Expanding Foam - Router Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
Community Founder
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Country: Canada
First Name: Mark
Posts: 6,764
 
Default Expanding Foam

Just curious if anyone knows of some really good canned expanding foam which is good for sealing up pipes / holes.

Mark,
Founder of RouterForums.com
Mark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 07:28 PM
Marine Engineer
 
kp91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Doug
Posts: 4,683
 
Default

Great stuff works pretty well.

Doug
1 John 1:9
Fredericksburg, VA




http://disasterreliefeffort.org/
kp91 is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
Community Founder
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Country: Canada
First Name: Mark
Posts: 6,764
 
Default

KP, do you recommend any specific brands or types?

Mark,
Founder of RouterForums.com
Mark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 08:08 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Mark
DAP works great, but like most of them you will need to use all of the 12oz. at one time.(if you can find the small cans 6oz. or smaller get 2 or 3) for small jobs.
It's hard to reuse it after the foam comes out the 1st. time.
Or to say after 15 mins. or so.
Don't over fill the crack,it will come out all over the place and can be a job to clean up the over fill. (a next day job after it's set and dry)

Have a good one.
Bj



bobj3 is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
Community Founder
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Country: Canada
First Name: Mark
Posts: 6,764
 
Default

Thanks bob, I'm going to check DAP out.

Mark,
Founder of RouterForums.com
Mark is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 08:13 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Mark
Just a foot note*** Like most of us you will say DAM I miss a spot,the next day when you go to clean up.
Small Cans !!!

Bj



bobj3 is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-30-2006, 10:09 PM
Marine Engineer
 
kp91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Doug
Posts: 4,683
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark
KP, do you recommend any specific brands or types?

"great stuff" is the product name.

Doug
1 John 1:9
Fredericksburg, VA




http://disasterreliefeffort.org/
kp91 is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 12:58 AM
Retired Moderator
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 11,921
 
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike
Default

Mark, Great Stuff comes in 12 ounce cans in 3 varieties: triple expanding for filling large cavaties, minimal expanding for small areas and door /window frame which is a very low pressure expanding foam.(This prevents warping jambs or sashes out of shape)
HD carries it here as do most hardware stores.

Mike
"Living in the D" (this means Detroit!)
"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"
Mike is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 04:51 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1
 
Default Foam

Mark,

I donít recommend using any of the expanding foams. Two reasons for that statement. The first is the obvious it expands too much and causes problems. The second reason is when you use this stuff it will glue things in place. Getting anything out after the initial use is almost impossible. I would advise using fiberglass insulation if possible. If you are just filling gaps in framing then this stuff works OK. But windows, doors, and etc. should be avoided is possible. However if you are going to use this stuff there is a brand that can be reused. Hilti makes this and it is marketed at The Home Depot (not all stores). It is much more expensive than the material that has been recommended.


mike
goodrichmike is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2006, 08:09 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,663
 
Default

I too try to stay away from the canned foam - was overzelous and ruined a couple windows once - depending on the situation ... say a pipe or conduit entering an exterior hole ... I stuff the hole with foam tubing as a filler and insulator and then seal the outside with a latex caulk.
Gilbear is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sign foam? reikimaster Tools and Woodworking 11 06-23-2008 01:22 PM
Expanding Table nw_okie183 Project Plans and How To 6 05-30-2008 09:07 AM
Foam brushes simplenik Tools and Woodworking 9 06-22-2007 04:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome