I am putting up 1" foam board on the cellar walls and have a question
about "Liquid Nails" type products. The substrate is brick, our
basement wall is field stone to the ground level and 24" of brick
above that to the sill plate.
Years back (1976) I insulated a building by gluing foam board to the
concrete block using an adhesive that called for putting globs of glue
on the foam board, pressing the board to the wall, pulling back and
waiting about 10 minutes. Then when the board was pressed back onto
the wall it was THERE to stay. Great stuff!
I can't find that adhesive now. All the brands that H.D. and Lowes
carry (and several of the local lumber yards) carry are the type that
want you to press the board to the wall and brace or nail in place
until the adhesive cures. Nailing is not an option on the brick wall
and bracing is very awkward.
Any thought on where, or even if, that old type of contact adhesive is
available? Or is every thing so "safe" now that it is gone for good.
Instructor, Machine Tool Department
H.H. Ellis Technical High School
New England Model Engineering Society