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Old 08-01-2004, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone here using the spray foam for insulation

There is a person down the road from me building a new home out of metal.I went in there and it was 90 degrees outside and the inside temp was at 75 degrees.This is in Texas..lol..I am going to use it on my shop.It is just like the spray foam out of a can that expands.After it expands they come back and cut it off even with the studs.It is great stuff.
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Old 08-02-2004, 07:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would use it but the cost seems kinda high? (3000-4000 for a 30X33 with 12 foot eves)

I will have to get a quote on it VS fiberglass batt

a word to the wise it is flammable

and 3 inches is suposed to be r19?

but it sticks to every thing and helps to hold every thing together
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Old 08-02-2004, 08:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I heard something about that spray in stuff a few years back - seems that it has a lot of formaldehyde in it. I'd check out the specs before using it in a home.

I do like it for filling in cracks, around windows, etc. I also use it in truck and boat applications (and sometimes for packing small delicate parts that I sell on eBay - just wrap them in plastic real good, and spray fill the box).
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If the insulation contractor is using the some of the newer products on the market, the formaldehyde and flamibility issues should be of no concern
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I have a pole-barn/metal sided/roofed shop.

I had Corbond sprayed in. R-21 IIRC @ 3" thickness. It doesn't require a vapor barrier (it IS the vapor barrier) and it sticks to the steel siding.

34x28 shop, 10' walls.. about 1000sqft @ 3" thickness, IIRC and ~$1400?

I didn't have to do ANYTHING, though.. just wrote the check.

Corbonded Shop

Before insulating:



Day after...




While sheetrocking a month or three later



This stuff required a fire barrier since it's highly toxic when burning. I covered the shop with 5/8" drywall, mud n' taped it, and painted the walls/ceiling white to match the white epoxied floor.

Still need to have the ceiling blown in before this winter.
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I just hope you have enough receptacles.
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I just hope you have enough receptacles.
Me too!

I've already had to add one more I forgot about.. didn't think to put a 220 outlet near a window for an air conditioner.. d'oh.. but otherwise, I think I have it covered.

Last shop has outlets every 3', and there were places I didn't have enough receptacles.. trying to avoid that this time.
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