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#6991233 - 12/10/17 08:00 PM Insulating a blind.....
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 4138
As I sent in the blind for hours, I study my blind and improvements to make in off season.

I no use deer view thanks to the forum. Great investment.

I caught some guys carpeting the house down the street, they gave me a lot of new carpet left over.

I now want insulation for sound and warmth.

What do y'all think about the 8 by 4 sheets of insulation and measure, cut with box cutter and glue to wall.

Y'all's thoughts..........

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#6991242 - 12/10/17 08:04 PM Re: Insulating a blind..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Dalee7892 Online   content
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1881
Loc: Denton County
You can use the 1/2" or 3/4" styrofoam glued to walls with the carpet glued on top for side walls and roof. The floor would just use the carpet, unless sandwich the foam between a sheet of plywood with carpet on top.

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#6991289 - 12/10/17 08:42 PM Re: Insulating a blind..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 9325
Loc: The Island Cres
I used R11 and put "subfloor" over it which is 5mm thick plywood.
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#6992804 - 12/11/17 11:53 PM Re: Insulating a blind..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
gtrich94 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 690
Loc: Houston, TX
I use the pink insulation board like you are talking about and just screwed it right on to the wall. I used a big washer on the screw so it wouldn't pass through the board. Only problem I have run into is that the wasps like to get behind the boards. So I use the non-expanding spray foam to see any cracks between the boards and the corners.
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#6993234 - 12/12/17 10:46 AM Re: Insulating a blind..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Vern1 Online   content
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 2154
Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
Below the windows, 1/2" foam carpet padding makes decent insulation and stops a lot of noise when bumping around inside.
I staple this in place, then put carpet over it.
Makes it nice and quiet and adds insulation.
Above the windows, 3/4" foam with 1/4" blacked out lauan plywood screwed on.

Easy to heat in winter.
Need lotsa open windows in summer!
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#6996191 - 12/14/17 12:19 PM Re: Insulating a blind..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Greg Z Offline
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Registered: 02/01/05
Posts: 903
Loc: TX, Rockwall
rubber horse mat from Tractor Supply for the floor.
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#6997639 - 12/15/17 11:36 AM Re: Insulating a blind..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
bholt Offline
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Registered: 04/28/06
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Loc: Georgetown,TX
I would say it depends on how your blinds is built. I ripped 2 x 4's on mine so I used 3/4" Styrofoam ended up flush with the framework, Secured by caulking it to the studs. Then you can carpet over it, it will help with sound as well as insulation.

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#6998170 - 12/15/17 06:22 PM Re: Insulating a blind..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
phathawg Offline
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Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 146
Loc: Huntsville, Texas
Don't forget the ceiling. I use double thickness of foam board. Toasty!

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#6998250 - 12/15/17 07:41 PM Re: Insulating a blind..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Stratgolfer Online   content
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Registered: 08/15/13
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Find someone that gets their food delivered. Blue Apron or some other like company. They deliver the food in a box with insulation on the inside of the box around the chilled part. It's shredded cotton (like blue jeans through a blender). I used some heavy duty spray epoxy from Lowe's to glue it to the interior. Best part, it's free..........
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#6998302 - 12/15/17 08:31 PM Re: Insulating a blind..... [Re: phathawg]
TEXASLEFTY Online   content
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 9325
Loc: The Island Cres
Originally Posted By: phathawg
Don't forget the ceiling. I use double thickness of foam board. Toasty!


I did double on my ceiling also, good idea.
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Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.

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#7009932 - 12/24/17 10:54 AM Re: Insulating a blind..... [Re: Roll-Tide]
Harveymushman Offline
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Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 87
Loc: Brownwood
Mice like carpet though. I roll mine up at the end of the season and remove it.
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