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Your comment about "burnt cotton candy" triggered my memory of this article that I read a while ago. From Green Building Adviser on smelly eco-friendly fiberglass. The article describes the glue used as having a sweet burnt smell: According to Frank O’Brien-Bernini, an Owens Corning vice president and chief sustainability officer, “The new binder was ...
Roxul is our #1 choice of insulation in exposed areas. It is non-flammable. After installation it releases very little dust comparatively. The dust released has really no harmful effects other than slight irritation. It molds and conforms stronger than fiberglass and other roll insulation. Just make your cuts bigger than the area and compact the ...
There is no reason to be demoing this more than a day before it needs to be done. Demoing the ceiling is a 1 hour job. If they plan on running new electric and you will be demoing it is normal to cut out parts of the ceiling to make your runs - even big parts. We would simply screw the drywall back in where we cut it out with 4-5 screws - doesn't need to ...
Exposed Roxul Safe and Sound emits a significant amount of airborne particulate. That is exacerbated by anything that disturbs the surface of the Roxul. If the Roxul is exposed to air that finds its way into living space I recommend finding some way to cover it up.
I tried the diluted white glue (Elmers) and it worked well. I diluted it about 1:5, glue to water, and put it in a spray bottle. It sprayed well, looking like skim milk. When it dried, the cellulose was indeed (at least loosely) bound in place.
If by Styrofoam, you mean rigid foam insulation like this or this you do not need to add a vapor barrier as the rigid Styrofoam sealed with chemical sheathing tape like this will do the same job. The important point is that any an all seams are sealed by the tape to create a water, and air tight seal.
Roxul is safer than pink or fiberglass insulation, and a few pieces against your windows will be quite safe (but not beautiful). However, if your basement walls are not insulated, I doubt putting Roxul in the windows will make any perceivable difference to your basement temp in general. If your basement is insulated, you will likely have noticed that cold ...
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