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Old 09-11-2018, 02:49 PM   #1
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Spray Insulation Kits

Does anyone know of any nationwide retailers where you can grab a spray insulation kit off the shelf (or if anyone knows a local retailer in NJ)? It looks like Home Depot will do ship-to-store, but don't appear to stock them. Lowe's doesn't even allow online shopping of their spray foam kits. Tiger Foam charges $130.00 for shipping, so I'd like to consider other options.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:22 PM   #2
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Menards?

In cold climates, local hardware stores?

Call Dow and ask for a local stockist?
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:31 PM   #3
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I found a foam kit on Ebay for 598 shipped free. Touch n Seal U2-600 closed foam insulation kit. 600 board feet with all the hoses and tips.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:33 PM   #4
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Menards?

In cold climates, local hardware stores?

Call Dow and ask for a local stockist?
Very sound advice - thank you!

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I found a foam kit on Ebay for 598 shipped free. Touch n Seal U2-600 closed foam insulation kit. 600 board feet with all the hoses and tips.
Wow! That's substantially cheaper than the kits go for at Lowe's and elsewhere! I appreciate your help!
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:43 PM   #5
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Im thinking of spraying the underside of the floor by the engine to help manage the noise from my front engine flat nose bus, they sell a 200 board foot kit for 300.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:50 PM   #6
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Im thinking of spraying the underside of the floor by the engine to help manage the noise from my front engine flat nose bus, they sell a 200 board foot kit for 300.
None of the motor is under the floor, will insulating yield any benefits? The noise mostly come through the engine cover. It may not be wise to insulate the engine compartment any more than what's there.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:43 PM   #7
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Try this: https://www.insulation4less.com/Insu...aspx#fragment1
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That's roll insulation, not spray.
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I think I should clarify, I wont be spraying the foam directly by the engine. But to absorb road noise, tire noise, exhaust noise, turbo noise, I will be spraying the underside of the floor but not close to the hot parts. I'm thinking of using the spray foam on top of the engine cover in the passenger compartment then build a cabinet of sorts on the engine cover to absorb some more noise with out the heat issue.

Then there is the back side of the entry stairs, perhaps there is a way to insulate this sheet metal. I stood in a skoolie recently just after they stopped and could feel loads of heat coming through the stairs.

I've driven some rear engine buses and they are so quiet as are the large coaches. I've heard of front engine buses being load and hot, just trying to mitigate that possibility.
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You can try DynaMat
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