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jklingel 01-19-2013 02:17 AM

Roxul; just my assessment
 
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After reading about Roxul insulation for a long time, I finally special ordered some for a water tank and an addition, and I am very impressed with it. It cost me twice what fg would, but that happens w/ special orders. Roxul costs a bit more in stores that carry it to start with, I believe, but even at twice the price, I think you get twice the product. I am sure we will be able to fit the Roxul far better than fg when we insulate the stick addition. Roxul is very dense, very uniform, cuts well w/ a hand wood saw, and just "has some torque to it". I immediately rubbed some on my wrist to see if it was as itchless as claimed, and experienced no problem; I would never think of that w/ fg. It IS a bit dusty, so when we install it overhead we'll wear dust masks. We used it to wrap a1500 gallon outside water tank, which I would not even consider doing w/ fg. Yes, spray foam is the norm with that, but this cat can not afford spray foam, so we spent many hours wrapping Roxul. As you can see in the photo, we stood up lath and tied/goo'd it w/ 1/8" line to hold the Rox in place; it looks a bit "farmer john", but, wth, it works. After two wraps of Tyvek, I have no fear that this tank will freeze up, even at -40 F (yes, there is 100' of 2 watt/ft heat tape wrapped around the lower edge of the tank, under the Rox; that is normal for here). In the spring, we'll put a quick shed over the whole deal. At any rate, I just wanted to give my 2 cents on Roxul. Now that I can order it, fg is toast where I can not use cellulose. Just an opinion.

Canucker 01-19-2013 06:28 AM

I love using the stuff. It does cut really well with a serrated blade(I use an old bread knife or a utility knife) Plus, I have gotten the stuff soaking wet and it doesn't collapse and mat up like the FG batts do. When it dried out it looked the same as new. The price per square ft is a little better where I live, but I agree, the Roxul is a much better product and worth it:thumbup:

Fix'n it 01-19-2013 10:15 AM

i agree, roxul is some great stuff. round here, it is about the same price as the better(denser) FG. i also used a serrated bread knife to cut it, works great.

you people that live in alaska are NUTS !

jklingel 01-19-2013 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Fix'n it (Post 1097072)

you people that live in alaska are NUTS !

only when it's cold. the other four days are pretty nice.

Fix'n it 01-20-2013 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by jklingel (Post 1097168)
only when it's cold. the other four days are pretty nice.

:laughing: yeah, i bet. beautifull country up there.


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