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"Spray Foam Insulation is More Important Than LIFE!"
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During 2009 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation was thought to be king of all insulation's. In fact, 'according to building scientist and indoor air-quality expert Joseph Lstiburek, (Building Science…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd on Thursday.

Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home... "The Conclusion"
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OFFICE OF THE FIRE MARSHAL1212 WHITTEMORE RDMIDDLEBURY, CONNECTICUT Fire Investigation Report – JANESKY FireIncident Location:           725 Breakneck Hill Road, Middlebury, CT.Date of Incident:   …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Jan 25.

"The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"
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This post is an informational post to help advise you and your workers from falling victim to the misleading beliefs of so many in the construction field. Homeowners are also at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Leach Dec 18, 2014.

What's your opinion on the best insulation option for your GREEN attic space?
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See; Determining the Best Attic Option....…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Oct 22, 2014.

 

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tedkidd replied to Richard Beyer's discussion "Spray Foam Insulation is More Important Than LIFE!"
"More unquantified FUD around foam "risk" by Richard without disclosure of financial interest. Richard, bias is for the reader to decide, not the writer. If you want to appear to have integrity, disclosure of actual and POTENTIAL bias…"
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"Spray Foam Insulation is More Important Than LIFE!"

During 2009 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation was thought to be king of all insulation's. In fact, 'according to building scientist and indoor air-quality expert Joseph Lstiburek, (Building Science Corporation aka BSC) the foam promises fast, flexible means of retrofitting both tents and permanent structures for higher energy efficiency.'"For the Army, there is no other solution even close to this given speed, flexibility, mobility," Lstiburek told Discovery News. "You don't have to ship lots…See More
Aug 25
Hal Skinner replied to Richard Beyer's discussion Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home... "The Conclusion"
""fire origin had overheated and ignited during the curing process." No attorney here.  But, that would be what my case would be based on.   The curing process causes enough heat to result in spontaneous combustion, pladtic bags…"
Jan 25
Richard Beyer posted a discussion

Media Reports Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation spontaneously combusted a $5M Connecticut Home... "The Conclusion"

OFFICE OF THE FIRE MARSHAL1212 WHITTEMORE RDMIDDLEBURY, CONNECTICUT Fire Investigation Report – JANESKY FireIncident Location:           725 Breakneck Hill Road, Middlebury, CT.Date of Incident:    July 3, 2014 Middlebury Fire Department Incident No:     14-0520Middlebury Police Department Incident No:  14-2846Connecticut State Police Incident No:           CFS1400423543 The Middlebury Fire Marshal’s office gained access to this location under exigent circumstances (CGS 29-311) within a…See More
Jan 24
Richard Beyer replied to Marc Tannenbaum's discussion Industry Veteran Michelle Knaszak Joins Dr. Energy Saver
"Mr. Tannenbaum, How long have you used the SPFA training curriculum? Do you think your business group has benefited more from this curriculum than the training provided by the chemical manufacturer?"
Dec 28, 2014
Richard Beyer replied to Marc Tannenbaum's discussion Industry Veteran Michelle Knaszak Joins Dr. Energy Saver
"That's great news Mr. Tannenbaum! Aside from increasing your financial volume, who is independently training your SPF installers to make sure they do the job correctly the first time, every time? We both know this could prove to be a full time…"
Dec 25, 2014
Chris Leach replied to Richard Beyer's discussion "The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"
"The problems will surface soon enough . Why don't we take a second look at this over rated product"
Dec 18, 2014
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion "The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"
"Sean, I respect your opinion. As for your statement that "spray foam companies insisted on training", did you know this training is 3-5 days? What spray foam companies are you speaking of? Would you allow a guy to frame a house…"
Dec 13, 2014
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Richard Beyer's discussion "The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"
"Actually I got to say this helps explain your seemingly recent anti-foam crusade. In all reality, everything you have pointed to is an issue with people not following directions - wrong mix, sprayed to much, not wearing gear, etc... That is one…"
Dec 13, 2014
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion "The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"
"Hello Don and everyone else, John has been warned to stop his nonsense for trolling blogs and not offering solutions to his own responses. This makes one more. In case John had not noticed, this is an informational link. It is NOT a request for…"
Dec 12, 2014
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion "The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"
"Pat the publication is written by "Laborer's Health & Safety Fund." I'm fairly confident the "Union" has completed their homework to avoid worker hazards and liability. Just my opinion. "
Dec 12, 2014
Richard Beyer replied to Richard Beyer's discussion "The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"
"Don, I say this with respect... Part of your statement is not accurate. "If we are concerned with the occupant and the general public, then EPA applies." EPA does not have jurisdiction inside a private residence. EPA's jurisdiction…"
Dec 12, 2014
Don Campbell replied to Richard Beyer's discussion "The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"
"He needs a Certified Industrial Hygienst. Not us."
Dec 12, 2014
Pat Dundon replied to Richard Beyer's discussion "The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"
"OSHA asked SPFA to get it done without them for some reason.  EPA & NIOSH both represent people. it doesn't matter to me if those people are workers or occupants. "
Dec 11, 2014
Don Campbell replied to Richard Beyer's discussion "The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"
"If we are concerned with workers, then OSHA applies. If we are concerned with the occupant and the general public, then EPA applies. Isocyanates have a long history (20+ years, polyurethane paints) of problems in the auto body industry, for…"
Dec 11, 2014
Pat Dundon replied to Richard Beyer's discussion "The Dangers of Using Spray Foam Insulation"
"There are things in here I do not think are true.  I have used spray foam consistently since 1993 and have not had anyone become sensitized on first exposure as indicated here.  In the past 3 years EPA, not OSHA, in…"
Dec 11, 2014

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