Are you having Momplex withdrawals?
We are too!
Winter is here to stay this year in Alaska, and we are so thankful that all of our outside work has been completed for the year. We did not get the decks on, but we did pour the deck footings, so decks can go up before the ground thaws in June.
Inside, we did not get to where we wanted to be by winter. We were hoping to have the ceiling drywalled and insulated, but with a little thing like oh a first book releasing we had some scheduling conflicts. So we are pretty happy with being darn close to a fully insulated Momplex.
In our last Momplex post, we foamed all gaps, cracks, doors and windows in the Momplex to fully seal all the walls in. Then we put foam baffles up to keep the blow in insulation in the ceiling.
So after all this hard work to carefully seal the Momplex in, inspecting every square inch of the walls for any holes, filling even the tiniest cracks with foam ... what are we going to do?
Cut some giant holes in the sides of the Momplex, of course!
Because the Momplex is so airtight, we must consider how we can get the moisture out or the Momplex will have mold problems.
Bathroom shower of course.
And this baby promises to do the trick.
The bathroom fan/light combo in installed in the studs in the ceiling of each bathroom. We placed them in the center of the bathrooms. Of course, there will also be a vanity light for better light over the sink.
The fan/light combo will suck moist air up and out. But we will need to duct that moist air outside the Momplex.
Since we are going the blow in insulation route, we are using metal vent pipes. The flexible pipes can collapse under weight of the blow in insulation. This means the Ram will be up fixing it, wading through thigh deep blow in insulation. The Ram does not want to do this. So we are using metal vent pipes.
The pipes just snap together at a seam.<p></p><p><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--1LfG_Z5Qlc/UIlmXYtRdqI/AAAAAAAAMUc/q... style="width: 470px; " alt="" /></p><p></p><p>Each pipe has a flat end and a crimped end so you can join them together.</p><p></p><p><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-tn3O_-TujjI/UIlmYSUiGRI/AAAAAAAAMUk/b... style="height: 313px; " alt="" /></p><p></p><p>There's the crimped end.</p><p></p><p></p><p><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-I_qqJbkkJ1U/UIlmZFEOKfI/AAAAAAAAMUs/2... style="width: 470px; " alt="" /></p><p></p><p>And the flat end. </p><p></p><p><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-t3IiJZZTqEk/UIlmTFHcRBI/AAAAAAAAMUE/d... style="width: 470px; " alt="" /></p><p></p><p>The crimped end just fits in the flat end.</p><p></p><p><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9vOn-CzQInk/UIlmSvogGVI/AAAAAAAAMT8/a... style="width: 470px; " alt="" /></p><p></p><p>So you can get a longer pipe.</p><p></p>