Monday, January 13, 2014

Weekend of Walling

I was quite surprised when I took the old ghastly wall covering off and saw that the steel was in reasonably good condition.  The insulation (polystyrene) wasn’t even glued in so I had expected to see evidence of corrosion due to condensation forming between the steel and the polystyrene but it was in pretty good condition.  Especially as this is the kitchen.

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The top did have some corrosion but it wasn’t excessive by any stretch of the imagination and there was no insulation there

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Amazingly where tape had been used put over the box section the steel underneath was clean!

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I took out some old electrical cable that I disconnected within days of having the boat. The cable seemed in good condition but it had made indentations into the polystyrene

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The tongue and groove flew up and looks rather good.  I had intended to have cupboards on the walls but the gaps between the bearings/tubey whatsists/ is a bit big so I am reconsidering that.  Strangely my ‘I must have cupboards’ has turned to ‘ooh shelves’

6 Comments:

Blogger Brian and Diana on NB Harnser http://nbharnser.blogspot.com said...

I have always found this with cables and polystyrene, The polystyrene has always "melted" back and the cable has appeared fine. I don't know what tests on the insulation would show.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Don said...

PVC cable in contact with polystyrene may be a potential hazard. ref: https://www.google.co.nz/#q=polystyrene+electrical+insulation

7:47 AM  
Anonymous Wozie nb Oakfield said...

Looking good, so far!
Having shelves will save much work, as long as the stuff stays on them.

1:12 PM  
Blogger nb.bobcat said...

Try hanging wicker baskets from hooks. Work well as shelves and things don't fall out.

Love the reuse of clock casing. Fab u lous.

Kath

4:40 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Might that be real red lead on your steel? That would account for its good condition if so.

4:59 PM  
Blogger MortimerBones said...

It might well be real red lead...when was lead banned? but it would have been on the bit that is rusted too.

3:10 PM  

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