Intro: Plastic Bottle Insulation
This is my first instructable
As everyone knows wasted heat is wasted money, energy, and comfort.
I was trying to find the greenest, most cost efficient way to insulate my house. While searching for insulation i discovered that gases are really the best insulators. (other than a vacuum thanks Gofish)
After scratching my head a couple of times trying to figure out how to seal off air in my 1960s home, I though duh empty bottles.
Step 1: What You Will Need
1. Empty bottles (with lids)
2. Empty attic space
3. Filler, this can be almost anything,
like expanding foam or blown in insulation
but for more recycling i used plastic bags.
Step 2: Scout It Out
As you can see my attic has no insulation whatsoever.
Step 3: Wrap the Bottles
start wrapping the bottles in the plastic bags as shown
Step 4: Start Stacking
Start standing them side by side.
Step 5: I Think I Need More Bottles....or Less Attic
This should help keep a few thousand empty bottles and plastic bags out of the landfill.