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Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
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Has anyone had the pleasure of dealing with urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI)?  I've just peformed an audit on a home with the stuff.  From the 4 holes I was able to see into, the UFFI is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas Varney Feb 13.

 

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Thomas Varney replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"I am amazed that no one understands that the space behind a masonry wall is there to allow moisture the works its way through the bricks/blocks to weep down and out through the installed weep holes at the top of the foundation wall. Filling this…"
Feb 13
Bob Sullivan replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"Aminoplast injection foam is available today that greatly surpasses the old technology UFFI products that gained infamy 30 or more years ago. Those were the Carter years marked by oil embargos, long lines at gap pumps and hucksters making…"
Nov 8, 2012
emma lyons replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"hello,  i have uffi insulation and living in a large city its hard to find real solutions.  Ive been quoted to remove it my ripping down all the walls and advised to install the hrv . Can i Purchase these dense pack tube to put in the…"
Nov 5, 2012
emma lyons replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"Hello Steve,  Regarding UFFI  I too have a simular situation in my basement.  My off gassing levels are high 77.5 ppb.   I was quoted 20,000 $ to remove all walls and use this negative air system .   It is all…"
Nov 3, 2012
Erin Buchanan replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"Matt,   Sorry for the delay.   A point of my own clarification:  Neither I nor my co-workers were actually using IR as a real-time guide - a local contractor claimed to use IR in a real-time capacity during their installations, but…"
May 30, 2011
Matt Schwoegler replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"Hi Erin,   I was wondering if you could please clarify regarding the use of IR as a real-time guide.  Was it not successful because the conditions did not allow the detection of the product in the cavities (i.e. weather conditions,…"
May 17, 2011
Joseph J. Ilacqua replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"Good morning.  I am sorry i did not see your post sooner but i will share a couple of issues I have run into.We were doing a retro fit side wall insulation on an old farm house in upstate NY. Money was no object to this homeowner so when we…"
May 16, 2011
Allan Bullis replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"As an insulator of 20 years and themographer, I have come across UFFI many times.  I have found that just inserting a dense pack tube in the cavity and blowing in dense pack cellulose.  No need to remove the material."
May 13, 2011
Erin Buchanan replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/forum/topics/rebate-programs-for-injection   See the discussion link above, including the pictures - our utility ran into several problems with local insulators using a particular form of UFFI which is in these…"
May 5, 2011
Jonathan Beers replied to Steve Burke's discussion Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
"Keith Williams told me he has successfully removed UFFI by taking off the baseboard and vacuuming it out (from indoors). Then he blew cellulose in. Keith's…"
May 5, 2011
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Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)

Has anyone had the pleasure of dealing with urea formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI)?  I've just peformed an audit on a home with the stuff.  From the 4 holes I was able to see into, the UFFI is doing what I understand UFFI to do--contract, pit, pull away from the walls, crumble, disintegrate, etc.  It was too warm to get a good look at the walls using IR, so I'm left to wonder what the condition of the insulation is within the walls where I cannot see. Has anyone found it effective to blow…See More
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