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Old 02-02-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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I was reading online about denim insulation. I hate insulating but it would seem that if you could take the itch out of it, it would certainly be more fun. I don't think it is readily available in Canada yet, but if it's as good as advertised, it will be soon. Have any of you used it? How does it perform in the real world?
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:18 AM   #2
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I've never used it, but I'd love to try it. I wouldn't mid insulating if it wasn't so itchy and irritating.

Lowes stocked it here a couple years ago, but then it disappeared and I haven't seen it since.


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I've never used it, but I'd love to try it. I wouldn't mid insulating if it wasn't so itchy and irritating. Lowes stocked it here a couple years ago, but then it disappeared and I haven't seen it since. Dave
I used it whilst they stocked it and loved it. You could wrap it around you and no itch at all. Loved using it compared to fiberglass then suddenly no longer stocked. Well miss that stuff
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i have had it put in 2 homes and love it.the one thing to look out for is the weight of it.
it dose hold down on sound big time
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I know of a company that sells it in Canada. www.technature.ca

It's good stuff, if expensive.
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The only downfall is when you have to deal with it on a remodel. It's very messy and is difficult to reinstall.

Any of you who have dealt with this material "later" know what I mean.
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The only downfall is when you have to deal with it on a remodel. It's very messy and is difficult to reinstall. Any of you who have dealt with this material "later" know what I mean.
The stuff I used was it batts.
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The stuff I used was it batts.
I've never seen it in that form. That would certainly solve my issues with it.
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The stone washed just went out of style, so that's why it's been taken off the shelf. The skinny jean denim should be in stores near you very soon!
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The stone washed just went out of style, so that's why it's been taken off the shelf. The skinny jean denim should be in stores near you very soon!
What about Daisy Dukes?
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What about Daisy Dukes?
Never have enough material to compete the job and leaves the room too damn hot!
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There is a Green Building supply house here that carries it in batts.

I tried to use it on a couple of projects, but couldn't get the customer to spring for it. It's about 2 times the price of fiberglass.

Sure feels good, though.


The one they carry now is called "Ultratouch", made by Bonded Logic.
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I know of a company that sells it in Canada. www.technature.ca

It's good stuff, if expensive.
Thanks for the info everyone. I might be reading this link wrong, but it looks like they only handle this in 1" and 2" thicknesses, not 3.5, 5.5" batts for thermal wall insulation. I sure wouldn't cry if fibreglass was a thing of the past
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We (HFH) receive it in donation. It's all we use.
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Try cellulose, it isn't itchy either, and close to the price of glass if my head is on right tonight . Rockwool is pretty cool stuff too.
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Try cellulose, it isn't itchy either, and close to the price of glass if my head is on right tonight . Rockwool is pretty cool stuff too.
Rock wool performs like crazy, especially for sound and fire dampening but I usually lose my voice if I breathe too much of it. It also irritates my skin a bit too.
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Buy a MSA mask with a P100 filter. It's all I use and it helps me keep my lungs
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Menards stocks it here.

http://www.menards.com/main/building.../p-1689681.htm
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