It’s Sunday morning, and I wanted to give you a last post before your exams tomorrow evening. I hope some of you have the chance to look it up before you start your examination.
I will not elaborate overly much, but just wanted to highlight some of the details I will look for….You all have the video for the vapour barrier around the electric receptacle/switch box, so I will not make any points on that. Install the fiberglass so that:
The insulation should be neither too large or too small (shades of Alice in wonderland!);
-Cut your pieces 1/2″ larger than the space they will be put in….both for length and width;
-make sure the batt is installed right to the back of the opening (I will check randomly);
-“fluff” or pull the batt to the front of the opening;
-no joints between pieces should be visible to the casual eye;
-pieces that need to be cut to fit in shallow or narrow places should respect the same principles as above;
-split the insulation to fit around wires and other similar obstructions;
-loosely stuff the fiberglass in the cracks around the door.
Remember that I will not tell you your mark as clean-up on Tuesday is worth 5 points and also you will need to install the complete vapour barrier in your shed – worth 10 points, so Tuesday may be a game maker/breaker for each of you.
Also, you MUST wear your glasses and mask throughout the entire practical part of the exam or you will automatically fail – no warnings. Please, please, please do not make me do that!! We will both regret it.
As I said, this is not a particularly difficult exam, but I am a fussy marker on this one, so conduct yourself accordingly.
Good luck tomorrow! Break a leg – not literally!!!