want to use foamed-in-place technique to insulate a homebrewed
houseboat. first priority is thermal performance, second is acoustic.
really good results are desired. willing to spend. ready to be
painstaking in execution.
Rather than trying to do this yourself. I would be contacting the pros in
your area to ask them for a quote. Salt water might make a difference on
what kind of foam you would want to use.
I used a company to inject foam in a home built in 1969. They came out and
injected all of the block walls and all of the common wall between the
garage and the kitchen (22 feet long by 8'6" high) for a grand. House was
Sure made things quieter and the a/c bill went down.
You may be interested in this:
I have used their 1 part products with good success. I typically
use the nonexpansive product. It sounds as if your application
lends itself to the bulk cylinders and/or the 2 part.
(top posted for your convenience)
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
Urethane " pour foam ", two part system which you mix by hand and pour.
This is the most economical method.
In the past I have used the " Autofroth" system, which uses two tanks
and a static mixer wit 20 to 30 ft. of hose. the hoses are heated to
make the isocyanate and polyol resins more active. Tanks are pressurized
and quite expensive.
Lastly is the system from the Gussmer corp.. It uses pumps to pump the
chemicals from drums and has a mixing gun, which sprays the foam. Heated
hose is also used. This is very expensive.
Google urethane, spray or pour.
Isn't it correct that the gases that are emitted from some of these
substances can be deadly during a fire? In any event, there is also
something to be learned about polluting a contained atmosphere from gases
which emit from some of these foams under 'normal' circumstances. The 'sick
air syndrome' is not to be taken lightly. I would be very sure I researched
this issue to the fullest extent possible by talking to labs and others that
test and rate building materials. United Laboratories comes to mind as a
source to begin doing so.
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