# great stuff versus tiger foam question

Posted By DaveM195352, Oct 1, 2008 at 11:40 AM

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### DaveM195352 New Member 2. ```NULL ```

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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.

Dave from Maine

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### tutu_sue New Member 2. ```NULL ```

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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.