No insulation to see here...

No insulation to see here...

South side of caboose with central wall removed.

South side of caboose with central wall removed.

The first thing to go was the sheetrock, then the windows. The windows were in pretty good shape. They were just never sealed well. We removed the four windows on the sides of the caboose and replaced them with windows that open for ventilation. The windows around the top of the caboose were resealed.

Through the deconstruction process, we learned that sheetrock can be recycled into new sheetrock. It's just hard to find a recycler, and really hard to find one in Montgomery. If you are in Birmingham, you can take your sheetrock, concrete and asphalt here

Ceiling and wall detail on the south side of the caboose. The metal studs were added to hang the sheet rock. There is space for blow-in insulation in between the ceiling, wall and external wall/roof. There was also a lot of evidence of rodent life.

Ceiling and wall detail on the south side of the caboose. The metal studs were added to hang the sheet rock. There is space for blow-in insulation in between the ceiling, wall and external wall/roof. There was also a lot of evidence of rodent life.

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