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Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
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Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation / OSHA funded paper / page 39…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner 11 hours ago.

Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
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Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"Richard, here is something else that might be pertinent. In my hundreds of conversations with our late distributor in Texas, we did discuss our coating applied to spray foam insulation.  He had around 25 years experience with our product at…"
11 hours ago
Richard Beyer replied to Howard Katzman's discussion UV lights on filters
"Howard, There are numerous manufacturer's who swear these systems work and then you have the EPA who states this is not a regulated industry. It's buyer beware. In my opinion, any system which will help clean the air is better than nothing…"
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Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"Hal, Great points. In my opinion, guidance for installers is very vague even after 60 years of use. Our government didn't take much notice until 2009 and now they are scrambling to write standards for this industry which is why the posted link…"
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Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"On the MSDS for this foam product, is there a listing for 'Auto-ignition temperature' ? The auto-ignition temperature of the coating I work with is 'That of water'.  It is a Class A Type 1 fire retardant, flame spread…"
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Ryan Rutledge replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"This is good information.  Smart Energy Today uses this type of insulation very rarely.  It's expensive and usually doesn't make the most sense unless in certain applications such as going through a whole in a wall or other hard…"
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Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation

Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation / OSHA funded paper / page 39https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy10/sh-21003-10/manual.pdfSee More
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Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Once again Ted, How do you know control is the path to consistently better air quality aside from someone told you so? Let's look at a more plausible way of seeing where I'm going with this. Commercial buildings have been using air…"
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Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Ted, I think you just hit the nail on the head! It is all about economics...ie..JOBS and Manufacturing.When do you think it's going to be about public safety and our children who's immune systems are not fully developed living in these…"
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Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Air sealing has gone to far. People are in fact getting sick from energy retrofits because our work force has been trained to the bare minimum. We as contractors, designers and industrial hygienist do not fully understand the dynamics a residential…"
Jul 12
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"Many people are aware I have been researching spray polyurethane foam insulation for 3 years and almost full time due to a bad installation within my own home. I have written many blog posts about my findings to only be attacked by industry members…"
Jul 12
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion State fire marshal joins investigation of mansion blaze
" Amazing Fire Pictures of the Connecticut Home Fire Allegedly Caused By SPFI   http://www.rescue9photography.com/Fires-2014/Middlebury-structure-fire-7-3/"
Jul 12
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Jul 12
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"Hi Sean, Yes, the manufacturers provide that data.  However, there are other things involved in the real life applications that can change the actual performance of the material vs how it performed in the lab test. 1.  If the material is…"
Jul 12
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"Hal you can get the smoke & fire spread rating from the manufacturer of each product - the only times I have heard of "spontaneous combustion" is when an installer sprays closed cell on to thick & the exothermic…"
Jul 12
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"I have never heard of a foam, product spontaneously combusting.   I did have an opportunity, about 20 years ago, to participate in flame spread testing of different foam materials found in acute hospitals.  There were many fire…"
Jul 11
James Correira replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
"Given that this is an ongoing investigation, I am reluctant to comment other that to say that It is extremely fortunate that no loss of life was incurred. This type of event has the potential to have a very negative impact on Home Performance and…"
Jul 11

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Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
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