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Old 01-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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Dow SafeTouch Insulation

What's the story on Dow's SafeTouch polyester insulation ?
How's it compare to fiberglass and cellulose ?
Would you use a vapor barrier with it for western Arkansas climate ?
If so, which side should the barrier face for this climate ?



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Old 01-03-2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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Dow SafeTouch Insulation

I have not used it yet. Compare the density before installing in attic or walls; Dow SafeTouch Insulation
Work the numbers; divide the thickness by 12, times the square footage. Weight divided by the previous product for the density per cubic foot. R-21 = 1.05, R-19 = .65, what did you get for R-30?

Density makes it or breaks it..... Low density, around .50 per cubic foot is the weight of the tested fiberglass that has convective loops;



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