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great stuff versus tiger foam question

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by DaveM195352, Oct 1, 2008.

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  1. DaveM195352

    DaveM195352 New Member

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    Need help - confirmation about cost for using the great stuff insulation in a can versus buying the Tiger Foam Kit.

    somewhere along the line (can't find it now) I saw where a 16 oz can of great stuff will fill a void of about .8 cubic feet. HD/Lowes sells for about $5./ can

    The larger Tiger Foam kit contains about 600 board feet for about $650.00

    Is my math right? that 600 board feet is equal to 50 cubic feet?
    and IF that is so, than $650 / 50 cubic feet = $13.00 per cubic feet?

    and IF great stuff is $5.00 for .8 CF than a cubic ft of great stuff would be $6.25 per cubic feet.

    Just doesn't sound right to me - BUT am I wrong? and Where am I wrong????

    I have a miserable crawl space to try to seal (and insulate) the rim and buying a bunch of cans would sure be easier to work with IF the cost of the material is anywhere near the same.

    Thanks for your help and advice

    Dave from Maine

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  2. tutu_sue

    tutu_sue New Member

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    Dave your calculations look good. If I were doing a similar project I would also look at the insulating properties of each product. I know tigerfoam has an r-value of 6 per inch, but I wasn't able to find anything about the r-value of Great Stuff. Also take into account that the yield and r-value may be even lower depending on temperature at application.
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