I was ready to start on it a day ago actually, but then realized that perhaps I should test the factory installed plugs to be sure they didn't leak. It would be a real tragedy to discover that they didn't hold water AFTER I had sealed the tank up and mounted it.
Kenny assisted with buckets of water, and I poured about four or five of them into the tank. I admit that we didn't take the time or water to fill it, but I suspected if they were destined to leak, they'd leak already at such a small amount of water.
I propped the tank up on some scrap paneling, to ensure that the molded fitting wasn't subjected to any undue pressure. Then I proceeded to dry the tank off so that I wouldn't be fooled by errant water drops.
We left it overnight, and I checked on it again this afternoon - it was nice and dry! Yeah!
|Awesome job by Larry and his son at Surecraft!|
So today I began cutting up some 1/2" closed cell foam sheets to attach to the tank for insulation purposes. Seeing how much condensation forms in the sauna in wintertime was a real eye-opener. I knew I couldn't deal with that much concentrated moisture in the cabin!
As per my idea, and Larry at Surecraft's reinforcing confirmation, I attached the sheets to the tank using Tuck Tape - the same tape I have been using to seal up my plastic air barrier throughout the rest of the cabin.
|A double layer on the bottom to also cover those three white and blue plugs that I won't be using|
|And the finished product! Ready for a plywood box to give it more support and protection.|
It wasn't waste though - not when Kenny turned it into a Fort/Wall that he could hide behind!