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Old 02-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #16
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The weights would not have been removed during window installation.
Please don't take this the wrong way, but it is probably better not to comment on topics if you really don't know. I have done plenty of electrical and plumbing work in my life, but you won't see me posting over in those forums because the last thing that I want to do is give someone inaccurate information or just "guess"... Just something to keep in mind.
Point taken. I should have left the window weight bit alone which is more of a window question.

Insulation, on the other hand is one of my obsessions and I stand by my first bit.

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Do you know if there is any way to use a can of that spray partially and then clean it somehow to use later? I don't necessarily want to use a whole can of that per window.
I usually stuff a nail down the end of the tube then let it rest on something as it dries so the last bit of pressure doesn't pop out the nail. When I come to use it again I pull out the nail, unscrew the tube and clean it out along with the nozzle the top of the can (using a wire) and they're usually good to go.


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Where can I buy a pro gun at? I know Menard's sells the pro cans, just not the gun to spray it with.
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Where can I buy a pro gun at? I know Menard's sells the pro cans, just not the gun to spray it with.
Online or I have seen them at the big box stores. If not there, i.e. local, try a building supply house that sells to contractors.
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Where can I buy a pro gun at? I know Menard's sells the pro cans, just not the gun to spray it with.

Menards rules!

http://menards.com/main/paint/caulki...331-c-7937.htm

http://menards.com/main/paint/caulki...359-c-7937.htm
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I wonder where that gun is in my store. I really appreciate the links.
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No problem... although, I was just looking at them again, it is special order only at my store and the stores around me too. Might be the same in your area too. Could always give 'em a call and see how long to order one if it is the case.
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:40 PM   #22
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a siding supply house will have them
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As Tom and WoW mentioned, a local building supply house like Allied, Alside, ABC, Norandex, Richards, etc will have them in stock. It would be a good investment for any homeowner.
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menards does sell the guns as well. the dow corning stuff some in a kit with the 2 cannisters along with a gun and various tips. I thought I was ging to go through the tips left and right. I ended up using one tip for each set I bought. I've got a bunch of tips lying around here somewhere. If you prep all the windws ahead of time and have a plan for lugging the cylinders around window to window ( there is a carrying handle ) you can probably use one tip per cannister set. The stuff is not cheap though, if you are going to do a window at a time, I'd just use the cans. closed cell is what you want for a moisture barrier.

Froth-Pak is what I used from Menards.

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A froth pack at $400+ per application is way too much material for this application. Pick up a pro gun (maybe $50) and a few cans @ around $12 ea and that will do the trick.
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+1 though on closed cell.
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Adding fiberglass alone is almost useless, right down the bottom of the list here:http://books.google.com/books?id=a29...995%29&f=false

The weight cavities are usually included in part of the window unit: http://chestofbooks.com/architecture...k/Windows.html
There will almost always be a rough opening framed in a wall for a window with just studs, if not studs and jack studs.

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well if the rest of the house is fiberglass,i don't see a huge problem using it in the weight pocket,i mean there's a window right next to it,what would be the advantage of ''super insulating'' that?

i would just air seal the trim to the back of the sheathing and fg the rest
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well if the rest of the house is fiberglass,i don't see a huge problem using it in the weight pocket,i mean there's a window right next to it,what would be the advantage of ''super insulating'' that?

i would just air seal the trim to the back of the sheathing and fg the rest
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Just air sealing it is going to pay huge dividends and fiberglass (while complete crap) isn't that bad if there isn't moisture or air movement.

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I agree with WoW and Tom... I don't see where anyone suggested adding fiberglass alone.

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