COMMUNITY FORUM

Herb C

02:05PM | 02/07/04
Member Since: 10/25/03
26 lifetime posts
Bvhvac
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?

devildog

03:47AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
251 lifetime posts
If someone else posts let their info supercede mine. I am no expert in this area. Is the insulation the only thing that will burn in your house. I would think the manufacturer has to put that warning on there because some insulation is fire rated. The paper is not.

While you work with insulation you should always wear long sleeves and pants and a breathing mask. I wouldn't worry about long term damage to yourself. Many people have worked with insulation and not worn a mask. Just wear one from now on.

If you are going to tear the paper (facing) off the insulation you can buy it unfaced already. You might even get a price cut.

Did you seal all the holes down there before putting insulation in. Don't seal around anything that gets hot, but exterior faucets, cables, gas lines can all be sealed with an exterior caulking and if you need to fill more use some expanding foam. This should seal it real nice.

Good luck,
Devildog

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Painting your front door a striking color is risky, but it will really grab attention. Picking the right shade (and finish... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2