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Old 12-07-2016, 06:42 PM   #1
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Spray foam installer/contractor recommendation? (WA)

Hey Everyone,

I have been looking for an insulation contractor to spray the inside of our 5 window E450 cutaway.

I have called the ones that I could find locally and 3 of them said "sorry we don't do vehicles" or something similar.

The last one sent me a quote for almost $1800 for about 400 board feet of material installed. When I questioned the price he told me that $1800 is his minimum charge.

Anyone out there know of an installer/contractor in Washington State that they can recommend?

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Old 12-07-2016, 08:05 PM   #2
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I don't, but goah for $1800 you could buy R100 and make a walk in freezer out of the bus.
However; that may very well be going rate, i do not know.
Good luck!

Others should be along shortly to help.
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:31 PM   #3
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When I was in Bellevue I had an installer in Kent that quoted less than half
that amount if I drove it to his place. You might call around to the trailer/
container repair people and see if they can do the job. They respray
insulated containers that are damaged as well as reefer trailers. Also do
a check on craigslist.
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Old 12-08-2016, 05:28 AM   #4
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you can get the kit on ebay for 600 and do it yourself. i used two kits on my 32 footer
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:33 AM   #5
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When I was in Bellevue I had an installer in Kent that quoted less than half
that amount if I drove it to his place. You might call around to the trailer/
container repair people and see if they can do the job. They respray
insulated containers that are damaged as well as reefer trailers. Also do
a check on craigslist.
Thanks for the tip. I will check the trailer repair outfits.
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:35 AM   #6
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you can get the kit on ebay for 600 and do it yourself. i used two kits on my 32 footer
Hey Dave,

That has been a consideration but I have heard mixed reviews on the various kits and don't yet have a good handle on the "good" ones vs the "bad" ones.

Which foam/kit did you use? Any tip or pointers if we should go this route?

Thanks.

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Old 12-09-2016, 09:44 AM   #7
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I had a lot of trouble finding someone to spray my bus down here in S. Florida. I called 7 or 8 different vendors made 5 appointments, only one guy showed and measured, but then never sent me a quote.

I ended up using polyiso boards to insulate.
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Old 12-09-2016, 10:13 AM   #8
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I had a lot of trouble finding someone to spray my bus down here in S. Florida. I called 7 or 8 different vendors made 5 appointments, only one guy showed and measured, but then never sent me a quote.

I ended up using polyiso boards to insulate.
I have been surprised at how much trouble I am having finding a contractor.

One of the routes we are considering is a small DIY kit to just "skim coat" the walls etc and then pressing cut pieces of foam board in place.

I like the R value of the polysianurate but am concerned about the fumes it can produce when exposed to heat/fire. Probably go with XPS instead.
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Kent, WA here.

I considered going the spray foam route for about a day (kinda wish I tried harder on that, kinda okay with how everything turned out). I called about 20 places and got a bunch of "nope, don't work on vehicles". I wanted to click into this thread to reassure myself that it was as difficult as I remember it being. Best of luck though, if you want any insulation scraps I have a lot of stuff you can have once I'm done (in 3 weeks). (most of it fits inside buckets). If you're looking for 1/2" xps foam though, I found a place that carries it. If you want a hand spray foaming your bus, I'd love to help out so I can learn at your expense . Best of luck!
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this is the kit i used, real easy to use, lots of tips. i kept moving around doing it in layers. after a few minutes you figure out the speed and distance to spray. now im putting 1/2 " foam board over that for a thermal break between the ribs and the t&g ceiling. also it made the bus quiet.
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