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    You know. That "great stuff" that comes in a can at Home Depot. It foams up and takes what ever shapes.

    Question: How come they don't use that for insulation? Like pump it into and behind drywall or even attics? I would rather mess with that than fiberglass.

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    They do, its just more expensive, because wiring "has" to be done in conduit, boxes need to be sealed, and the product is just more expensive...

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    Money talks. Seen something similar on commercial aps. for sound proofing.
    work to live not live to work

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    I've seen them use it in high end new construction. Imagine trying to run a new circuit down an exterior wall a few years down the road.

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    Hence, the need to run wiring in conduit...

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    Originally posted by cde72
    Hence, the need to run wiring in conduit...
    Well of course. But I mean a new "after thought" circuit. You could use Romex and still insulate it with this stuff. But later on if you wanted to add a circuit? Wouldn't it be a pita to do??

    Why would you have to use conduit? Personally I would prefer it but I've seen Romex used with this stuff.

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    Thanks for the response.

    How much more expensive? Where can I get some? I don't want to buy a bunch of cans.

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    This is what it is. Do a Google search or check the local box stores for kits. "polyurethane foam insulation"

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    Works great for duct insulation also.....

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    Works great for duct insulation also.....

    Do you do that all the time?

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    I aint claimin that one....leeched it from the wall of shame

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    Deos it cost much more that way?

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