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OCCASIONALLY, we hear, “[Another manufacturer] gets way more production than your machine for the same price.” Production rates, published on websites and sent in PDF emails, can be pernicious and sometimes misleading. So… how can you work through the fluff production rates? INDUSTRY STANDARD TESTING. For blowing machines, the measurements that should appear in websites […]
This is a companion article to “OutfittingYour Insulation Trailer / Truck for Attics and Dense Pack.” Below are items that help make your job cleaner and more efficient: Straw broom: A smaller straw broom (approximately 3 feet long) makes an excellent tool to whisk away overspray. The stick end can be ground down into a […]
The following is a suggested list of tools and materials you will want to have on-site when you do attic fills and dense pack. Extending Ladder: The folding and extending aluminum ladders are great! They take up less room in your truck/trailer. The Little Giants, Werner and Gorilla are perfect. Make sure you can reach […]
Insulation is rated as a top “dirty job.” Cellulose is one of the dirtiest materials to install. It creates a high volume of dust and needs to be controlled in the working environment. All of our machines are equipped with solid filtration and filter covers, ready to help you manage dust in your trailer or […]
We deliver insulation machines across the Canada border every month. Canada Customs requires proper paperwork to import insulation equipment. Because of the intricacies involved in moving equipment across the border, all companies use a broker who is specialized and endorsed by Canada. What are the down-sides of having us secure a broker? We often set […]
How does an insulation removal vacuum makes sense for a spray foam company? There are at least three ways:
Okay… so, it is harmless fun! THIS TIME 😀 Please NOTE! There are some key things that you should know BEFORE you click on facebook links like that! Notice the URL: EN.SUCCESSTESTS.COM This is telling you that you are going to the ENGLISH version of a multi-language website. See the “EN” Most of these “tests” are […]
This cart creates a clean, organized set-up for your portable spray machine. This compact cart will fit through a common door opening (26″ wide) and has wheels to easily move your equipment. The cart holds: Machine or Water Barrel Pressure Hose Reel Insulation Blowing Hose (150′ of 3″ or 200′ of 2.5″ hose) Customize your own […]
As a HVAC contractor, you are already in people’s attics and wall systems. You know that more insulation is typically needed when you are crawling through their attic. We help HVAC contractors enter into the insulation business. With an investment in a blowing machine (typically $5,500), you can add additional fiberglass, cellulose, rockwool, even sheep’s […]
A shapshot of a video showing that a fiberglass batt must be shredded/torn to pieces in order to vacuum. A common question that comes our way is, “Can your insulation vacuum remove fiberglass batts?” We get this question because of spurious claims by some and a video (on YouTube no longer posted).
Machine Comparisons Comparing "apples-to-apples"
The Cool Machine CM1500hp (high performance) out-produces other machines in its class. Comparing this with the Krendl 575, there are many reasons why the CM1500hp excels. The Krendl 575 poses a trip hazard. The loader of the machine needs to straddle the blowing hose as he loads it. The CM1500hp is designed so that the […]
Maintenance: When something goes wrong with a machine, you will want the capabilities to fix it on site with minimal down-time. The CM2400 (like all of our machines) are designed to be fixed on-site with very minimal mechanical know how. Within minutes a blower, auguer and airlock seals can be changed on these machines. We have […]
The Cool Machine 1500 is an excellent machine choice for a contractor who needs a portable, yet productive machine. The CM1500 soundly excels and surpasses other machines in its class. Consider the following comparisons between the CM1500 and Krendl 475.
Industry News News about Insulation
Styrofoam, despite being environmentally problematic, is everywhere because it works so well. It makes for a great coffee cup. It insulates buildings. It protects products during shipping. But it’s also made from petroleum, a finite resource. Researchers at Washington State University (WSU) announced on Thursday that they’ve developed a plant-based alternative material… Read more here: […]
pic.twitter.com/mp132Prtvd — North Metro Fire (@NMFirePIO) April 15, 2015 An insulation truck is filled with highly flammable items. So, why would you want to use gasoline to fill your machine? Gas and insulation machines do not mix well! Today, an insulation truck burned up because a worker was refueling a compressor. It is NEVER a […]
[ad_1] The six-bill package outlined by the Environmental Priorities Coalition includes measures that would provide incentives for solar power investments, a $30 million bond to help families pay for home upgrades like insulation and heat pumps and add several … [ad_2] Source link
[ad_1] WEST DEPTFORD TWP. — Third District legislators announced new funding Tuesday to help low-income residents pay their utility bills and make their homes more energy efficient. Gateway Community Action Partnership will receive $516,260 from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to help residents with their weatherization efforts, State Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Deputy Assembly Speaker […]
[ad_1] UPPER DARBY–State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, will host a Stay Warm Energy Fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, 500 Midvale Road, Upper Darby. This event will help area residents learn how to conserve energy and save money on their energy bills. Government and non-profit agencies […]
[ad_1] Acoustics Co. Various contracting specialties including acoustical contractors, ceiling contractors, drywall contractors, demolition services, expansion joint repair, the installation & maintenance of mechanical insulation, sheet metal lagging … [ad_2] Source link
[ad_1] A company known as Mr Fluffy pumped asbestos fibres into the roof spaces of more than 1,000 ACT homes as cheap insulation in the 1960s and 1970s. A Commonwealth funded clean-up program in the 1980s and 1990s failed to remove all trace of the fibres. [ad_2] Source link
The government has announced that it would soon make it mandatory for buildings to have thermal insulation in 24 major cities to save on rising energy costs. Municipal and Rural Affairs Minister Prince Mansour bin Miteb made the announcement on Tuesday at … Source link
[ad_1] Retrofit options can include adding insulation and reducing air leaks through walls, ceilings, foundations and around windows and doors. Installing energy efficient equipment such as a heat pump or heat-recovery ventilator or upgrading old and inefficient … [ad_2] Source link
Distribution International closes buy of Pacific Insulation Co. – Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release)
[ad_1] Distribution International closes buy of Pacific Insulation Co. Thomson Reuters’ peHUB (press release) Distribution International has completed its buy of Pacific Insulation Company.
Weatherization Woes in Twin Falls, Idaho Twin Falls, Idaho weatherization assistance program is suffering from federal budget cuts. The state of Idaho is not providing any financial assistance, so the amount of homes is diminishing. Read this article for more information. http://www.kmvt.com/news/latest/Federal-Cutbacks-Could-Leave-Families-Out-In-The-Cold-233879861.html
Currently, Watcom County in Washington state has a strong assistance program for weatherization. Puget Sound Energy and Cascade Natural Gas fund the programs to help the community. Programs like these provide insulation contractors with opportunities.
This article attempts to highlight the weatherization programs in the United States. While the listings are certainly not comprehensive, you will find helpful information and links to various cities and locales that are publicizing their programs. This article will continue to be updated.
Dupont has been at the forefront of housewraps for decades. Tyvek is a permeable wrap that prevents moisture from entering into walls. At the same time, Tyvek allows moisture-laden vapors to escape. This has so revolutionized the weatherization of a building the now most local building codes require at least some use of Tyvek. Now […]
Weatherization Keeping Ohioans Warm and Safe From insulating attics and sidewalls to sealing windows and doors, crews are busy helping low-income residents stay warm in their homes and save money. Ohio’s Home Weatherization Assistance program ranks in the top three in the nation, and John Sarver, utilities program manager with the Cleveland Housing Network, says […]