Now that I'm no longer storing batteries indoors, I have finally realized just how much cold air was leaking out around the edges of the door. I decided that sealing it up would be the best option.
I assembled a piece of plywood that would more than cover the hole underneath, a length of two by four to create a new "joist" to attach the lid of the access to so that it would be extra firm, some spray foam and stone wool insulation.
First of all I measured and cut and installed the joist.
|It's an older joist, but it checks out.|
I removed the joist.
I put the plywood down below, hopped into the crawlspace, and screwed the plywood to the bottom of the access.
I reinstalled my joist, and then used my spray foam around the edge of the plywood. Unfortunately my foam ran out surprisingly quickly. So I asked Donna to bring me more as she was in the city with Kenny at the Countdown Escape Room.
|A disappointingly small amount of foam from the first can.|
|Still, I can install the joist while waiting.|
|This is helping!|
|This looks a bit better. Can you believe I thought I'd fill the whole space?!|
|This should help to keep things a bit less draughty and cold!|