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Old 04-16-2012, 10:10 PM   #16
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Or is dumped on the market for unsuspecting customers like me. By rights they should be paying me for loss of materials and labor.

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:31 PM   #17
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Or is dumped on the market for unsuspecting customers like me. By rights they should be paying me for loss of materials and labor.
Where did you buy the Roxul? Is it possible that the batch is a Chinese forgery? We had forgery problems with products in the energy industry. Can you trace any serial numbers?
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:32 PM   #18
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Purchased from Pro-Build, Vail's Gate, NY. Everything was dumped, so no codes to trace. They said it always smelled like that, hence their reference to calling it "rotten cotton". Be my guest if you want to check it out, but I've moved on as I've got too much else to do. Anyway, thanks for the suggestion.
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I know this a old thread but I have done some looking in to it, and here is a parable cause to the odor you got from the rock wool Urea-formaldehyde and phenol binders. Most is cooked off in the oven they use to activate the binders but some times the oven is not at the correct temp. and you might have a 1-6 percent left in the stuff. sounds like you got the stuff from a not so hot oven and had a lot of Phenol's left to off gas.
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I know this a old thread but I have done some looking in to it, and here is a parable cause to the odor you got from the rock wool Urea-formaldehyde and phenol binders. Most is cooked off in the oven they use to activate the binders but some times the oven is not at the correct temp. and you might have a 1-6 percent left in the stuff. sounds like you got the stuff from a not so hot oven and had a lot of Phenol's left to off gas.
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I used Roxul R-23 in my 2x6 walls. It did have a slight odor to it but not bad. I put it up a few months ago and still dont have walls (Wood) up yet. Its had plenty of time to air. I think I'm going to like it when the project is complete. Its had plenty of time to air. I would agree, I bet it wasnt cooked hot and or long enough.

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