The Fakro display included their excellent skylights, one working ladder, and a large screen showing attic ladder and skylight installation videos. The ladder is steel scissors type, Model LST 22x31 .
To some visitors, I admitted my preference for wood ladders.
I had a collection of photos to share, upon business cards, and on iPhone and tablet displays. No one cared to see my photos. Yet, I did engage with very many people, hoping they would remember me and my message, via taken business cards.
Here now is my 145-photo collection, with captions:
Here is a sampling of the photos and captions
Lighted safe access leads to remarkable results like these:
Very large savings are achievable in complex but inexpensive attic floor sealing. You can't do this without an in-attic vacuum and chop saw.
Major improvement of HVAC ducts in this attic, are detailed at porch.com . The job details are also presented in a prior post at this blog . I have much to contribute toward better HVAC ducts , enabled by good attic and crawl space access. A most recent achievement is presented and is reviewed , at porch.com.
Leading-edge adoption of residential LED lighting is enabled with good access. These beautiful and bright Nicor DLS LEDs necessarily replaced a half-dead T12 fluorescent fixture/ bug collector. More commonly, the large savings and better satisfaction are in elimination of awful can lights.
The "starry sky " in this closet was carried throughout the house, replacing all can lights with Nicor DLS LEDs.
I practice innovation with attic ladders , for service not achievable with out-of-the-box construction. Would you buy a bicycle without any options to better serve your needs? The challenges and opportunities are similar.
The drawing shows a ladder easily deploying between 48" confining walls.
A 2015 IBS visitor asked whether a drop-down ladder could serve with 14 ft floor to ceiling distance, and I responded that I have served FC of eleven ft (130.5"), despite manufacturer-claimed limits. I have imagined ladders that reach easily, more than twelve ft , comfortably in reach even for a short person. 14 ft might be difficult.
Some possibilities involve manufacturer offerings to, and requirements of, professional installers, that may not be offered to a casual consumer. Such offerings do not yet exist.
All of these achievements, in Portland, Oregon, should be possible anywhere, with professional networking that I seek to establish through means including IBS presence.