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Re: Too Late
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 04:09 PM NHFT »

I can see the sides going up fast but the ends and sealing it?

pretty cool though
I also don't mind the old fashioned quansot or however you spell it
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 04:35 PM NHFT »

Dang it...  there I go reinventing the wheel, again. Although it kind of validates my idea... or at least a variant of it.  :D
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2014, 05:17 PM NHFT »

Looks poorly insulated.
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2014, 05:24 PM NHFT »

i guess it has normal 2by4 walls
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2014, 05:51 PM NHFT »

R-13 they say.

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Q. It gets really cold/really hot where I live, will this cabin work for me?
      A. Our cabins insulation can be upgraded to R25 and can be heated or cooled just like any other form of traditional construction. We have found our cabins to be very efficient and can be heated and cooled easily with windows units and wood burning stoves. They have had no problems from single digits to 100 plus degree days and we have no reason to think they won't continue to perform well outside of this range.

http://archedcabins.com/faq.html
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2014, 10:04 PM NHFT »

Curved surfaces seem like a good place for spray foam insulation.
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2014, 01:06 AM NHFT »

Really? There's no room for insulation. If you put a few inches of insulation, you go form being able to take 3 steps from one wall to the other, to just taking two.
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2014, 05:36 AM NHFT »

Really? There's no room for insulation. If you put a few inches of insulation, you go form being able to take 3 steps from one wall to the other, to just taking two.

I think you are dimensionally challenged.
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2014, 03:15 PM NHFT »

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Re: Too Late
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2014, 05:36 PM NHFT »

if you want a lot of insulation ..... just make a bigger shell :)
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2014, 06:21 PM NHFT »

I suppose you could just put two shells with an air gap between. Seal the gap up on both sides in an aesthetically pleasing manner. It would be like a thermos.
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2014, 06:28 PM NHFT »

I suppose you could just put two shells with an air gap between. Seal the gap up on both sides in an aesthetically pleasing manner. It would be like a thermos.

A thermos has a vacuum inside it.   An air gap provides some insulation, but not much.  Real insulation works by creating many, many air gaps (either bubbles in foam, or strands of fiberglass that restrict air movement).  An air gap between sheets of metal would probably provide less insulating value than an inch of foam.

Their prices seem pretty crazy, for a bit of roofing tin and some framework.  For what they're charging, you might as well just buy a small quonset hut, or other steel building.

Those sheds that Home Depot and such sell would work, for someone who wanted to set up a tiny house, quickly.  There are also a number of local shed contractors, pretty much anywhere you go - just check Craigslist.  Buy a shed, and you're weatherproof, so you can then take your time finishing the inside.
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2014, 06:31 PM NHFT »

spray the foam in Dale and there you go

just leave a straw hole so you can breath :)
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Re: Too Late
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2014, 07:20 PM NHFT »

Speaking of a straw for breathing, have any of you tiny house folks considered weatherproofing a coffin?   >:D
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