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Old 02-02-2010, 10:59 AM   #1
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I recently insulated my loft and had left over insulation material (the recycled glass insulation stuff). I had an unstuffed pouffe that I have been trying to find something to use for stuffing it so I used the insulation material. Is it a bad idea/dangerous to use loft insulation for this? it is zipped up inside it. Have read about the dangers of this material now and wish I hadn't done it but don't want to take it all out! any advice? Thanks

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since most of us are American, you need to translate for us.

what is a pouffe?. To be honest, the last time I heard the term used, it was in reference to a homosexual but I'm betting that is not what you are talking about.


or at least I hope that isn't what you are talking about.

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I certainly would not do it. The glass fibers are probably small enough to work through the cloth. You could have glass fibers finding their way out and onto everything else in the space. Get some polyesther fill for it.
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I certainly would not do it. The glass fibers are probably small enough to work through the cloth. You could have glass fibers finding their way out and onto everything else in the space. Get some polyesther fill for it.
so you know what a pouffe is?
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pouffe, pouf [puːf]
a large firm kind of cushion used as a seat
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Like a beanbag?


Unless it is leather, I would consider discarding the entire thing as the glass fibers are quite likely embedded into the cloth and may eventually work their way through the material and cause them to irritate the skin of the user of the pouffe. If you do not want to throw anything out, if it has a removable cover, I would put that in the washing machine WITH NOTHING ELSE in the washer as the fibers could migrate to what ever else is in the washer. I would then run the washer through a complete cycle with nothing in the washer to attempt to rinse all the glass fibers away.

If it is leather, I would remove the fiber glass and (outside and if the cover can be inverted) shake and even use something such as a rug beater to thoroughly dislodge any fibers.

then I would use a polyester fiberfill or maybe a foam or sponge rubber material for fill, depending on how firm it is to be.
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thanks for your replies....yes, not the American kind of pouffe in that case!! the pouffe is leather....I emptied out the loft insulation stuff last night and then vacuumed out the inside of the pouffe very thoroughly. As it is lined I think it should be fine to now stuff with something else.
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Like a beanbag?
then I would use a polyester fiberfill or maybe a foam or sponge rubber material for fill, depending on how firm it is to be.
Depending on how big it is, and how much you want to be able to shape it when you use it, good old bean bag chair pellets might work too.
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Depending on how big it is, and how much you want to be able to shape it when you use it, good old bean bag chair pellets might work too.
Ya but I'm still trying to figure out this statement:

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thanks for your replies....yes, not the American kind of pouffe
Not sure what an American kind of pouffe is. The use of pouffe I was referring to was that used in a foreign (not American) film. Not sure but it might have been La Cage aux Folles. (I don't watch too many foreign films, especially about gays)
It was subtitled so I do not remember if pouffe was a spoken word or a subtitle although I do believe it was a spoken word.

and if nobody has seen the remake (The Birdcage) with Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, it is a must see if for no other reason that in that movie, there is a realization that John Wayne, (yes, the Duke) walks like a gay guy. A hilarious scene.
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hi what a bizarre posting but I was intrigued and am doing a lot of insulation work so asked my suppliers at www.planetinsulation.co.uk and they said no to this as danger of glass fibres.
Jim, is there a reason every post you've made has a website we can visit?
This sounds like Bloody Spam.
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Jim, is there a reason every post you've made has a website we can visit?
This sounds like Bloody Spam.
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I would think it is. I don't even bother going to site suggested for things like that. Too many viruses out there to be blindly running around.


Where's Dave been? He is usually right on top of this type of thing.
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I'm working with a lady doing house clean outs lately
Most of the items/clothing are donated or given away
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