said by alkizmo: said by hitachi369:
Anytime I've needed to venture into the catacombs known as my attic I've just used two boards. Climb on one move the other forward repeat. It is an awful experience.
Yeah, but good luck getting any decently large boards through the access hatch.
My hatch is no more than 2 feet wide.
But I agree that it's an aweful experience.
I insulated my attic over a 2 months period because I HATED going up there. I'd go 2 hours every other weekend.
What I did on my previous house was to install "plywood stepping stones" in the attic. I took the stepping stone approach because numerous electrical boxes and W bracing didn't allow a direct access or long boards to be installed.
I went to Home Depot and had them cut down a 3/4"x4'x8' sheet of ply wood in to 24"x24" pieces. The 24"x24 boards match my rafter spacing. I nailed the boards down so they didn't move. It was not pretty, but it was safer.