Installation precautions and limitations
Materials should be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions through equipment manufactured by С. P. Chemical and by a factory-trained/certified insulation contractor with a current certification card. The spraying equipment generates 3.5 to 10 ft3/min of material from guns attached to delivery lines that can run up to 300 ft in length. Tripolymer Foam products can be installed easily and efficiently in new or existing masonry construction, either during construction or after completion by a pressure-fill method.
In masonry cavity walls, the foam insulation is installed between masonry wythes, occupying the full thickness of the cavity. Filling is to be performed as the masonry walls are constructed, since fills are not to exceed 10 ft in height. Tripolymer Foam can be foamed in place between brick veneer and cement blocks during construction. The application hose is dropped to the bottom of the cavity and withdrawn as the foam fills the cavity. The foam insulation also can be installed in a similar manner in masonry cores for the full thickness of the cell as the wall is constructed. Fills are not to exceed 15 ft in height.
If construction practice prohibits working with the masons as the walls are erected, the foam can be installed in masonry walls by drilling holes either in the face of the concrete masonry unit or in a mortar joint. The hose is inserted around the entire wall area at 5 ft above floor level. Filling is repeated at a height no greater than 15 ft in vertical height until completion of wall area fill cores.
Existing residential wood frame construction is easily insulated with Tripolymer Foam by removing exterior siding and drilling through the exterior sheathing. The foam is then injected into the cavity space through 1 to 2" openings. The foam also can be sprayed into new wood stud construction.