiant heat transfer” will prove to be true.
After applying some heat to each of the four samples from the little experiment I started yesterday, it appears that intense heat will not affect the bond strength of any of the adhesives in my pseudoscientific study. That said, I’ve chosen to go with 3M Hi-Strength 90 adhesive. It’s much less runny than the 3M Yellow Super Trim Adhesive, and its dry time is significantly shorter. It’s also easy to control as it comes out of the can.
Wow. I’m blathering on and on about spray adhesive and insulation? Jesus, I’m a nerd. Just the other day at some freelance gig I revealed to my co-workers that I’m working on this van conversion that you are reading about right now. After fielding a slew of questions, I realized how knowledgable about van conversions I’ve become… and how nerdy I sounded talking about it.
Here are some pictures to celebrate our inner nerdness.