26 Oct '11, 9am

Green Building Q&A: DIY two-component spray foam kits can produce smelly foam

Those who have been following the stories about smelly spray foam may be interested in reading an interesting post on the Up Hill House blog maintained by Larry Burks and Jill Burks of Cambridge, N.Y. In their latest post, "Friend or Foam," they write about problems encountered with a DIY two-component spray foam kit they used to insulate their rim joist. Here's an excerpt of the blog: "The foam did not appear to be expanding as usual or curing properly. It looked a little more yellow than white and felt rubbery when poked. By the time we realized something was not right, we had sprayed some 40 linear feet of band joist area in the basement. We’re still not sure what caused the problem. Was it a bum kit or bad hose and gun? We had followed all the same precautions as before, but we had very different results. At first the manufacturer told us to just let it air out, it wou...

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