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Old 03-03-2009, 11:12 AM   #16
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meth: You might need to request that they bring a truckload in. It is made right here in British Columbia. The stuff is just great.

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I have heard great things about it - I asked at my local HD as well as other buidling suppliers and they will not assist in getting it. I reached out to the mfg and was told the product is not offered in the US. Not sure why, but I wish it was
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meth: When this stuff first came out, which was only a few short years ago, the company could not keep up with the demand. I suspect that is still the case. Even our local HD frequently runs out. While the shelves of pink remain full. You have to actually use this stuff to appreciate just how nice it is to handle.
If the company had some good marketing savvy, they would open up several plants in the U.S. I suspect it is more a matter of finances than anything else.
Then again, I do not know just what kind of rock they need to manufacture the product.
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Meth: how far are you from the Canadian border? If you're not too far, from what I understand, Americans can drive across the border, buy it there and bring up to $200 worth of it back without having to pay anything at the border.
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I wish it were that easy, I'm a good 8 hrs away. I think I'm going to try the recycled jeans product, forget what its called but as close as we can get
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I don't understand why HD and Lowe's don't stock the better quality products. Who sells the recycled jeans insulation?
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I don't understand either. There is a local building supply company that sells the other product. I will look it up and post the link
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The other link is www.ultratouch.net I have never used the product though
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Thanks meth. That's pretty interesting. I like how it shows the little boys standing right there helping. What do you think the difference is between the two varieties? I know the 'insulator' has soundproofing qualities. In the FAQ's it says the R-value is 4.1. I wonder if that's per inch? It doesn't really say. It looks like pretty cool stuff, I wonder how it compares to Roxul.
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gma: Having just clicked on the link above, I would suggest that the Roxul appears to be somewhat stiffer. Roxul has about a 10% greater R-value than pink, i.e. 6" pink is R-20, 6" Roxul is R-22. I don't know what the fire rating actually means there, but I can tell you that Roxul absolutely does not burn no matter what you do to it. I put some in the woodstove to see what would happen. It just went black, nothing else. It absolutely will not support combustion.
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Thanks cocobolo. That's good to know. I guess I'll head into Canada when I'm in the motor city the next few times and pick some up.
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GMA2RC, Roxul is also made here in Milton ON just east of Toronto. You should contact them re US sales.
You will find it in Windsor for sure at HD. It crumbles a bit if overhandled but it's not itchy...good stuff
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Thanks Chemist. I was curious about what store would sell it in Windsor. I'll go on the HD website for directions. Do you have a ballpark figure of how much a bundle of Roxul is? I'm just wondering approx. how many I can get for under the $200 limit.
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I haven't bought any for awhile now, maybe a year, but I think it was around $25 a bag, could be wrong. You can likely get the right price from HD on the web. And with the CDN $ being where it is, it's a bargain for you. Are you sure you have to pay duty on stuff over $200? Even if you do, the rate should be dirt cheap.
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Hi cocobolo, how's your wife's knee? I thought someone posted on another thread that we can bring back up to $200 worth of stuff back into the U.S. without having to pay a duty.

How amazing that you can put Roxul right in the woodstove and it still won't burn. That was a good experiment. It makes me think of how every year you hear of huge fast-spreading forest fires that burn down any homes in their path. It would be nice if the Roxul company could somehow make sheets of this stuff, about the size of a large tarp, but maybe thinner than the batts they make. A family could connect enough of these Roxul 'tarps' together to cover their home and the fire wouldn't destroy it. If the roof of the home was already fireproof, they'd only need to cover all of the walls.

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