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Old 12-20-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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Curiosity And The Cat


A client of mine has an issue with her cats getting into the rim joist insulation in her basement.

She has multiple shelves and storage systems that the cats are able to ascend and get into the insulation.

Contemplating a way to shield the insulation from the cats in a cost effective, yet at the same time, durable manner

One idea I had was boxing the areas out with plywood to the first available joist.

Thought that maybe there are other ideas out there. So throwing it out there.

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Old 12-20-2015, 11:44 AM   #2
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Thinking of just ripping ply on the table saw and fastening flat along the areas of cat intrusion...

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Is the basement undeveloped? Sounds like it. Is she planning on developing it eventually? Would it be worth putting drywall along the affected walls to be tied into if she does develop it?
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Thinking of angling it from the sill plate that runs parallel to the first joist and fastening it to both.

Then at the walls where the joists are attached to the rim simply running it flat.
Yeah, it ain't got to be too pretty. Cut it an 1/8 long & spring it between joists on the butt runs.
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Is the basement undeveloped? Sounds like it. Is she planning on developing it eventually? Would it be worth putting drywall along the affected walls to be tied into if she does develop it?
Correct in that it is unfinished. She has no plans of finishing the basement at the moment other than a wall with a door that will make one section of her basement cat proof. That wall I will lay out in a manner to tie in to future finishing if that would ever occur.
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How about using hardware cloth to cover the insulation?
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I suppose if you want to go really cheap you could throw some chicken wire up there.
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simple-- shoot the cats and most of their (the cat's) relatives. It would solve a lot of problems in this world.

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