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imola ghost 09-01-2008 08:49 PM

Has anyone applied the spray in foam in the attic themselves?
I've seen kits that you can do yourself and wondered if anyone has done it themselves.

What was the outcome?

Termite 09-01-2008 11:46 PM

I haven't seen Icynene-type foams in a DIY application, but will caution you about a couple things. Assuming you're wanting to spray the rafters??? Is the attic going to be heated/cooled? In my opinion, there's no other reason to do it.

First, blocking off your soffit's ventilation path to the remainder of the attic would cause lots of issues.

Second, a lot of insulators make the dangerous mistake of spraying the stuff up against furnace and water heater flues, and fireplace vents/chimneys. I see it shot into electric boxes all the time, and that is asking for problems.

Third, flammable foam plastics are prohibited in attics that can be accessed for the service of utilities (electrical, furnace, air handlers, plumbing, etc). Many spray foams are very flammable.

imola ghost 09-02-2008 12:36 AM

All the ones I've seen are non flammable. They're made sugar, corn beets and some other renewable sources.

I've never seen this product done before but this one I believe you can do it yourself.

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