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dilleyo

portable icehouse floor insulation

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I decided to insulate the floor on my portable this year and was wondering what everyone else has used for insulating their floors. My house is just the basic house from Cabela's where you build the floor yourself, suitcase style. Thanks in advance.

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Just buy some insulating foam. It's cheap and you can replace the pieces as they wear out. Cut them into 2x2 squares and it will keep your feet off the ice! I put wood around mine, but you wouldn't have to.

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I had the same shack. I used 2 of those grey/black indoor outdoor rugs you buy at any home improvement store. They get wet though, and you have to make sure you dry out your shack.

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Thanks guys. I already have the bottom of it framed and ready for the insulation and the inside is carpeted with some cheap scraps we had laying around work. For the insulation, are you talking about the pink foam stuff?

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get any kind of foam other than bead board insulation sheets. ya know, the stuff when you break it a bunch of little white beads fluff around. if it shows at all in the floor, you'll eventually have a mess to deal with. pink, blue or yellow would be good ways to go. I myself am a carpenter, so i would recommend thermax. may be a bit pricey, but it has a foil face top and bottom that reflects heat, so it would help heat a bit better as well. since the walls probably aren't insulated, 3/4 thick will do just fine, just enough to keep your feet off of the ice!

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Thanks for all the replies. I will probably just head to Menard's or the Home Depot on the way home and see what they have.

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