Insulation Install

Project: Waterfront Warehouse Rehab, Episode 5, Part 3

Rough electrical work is underway and Bob discusses the challenges of wiring an old building, particularly in New York City where there are strict code requirements.

The electrician, Eddie Fisher, uses metal-shielded cable to reduce the possibility of damaging power lines, both during installation and over the building's lifespan.

Insulation is also going on. Bob joins George Saylor from Owens Corning to learn more about the type of insulation being used in the apartments.

Taking a break from the action at the project building, Bob tours the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the country's oldest dry dock. Now converted for a variety of functions, the Navy Yard houses everything from television and film production studios to commuter boat docks.
Part 1: Residential Electrical Wiring
Part 2: Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour
Part 3: Insulation Install
George Saylor from Owens Corning is on location to install, and explain the unique properties of, the insulation being used in this project.

Before work begins, Bob notes the importance of wearing protective gear, including gloves, hat, long-sleeve shirt, pants, particle mask, and eye protection, when working with fiberglass insualtion.

Owens Corning has provided a fiberglass insulation that delivers an insulation value of R15 in only three and half inches of thickness. The material's higher density creates smaller, more uniform cells of trapped air, providing a high degree of insulation within a tight space, making it more efficient.

In the living spaces, interior walls are filled with fiberglass batt insulation to prevent the transfer of sound from room to room.