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Herb C

03:41PM | 02/07/04
Member Since: 10/25/03
26 lifetime posts
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I have a unfinished basement thats been getting very cold sometimes so I first changed from single pane windows to glass block and now what I was thinking about doing is stuffing insulation between the beams but just in the pockets along the walls. But.....since there will nothing to cover it such as drywall (because the basement is unfinished) and the warning on the label says the paper facing can't be installed on the outside because it can burn in a fire, what kind of risk of inhalation do I take if I remove the facing and install it in the pockets along my basement walls.....not being covered. In other words is there a small or big potential to be inhaling that fiberglass in my basement when I go down to work at my desk or when my children come down to watch television. The reason why I ask this is I already had start taking off the facing and when I was installing it and I looked into the light and seen a glittering effect that freaked me out. I never thought about until I seen that fiberglass "glitter" in the light. Help me out! Should I do this in an open and unfinished basement like mine?

plumber Tom

03:28PM | 02/08/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
www.owenscorning.com 1(800)GET PINK Use extruded polystyrene insulation. 4" thickness has an r value of 20. The insulation should be sepearted from a building interior by a thermal barrier. 1/2" drywall is the norm. The product name is called Foamular 250. No fibers to breathe. let me know if this post helped you out, plumber Tom
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