So hooray, Mark and Zach were free, and arrived yesterday to get us fixed up!
|This is the old stuff, all out from under the shed now...you can see the glue spots that let go. There wasn't a bit of it still on the floor where it belonged. Somehow it didn't warm the floor much once it was all lying on the ground...|
|We decided to replace some of it with the 2" stuff, and double up the old...|
|They didn't have long enough nails with the plastic washers, so here's Mark replacing the nails with screws...Zach couldn't have swung a hammer under there anyway!|
|Finishing up along the west edge...Zach crawled under for most of it...|
|You can see some of the little fasteners here--more dependable than the glue, I hope! And you can tell how little clearance there was...|
|Mark's squeezing the last bit into place...Zach's underneath guiding it in.|
If I had REMEMBERED I'd owned this book since the late 80's, I could have saved us ALL a bit of trouble. Or a lot. It's still out there on Amazon, as you can see at the link!
A Place of Your Own Making: How to Build a One-Room Cabin, Studio, Shack, or Shed
Soooo...let this be a lesson to you if you're wanting to build your own place...nails in the floor joists BEFORE you put down the floor, at the depth of the styrofoam, as you may be able to see above. Rest it ON the nails. THEN cover.
Voila', an insulated floor that stays put! (A vapor barrier between the insulation and the sub-floor--or floor, as it turned out to be for us!--is good, too. Duh...)
So looking forward to a warmer winter and a lower electric bill!