whats that fire proof insulation

andrelaplume2January 14, 2010

you see Mike Holmes use up there in Canada. I XPSd my sill area and this insulation would add some fire protection. It was yellowish and more ridged looking insulation than fg. Is it sold in the states?

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homebound

Rock wool. I found it at a fire protection supplier.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2010 at 8:46PM
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brickeyee

Plain old fiberglass is not flammable.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2010 at 8:49PM
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andrelaplume2

I do not think code says fg is good enough against xps...firewise...

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 12:12AM
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I doubt any officials will accept fibrous materials as a fireproofing material over foam. Typically, foam is covered with gypsum wall board. Also acceptable, depending on the jurisdiction, are sprayed cementitious coatings, certain fireproof paints, sprayed plaster and various thicknesses of sheet metal.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 9:56AM
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Here is an example of a cementitious spray.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2010 at 10:03AM
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andrelaplume2

..the old sill area delimma...

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 12:24PM
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