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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

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Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home
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Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
""There are thousands of potential harmful products that can contribute to existing homes poor indoor quality of life / air." “When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters” There is substantial evidence to indicate that a…"
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Richard Beyer replied to Mike Kandel's discussion Our Homes Suck – And That's Why Our Kids Have Sinus Problems
"Barbara, We both know a fan switch will only conserve on energy. What is Berkeley devising to clean the air that's being introduced back into the home today? Certainly if you live in downtown LA, China (where the air at times is orange), New…"
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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 no one can help anyone with their head stuck in the sand. All you said is MONEY is your God. You continue plugging up those holes. I hope your properly insured for when that single homeowner gets sick and sues you and uses your theory...…"
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Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"Hal, Thank you for laying out those facts. Fire safety is just as important of an issue as energy ever will be. We are working in people's homes to help them save money on their energy bill's each month. Fire Safety is priority number one.…"
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Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Spontaneous Combustion and Flash Fire regarding Spray Foam Insulation
"This thread has certainly turned into what sounds like  a thread from a fire safety website than an energy conservation website.  Over the years, many studies have been conducted on the flammability of construction materials, wall…"
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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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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…"
Tuesday
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…"
Monday
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…"
Monday
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…"
Jul 17
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…"
Jul 17
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

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