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Old 09-06-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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What kind of adhesive to use on Styrofoam insulation?


I am using Styrofoam insulation on the interior for a bathroom project.
The areas that i will be insulating are brick and block. I was wondering what would be the best adhesive to mount that Styrofoam insulation to the brick and block?

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I am using Styrofoam insulation on the interior for a bathroom project.
The areas that i will be insulating are brick and block. I was wondering what would be the best adhesive to mount that Styrofoam insulation to the brick and block?
I have used standard construction adhesive. it will state if its suitable for use with styrofoam.

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Old 09-07-2008, 11:07 PM   #3
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Definitely check the label. They have adhesives labeled for use on styrofoam. If it doesn't list styrofoam, it's possible it contains a solvent that will melt through it. I found that out when putting foam panels in my garage door. I put some on a panel, turned around, came back and the panel had lines melted through it! Oops!

Enamel hardener in a plastic cup will do the same as will gasoline in a plastic solo cup...Found that out the hard way when I was working on my Mustang many years ago.
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Canned foam like Great Stuff is pretty handy for holding foamboard in place, as well as sealing gaps at the edges.
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I have used standard construction adhesive. it will state if its suitable for use with styrofoam.

Liquid Nails, Silicone?
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STICKEY PUTTY! no only kidding,
Great stuff works well, Also there is a glue in a caulking tube that is just for this purpose. you can get it at HD.
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I always use silicone adhesive caulk. Some construction adhesives will list styrofoam compatibility.
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PL Premium

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PL Premium is not recommended for polystyrene.
PL 300 is made for polystyrene.
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PL Premium is not recommended for polystyrene.
PL 300 is made for polystyrene.
Right, PL300.
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I am a female who is just getting started on DIY. I am researching silicone adhesives for styrofoam insulation boards to put up on the walls without using screws or concrete nails. I have a concrete block building that would best be described as a 'shell' except for the living area we established in 700 sq ft about 10 years ago. I am looking for easy and cheap ways to insulate the walls.

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Thanks for the insult, Joe. This thread was started in 2008. I doubt I am overriding their comments FIVE YEARS LATER! Also, they talk about about PL 300, not me. Also, I have found 4x8 sheets of the stuff on Craig'slist for $3.50 each, pretty cheap. I hate rednecks in Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Now go boss around a female whose bills you actually pay. You ran a female out of an online chat room. What a big man!

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Emma you need to go back and add your own post. Two confusing where there two people talking.
Silicone would be the wrong adhesive and foam is sure not cheap.
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I don't see where Joe was rude or insulting. He simply suggested that you would have gotten a better response if you had started your own unique post. The reason for this is simple. The post you resurected is over 4 years old. Some of the technology in it may be out dated by now or posibly the materials not available any more. This poses a problem as some responders don't look at the dates in the posts and start answering your questions with information based on some of the previous posts. also, As joe has in his tag line about the locations is of some importance as materials and codes/laws vary in different parts of the country/world. With a rough idea of your whereabouts we can help get you the proper info you may need.
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I guess us Ohio rednecks are just too lovable to hate?
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There are rednecks in Ohio? That is a state filled with polite ,highly educated suave and sophisticated sorts---

Did I fail to mention I have family in Ohio?

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