LowPro and Inserts Exterior Sidewall Installation

Installing LowPro Insulated Studs on the Exterior

LowPro insulated studs are hybrid engineered solution for insulating containers. It is versatile and can be used for interior or exterior applications. The CX-LP studs are ideally suited for intermodal container conversions and is suited for industrial applications where thin wall insulation and framing is the primary concern. If you are (not planning to embed) electric services like wiring in the wall, or if you are planning surface mounted conduit.

Why you would use LowPro Insulated Studs;

LowPro insulated studs are hybrid engineered solution for insulating containers. It is versatile and can be used for interior or exterior applications. One of the many benefits to the stud, it is smaller than the panels making them easier to handle and modify to accommodate working around dings and dents of older containers. The insulated stud eliminates framing cold spots and fastener condensation when insulating a container.

The CX-LP is a hybrid method for insulating a shipping container addresses limited rural delivery and overseas freight charges. CX-LP insulated stud method utilizes foam insulation that you source locally. Flat foam board purchased locally reduce bulk shipment costs.

LowPro Insulated Studs Exterior Application

CX LowPro Insulated Studs Exterior application.

LowPro Studs for dented Containers

The long sidewalls of the shipping container using the LowPro Stud is a three step process and is insulated with Sidewall Inserts and locally sourced 3/4" thick sheet foam insulation.The adhesive applied CX-LP eliminates the hundreds of holes associated with shipping container or sea can modifications. The CX LowPro stud is part of a assembly to work with the Sidewalls Inserts. The corrugation infills are typically placed on either 11 - 22 inches on center in an alternating pattern with the (SWI) side wall inserts. The CX-LP insulated infill framing is ideally suited for container conversions in commercial, residential, industrial, interior or exterior applications where thin wall insulation and framing is the primary concern.  LowPro used in this configuration with 1/2" thick drywall only  1 1/4" of interior space is lost.

Installing a Wood Buck into a Container;

First Things First

Safety Precaution: Cut out all openings in the container and complete any welding, cutting or grinding operations prior to installing InSoFast panels. Do not expose the foam insulation or plastic studs of InSoFast panels to the flames, heat or sparks generated by welding, grinding or cutting on the steel container after panels have been installed. 

See this page for in depth instruction for installing wood bucks. MORE


Determine your window layout first. We suggest that you adjust your openings to the right or left up and down to simplify other steps  later on. If you invested in a sample kit use the side wall insert to help you mark your layout lines.To fasten the interior half of the buck we used special fasteners from ITW with a drill bit and metal wings that over drill the wood then break-off to allow the screw to anchor itself to the steel container wall.

The window bucks are complete and ready to finish. Next step is to insulate the interior walls with the Sidewall Inserts and the UX2.0 Flat panels.


Cutting material to fit

Cut material to fit.

It is highly recommended that the 3 components be install at the same time. Once install tamp the panels with a straight edge like a 2x4 lumber to make sure that the wall is level and flat. 

Installing the LowPro Insulated Studs

Install the LowPro Insulated StudsApply a 3/8" bead of Loctite PL Premium 3x construction adhesive horizontally across the top then directly over the ribbed surface of the backside of the stud to form "T" pattern.

The LowPro studs can be cut to fit using regular wood working tools or razor knives. Remember to cut and modify the studs before you glue them.

Installing the sidewall inserts

Install the sidewall inserts.

Place a bead of adhesive in an “S” pattern down the center of the backside of the sidewall insert. Set the inserts into the lower half of the sidewall corrugations. Continue to cut, fit and glue all the insert onto the sidewall corrugations. Spray foam and seal all your work.

Installing the the locally sourced 3/4" sheet insulation

Install the the locally sourced 3/4" sheet insulation.

When the LowPro Studs are installed in an alternating pattern of 22" on center, the sheet foam is cut from a 48" x 96" (3/4") into 16" wide panels.

Insert 16” sheet foam between the LowPro Inserts. Use 5” wide sheet foam when LowPro is installed in every corrugation

Optionally when the LowPro Studs are placed in an alternating pattern of 11" on center, the sheet foam is cut from a 48" x 96" (3/4") into 5" wide panels.

It is highly recommended that the 3 components be install at the same time. Once install tamp the panels with a straight edge like a 2x4 lumber to make sure that the wall is level and flat. 

Installing infill insulation in the corner

Install infill insulation in the corner.

The outside corner can be filled with 1/2" thick board stock insulation from a local lumber supplier. 

Products Required;
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CX-LP LowPro Insulated Stud

Side Wall InSerts

CX LowPro-Side Wall Architectural Details

dwg dxf pdf

Dimensioned to fit

Dimensions

7 1/2in × 24in × 2in

48in x 7 3/4in x 1 1/4 in

Coverage

2.5 sq-ft

2.5 sq-ft

R-Value ASTM C518

R-8.5

R-5.3

Closed-Cell, injection-molded EPS 

ASTM C578 Type II

ASTM C578 Type II

Canadian Standards

CAN/ULC S701 Type 2

CAN/ULC S701 Type 2

Foam Density

1.35 lbs per cubic foot

1.35 lbs per cubic foot

Polypropylene Studs

Surface

N/A

Ready for Finishes

Interior

Exterior

      • One box of the CX-LP 46 Insulated studs will do 92 lineal feet of framing.   
        • One 20' container side wall would need 44 pcs, of CX LowPros insulated studs and 20 pcs. of the Side Wall Inserts to do one side.
        • One box of Side Wall Inserts has 30 pcs. that are 48 inches long or will cover 112 Lineal feet of corrugation in-fill.

The high-strength co-polymer plastic studs on 11 or 22-inches centers provide a positive attachment stud for finishing the container. The ribbed dovetails surface provides for adhesive applications against the metal surfaces.

Panels you would need for a complete insulated LowPro Container;
Complete Interior Insulation for a Container; 20' Standard 20' High Cube 40' Standard 40' High Cube
LowPro Insulated Studs/Inserts Sidewall Sidewall Sidewall Sidewall Sidewall
CX-LP 46 LowPro Insulated Stud 2 2 4 4
CX-LP 15 LowPro Insulated Stud 1 1 0 1
Sidewall Inserts: 2 2 4 4
Box Total: 5 5 8 9
Endwall (Container) LowPro-Bundle Endwall Endwall Endwall Endwall
Endwall LowPro-Kit 1 1 1 1
Ceiling 2.0 Flat Panel-Bundle Ceiling Ceiling Ceiling Ceiling
2.0 Flat Panel (UX) 4 4 8 8
Inserts: Ceilings 1 1 2 2
Box Total: 5 5 10 10
Door 2.5 Flat Panel-Bundle (2) Doors Door Door Door Door
2.5 Flat Panel (EXe) 2 2 2 2
Floor 2.0 Flat Panel-Bundle Floor Floor Floor Floor
2.0 Flat Panel (UX) 4 4 8 9
         
Total Box Count: 17 17 29 31
         
Foam Board Insulation by others: 3/4" x 4' x 8' 3/4" x 4' x 8' 3/4" x 4' x 8' 3/4" x 4' x 8'
Sidewall 14.67 16.25 29.67 31.75
Total 4x8 Panel Count 15 17 30 32

InSoFast Plus Method

Need a higher R-value? No Problem! Start with a base of InSoFast continuous insulation panels they are feature-rich and easy to install. Then add rigid foam insulation over top of InSoFast panels.