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#114063 - 12/19/02 08:45 PM Fun with Foam and More
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Fun with Foam?


More Foam


My ceiling fan don't work? Pulled fan down, no screwdriver needed. held up by 2 little screws attatched to the lath . 3 inch piece of romex sticking out of somebodies masterpiece of a plaster job. After chipping away plaster found another masterpiece.


Newest version of a weather proof box?

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#114064 - 12/20/02 03:20 AM Re: Fun with Foam and More
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on the foam,
there are 'energy seminars' where this is pushed, the exact application not clearly understood.....

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#114065 - 12/20/02 01:10 PM Re: Fun with Foam and More
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Now those are some real works of art.
Handyman, DIY, or Sparky wanabe??

It's time for a real EC...
John
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#114066 - 12/20/02 01:52 PM Re: Fun with Foam and More
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the problem is, many think this is perfectly fine.


after all......it works!

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#114067 - 12/20/02 03:13 PM Re: Fun with Foam and More
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Ron,

Move.

Scott

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#114068 - 12/20/02 08:31 PM Re: Fun with Foam and More
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Scott
Actually these area a few pictures from what started out to be a service call to repair a few minor violations that a homeowner had. Turned out the towns building departments electrical,fire inspectors were already involved. This was a 2 family house, the basement alone had 29 j-boxes with everything from knob and tube, stranded wire and zip cord coming out with floating spices outside the boxes. these fed the 2 upper floors and a detatched garage 75 ft away. End result was house red taged tenants removed. 100% rewire and new service

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#114069 - 12/20/02 08:56 PM Re: Fun with Foam and More
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100% rewire and new service


Thank goodness!!
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#114070 - 12/20/02 10:35 PM Re: Fun with Foam and More
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Come on guys! The homeowner just finished reading the following article from the Jan/Feb 2003 This Old House magazine:


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#114071 - 12/21/02 04:57 AM Re: Fun with Foam and More
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Once again a reason why I HATE FOAM!!!!!!
That stuff is awful, poisonous and of absolutely no use. Windows fastened with foam will in case of a fire just fall out into the street and vent the room even better.
Some months ago a fllor guy tried to jack our floor with that stuff (didn't have our permission to do that). Result was: Floor didn'T sag any more but protruded 1/4". And green foam came up through the gaps of the red oak boards. Floor guy: "But you won't see this after you sand the floor!". -> Rip everything out and redo the floor properly. AAAARGHHHH!

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#114072 - 12/21/02 06:50 AM Re: Fun with Foam and More
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Ron,
Good. In the original post you say "my fan" so I assumed that this was in a house that you had just moved into.

You know what happens when you ass u me.

Scott

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