Unsecured batt insulation will fall from overhead materials if not properly secured. Three components combine to create a secure connection able to hold the insulation in place. An adhesive holds the base of a stick pin to a base material and a push plate then slides onto the stick pin to hold the insulation in place. Properly attaching all pieces ensures the batt insulation remains in place, allowing it to provide the needed amount of insulation for the building.
Things You'll Need
- Metal trowel
- Stick pin adhesive
- Stick pins
- Batt insulation
- Push plates
Slide the pointed end of a metal trowel in an open container of stick pin adhesive. Wipe the adhesive on the back of a stick pin base. Ensure the entire base plate has a 1/8- to 3/16-inch-thick layer of adhesive.
Push the adhesive-covered base plate against the material holding the insulation. Twist the anchor as you push it against the base material. Apply one stick pin every 16 inches using the described method.
Allow the adhesive-secured stick pins to dry for at least 24 hours before proceeding.
Align batt insulation with two stick pins near one edge of the base material. Push the insulation on the stick pins while keeping your fingers away from the tips of the pins. Slide one push plate onto each stick pin. Stop pushing the plates when they sit against but do not compress the insulation. Move down the insulation batt securing a push plate to each stickpin until the batt is secured to the base material.
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