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Old October 14th, 2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default expanding foam spray insulation local sources?

I'm looking for some sort of spray on foam insulation similar to what you see on the bottom side of a hot tub.

Does anyone know where something like this could be purchased? I'm having a hard time finding a local source.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 11:06 AM   #2
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for what purpose? how much sq feet?
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This is the only stuff I'm aware of at the consumer level.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/GREAT-STU...9#.UlwX3VP-vFI
When they insulated the shop the company that did it had special equipment to spray it. They were also wearing what looked like hazmat suits.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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Insulate wood burner water tanks.
Approximately 65-75 square feet. (3' diameter tank x 6-7 feet long)
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This is the only stuff I'm aware of at the consumer level.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/GREAT-STU...9#.UlwX3VP-vFI
When they insulated the shop the company that did it had special equipment to spray it. They were also wearing what looked like hazmat suits.
Home depot used to carry larger kits, but you have to purchase a lot of equipment to apply (According to stupid sales guy who said they no longer carry what I wanted), not necessarily worth it for a one time application.
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At $4 a can, might be worth it to just use the Great Stuff.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #6
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Are the tanks outside or in some kind of enclosure? Maybe better to insulate an enclosure with rigid panels of styrofoam. I don't know that the spray on stuff likes to be exposed.

I have seen them mix that stuff up on mythbusters from liquids, its pretty nasty stuff. I know its one of the most expensive options out there for insulating a building.
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Are the tanks outside or in some kind of enclosure? Maybe better to insulate an enclosure with rigid panels of styrofoam. I don't know that the spray on stuff likes to be exposed.

I have seen them mix that stuff up on mythbusters from liquids, its pretty nasty stuff. I know its one of the most expensive options out there for insulating a building.
Tanks are in a small sided building, anywhere from 6-12" between the tanks and the siding.

I thought about insulating the sides of the building but there is still plenty of area for drafts and such as its not a fully sealed enclosure.

I may turn to the great stuff at $4 a can. Depends on how well it can handle the heat of the tank/water
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Or get creative, and make a shell with rigid sheets of 2" foam, and use the great stuff as glue to hold them and seal them up.
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I found the real reason Chad needs the expanding foam.

Seems to be a drug dealer selling drugs to his family and he ain't havin it.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/rich...9MBAPK59J8U01O
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Old October 14th, 2013, 12:53 PM   #10
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Instead of great stuff you can get the 2 part that comes in what looks like propane cylinders. In Grand Rapids acme insulation would probably carry it. I would look for any wholesale supplier for piping insulation. I'm not sure what is in your side of the state. Depending on who you deal with I can probably get a better deal. You can also use the hilti head and the larger spray foam cans which is better than great stuff. I'm not sure about the heat rating for foam though, fiberglass or a high temp bead insulation may end up being a better bet.
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Old October 14th, 2013, 01:00 PM   #11
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Or get creative, and make a shell with rigid sheets of 2" foam, and use the great stuff as glue to hold them and seal them up.
If you are going to use a closed cell insulation like foam board I would wrap it in flex clad and aluminum foil tape the seams. In the off season if moisture gets in there you could have rust issues. I would either completely seal it with zero possibility of leaks in the vapor barrier or use some type of open cell insulation and no vapor barrier and use the shelter to keep direct moisture off it. That is just my .02 though...
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Spray foam is flammable, not sure what the flashpoint is.
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theres a place at grand blanc and linden rd
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Old October 14th, 2013, 01:10 PM   #14
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I asked you the name 100 times butthole.
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Instead of great stuff you can get the 2 part that comes in what looks like propane cylinders. In Grand Rapids acme insulation would probably carry it. I would look for any wholesale supplier for piping insulation. I'm not sure what is in your side of the state. Depending on who you deal with I can probably get a better deal. You can also use the hilti head and the larger spray foam cans which is better than great stuff. I'm not sure about the heat rating for foam though, fiberglass or a high temp bead insulation may end up being a better bet.
This is what I am looking for. I don't trust the jack in the box's at home depot to spend a few hundred dollars on something they seem to know nothing about, so I am trying to find a place locally where I can make sure I have hwat I need to complete the project.
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I asked you the name 100 times butthole.
30 seconds on Google said that is

Don's Insulation & Construction
4490 W Grand Blanc Rd, Swartz Creek, MI ‎
(810) 655-4645 ‎
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Old October 14th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #17
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4490 W Grand Blanc Rd, Swartz Creek, MI ‎
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Old October 14th, 2013, 07:09 PM   #18
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Menards also sells the dow froth paks, two tanks that mix at the gun. It's quite a bit less expensive than the great stuff per cubic foot, the size they stock is 200 board feet.

http://www.menards.com/main/paint/ca...330-c-7937.htm
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menards has kits for commercial use only lol
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Menards also sells the dow froth paks, two tanks that mix at the gun. It's quite a bit less expensive than the great stuff per cubic foot, the size they stock is 200 board feet.

http://www.menards.com/main/paint/ca...330-c-7937.htm
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