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Old 09-13-2017, 10:28 PM   #21
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I appreciate the idea, but it's still way too dirty.

Everything you pictured would still be covered with dust, almost like soot. You touch it and your hands are dirty. The floor is very dirty. Etc.

We'd like a clean area.
Plastic the area off you want to use and then utilize the above... it's about dust minimization in the surrounding area and keeping the items in storage from exposure... keep in mind that no matter what you do, it's an attic, and there will always be dust... opening an closing a door once a month will breath it into any area...

Based on the requirements you listed, your only other option is to do it correctly and create an actual enclosure with floor sweeps, etc. which will cost much more...

Otherwise, you are setting yourself up for unrealistic expectations... but what do we know... we only build stuff for a living...
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Osb?
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Hey Pin, are you still doing the handicap hunts?
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Sorry backstap for the change of topic.
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And here I thought I was being helpful...
No, you didn't.
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No, you didn't.
Uhm... by your own words, yeah he did....

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Osb?
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the only actual help I received is the word "OSB".
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And here I thought I was being helpful...

You might want to check your attitude considering people, whom you don't know, are taking their time to try and help you... if you don't like the ideas, that's one thing, but to be ungrateful is another altogether...
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Put a floor up there. Use 3/4. Frame the closet. Use 2x4s. Staple plastic to studs. Go to home depot and buy sheets of osb. Have them rip them in half (lengthwise) on the panel saw, so you get them through the opening. Install them horizontally on the studs, etc.

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This is the reason why I really don't use forums often. 18 posts in and the only actual help I received is the word "OSB". Nothing more. Even the questions I asked about it, such as thickness, went unanswered while everyone spent their posts saying how bad of an idea it is instead of actually helping with the topic.

Never mind.
I don't think it's a terrible idea, other than if you can't get more than 32" sheets of osb up there, how hard is it going to be to carry other things up there? As for thickness of osb, 7/16ths should be sufficient for what you're doing & its cheap enough, that if ya have to rip every sheet down to 32" it's not going to break the bank.
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Hey Pin, are you still doing the handicap hunts?

Well, since the OP took the topic off the rails himself, I won't feel bad about answering this question in his thread.

Yes, we're still doing it. This will be like the 6th or 7th year. We're hoping to have around 12 hunters this year, first weekend in Dec.
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Well, since the OP took the topic off the rails himself, I won't feel bad about answering this question in his thread.

Yes, we're still doing it. This will be like the 6th or 7th year. We're hoping to have around 12 hunters this year, first weekend in Dec.
That's great.
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how about lining the wall in the attic with foamboard (the stuff with the foil facing)? Use the proper tape and tape the seams and caulk the edges to the floor. That stuff's rigid as can be when using pieces cut at a 90 degree angle to form corners.

as an aside, the Schluter Kerdi Board is similar to a foamboard and we used that stuff in a Schluter class to build a vanity which supported 450lbs/4 people standing on it. It was a 2" thick piece supported by their proprietary bonding agent and a few screws.
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No, you didn't.
Have you considered a walk in casket?
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All I can picture is the pull down constantly open in the hallway. Every time someone walks by they have to put it up and the wife still in the attic.
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This is one of those deals where it's impossible to give a good answer. Unless it's air tight, dirt is going to be sucked in.
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All I can picture is the pull down constantly open in the hallway. Every time someone walks by they have to put it up and the wife still in the attic.
Makes me think of the scene in Christmas Vacation.

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