| Pat wrote:
| > Is rigid foam more flammable than the bare wood up there?
I had no idea.
| > What covering other than drywall would meet the code?
| In attics and crawlspaces: "1-1/2 inch-thick (38 mm) mineral fiber
| insulation, 1/4 inch-thick (6.4 mm) wood structural panels, 3/8 inch
| mm) particle board, 1/4 inch (6.4 mm) hardboard, 3/8 inch (9.5 mm)
| board, or corrosion-resistant steel having a base metal thickness of
| 0.016 inch (0.406 mm)"
| > No one around here to enfore code anyway. In fact no one would even know
| > what I did.
| Is that how you operate? "I won't change my car oil because no one
| will know?" It's for your benefit, no one else's.
Of course not. But if I knew that my car's engine ran well on vegetable oil,
I'd probably use it even if the manufacturer said not to, or there was a law
| Burning plastics give off dioxins when they burn. Considering that it
| would be you and yours that would be breathing the stuff
Yes, a drop in the bucket of plastic smoke this house would produce if it
burned. The carpeting, the blinds, the window sashes, tons more. Not to
mention the whole place is wrapped in the stuff.
I don't get it. If the stuff is so flammable, why was it OK to use it
between the non-fireproof siding and the non-fireproof wood?