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    Foam Insulation

    Is foam insulation readily available here?

    If so, where is it available from and is there a Thai name for it?

    An approximate price would be nice too.

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    what do you need to insulate, Marmite?

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    A wall cavity. 4" deep.

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    right, so you mean the stuff you pump in and it swells to fill the gap

    nope, never seen it here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    A wall cavity. 4" deep.
    Marmite

    You need PU foam it is a 2 part mix & I buy it for 140b per Kg

    The idea is put a small amount of A & B into a plastic bag give it a quick shake
    to mix then drop the bag in the wall cavity.

    Do not use the can PU foam it is sh-t Sorry

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    where do you get it? cost?

    I saw a film about gangsters where they pumped some of that foam into some guy, not a pretty sight!

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    There are 3 or 4 supplier in Bangkok.
    The costs PU foam is 140 baht per kg that is what I pay.
    I buy 20kgs of A & 20 kgs of B,
    I will track the details today when my girls are not bisy

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    what do you do with 40kgs foam, Ratch?

    it must swell up to something massive

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    When I packing containers I use the foam to protect the product from damage.
    It is away good to have PU foam around as I am a fibreglass manufacture.


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    oh right

    thanks


    so if you don't like someone, you mix up a plastic bag and throw it in their car

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    Ithink that 5kgs of A & 5 kgs of B should do but I think that you need 20kgs A
    20kgs B then it would be full

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    What is the insulating quality of this foam? R value? Is it good for roof insulation? Do you have a link to the selling company? Thanks.

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    I read a story some years ago about foam, a guy purchased the two can of foam, he wanted to build a surf board. The instructions said mix both parts to gether, that he did, it expanded that much he had to cart 2 trailer loads away, funny hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceburat1 View Post
    What is the insulating quality of this foam? R value? Is it good for roof insulation? Do you have a link to the selling company? Thanks.

    I would not use Liquid PU foam for roof insulation.
    There are companies that can spray the foam in your roof.
    From my early day, I found that the foam can be a big sponge when conact with water
    That the liquid is not flammable.
    When you mix A & B then it is a solid foam then it is flammable.
    If I was to insulate my house I would buy a large block of styrene foam
    5 m3 & they will cut the foam for you, 4 years ago a 5m3 costs 35,000 baht plus vat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    I read a story some years ago about foam, a guy purchased the two can of foam, he wanted to build a surf board. The instructions said mix both parts to gether, that he did, it expanded that much he had to cart 2 trailer loads away, funny hey.
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    That would have to be a different type of foam & to make a surf board blank you need to put into a mould to compress the foam to a higher decadency.

    There a Aussie guy works for a company in Chonburi making surf bourd blanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceburat1
    What is the insulating quality of this foam? R value? Is it good for roof insulation? Do you have a link to the selling company? Thanks.
    use the fibreglass stuff sold in rolls for your roof; if you are building a roof, you can also lay the silver stuff under the tiles as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
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    u need to put into a mould to compress the foam to a higher decadency.

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    I would have thought there was enough decadency in Thailand already.

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    Peterpan that is a bit ruff, to say that about the expats here in Thailand.


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    OK the Thai word for Polyurthane foam

    โฟมขาว โฟมดำ
    Translation
    Black and white foam foam.

    The Company that supplies this foam
    JN phone 02 813 7315 Fax 02 813 7316
    They are nere Phet Kasem rd & Phutthamonthon Sai 4

    Just looking at the last invoice 23/03/55
    80kgs @ 100 baht per Kg



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    Ive played with this stuff, it does get very very hot. I found if I filled a 10l plastic bag full of the stuff, the core could get hot enough to start charcoaling the foam. Something to be aware of if you decide to mix and dump in a wall cavity, you might want to some testing before committing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    Ive played with this stuff, it does get very very hot. I found if I filled a 10l plastic bag full of the stuff, the core could get hot enough to start charcoaling the foam. Something to be aware of if you decide to mix and dump in a wall cavity, you might want to some testing before committing.

    It gets hot but not that hot.
    I use plastic rubbish bag


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    The stuff in the UK does, but then it may well be a different mix to whats used here, its a bit more expensive. As you say its one of the best packing materials around, the place I knew used it for mailing 24"+ monitors, without any brakeages; and its a real bugger if you get the mixed liquid on your cloths, it just soaks in and expands

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    Yes if you get the foam on your clothing & skin.
    I have a solvent that I use but when the foam is hard then the solvent will not
    remove the foam.
    The foam when get hot it will melt thin latex gloves.
    I know as I have the PU foam on my finger nails for 4 weeks now.


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    Good replies - thanks.

    I'm not interested in mixing bags of chemicals. The big sheets of insulating foam are what I need. I have about 400sqm to insulate.

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    what for, sound or heat?

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