It's at the place you bought the insulation from: They'll apply
it when you bring it back and insist on getting what you paid
| The insulation they sell locally is beat up. What is the
| for patching the facing?
In a perfect world, that's the way it should be, but our local store doesn't
have anything better. I can exchange it for another ripped and torn roll and
still be fighting with them for months. Not much the customer buys these
days is any good anymore and that's just the way it is. No point in being a
ball-buster, I need to get on with the job. Owens-Corning's web site says
to use duct tape, but it seems like that might dry out after a while.
what is the facing on the insulation, paper or plastic?
do you know if the facing is a vapor barrier?
why is the facing so important to you? can you install it and get by without
any type tape just about will dry out if the insulation is going to be in an
aluminum foil tape used in a/c work might outlast duct tape in the attic
stickiness-wise but again it seems any type tape will dry out in an attic if
that is where your insulation will wind up
On 12/5/2004 8:56 AM US(ET), rck took fingers to keys, and typed the
When my NYS house was built 20 years ago, they used plastic sheeting
applied across the studs, wall to wall and floor to ceiling. This was
applied after the insulation was in place and just before the sheetrock
was put up. It doesn't matter whether the insulation is faced or not.
The plastic sheeting provides the vapor barrier.
The sheeting is available at home centers and comes in packages of 10'
wide by various lengths. If you are doing a whole wall, or just a part
of a wall, this could be a solution for your ripped facing.
Q: hey whats the best tape for an insulator? Packing tape or duct
Of course it depends on what you are insulating against. For low
voltage DC, say 1.5 to 12 Volts, it probably does not matter.
For high voltage or RF, either tape may break down even though it had no
conductance at a lower voltage DC. Use a tape that was intended to be
an insulator against the voltage you expect it to see.
Please forgive my ignorant response. I was having a bad day!
I think duct tape would be the best choice, since it was intended for a
similar purpose. My concern about packing tape, is that its adhesive
will dry out over a period of time, and it will eventually come unstuck.
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