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|12-22-2016 03:40 PM|
|06-15-2016 02:12 PM|
Originally Posted by suzannemarie View Post
|06-14-2016 02:57 PM|
|ichy||another source for big 1'x1'x1' blocks is Northern Tool. They will give you all you want, they are used to ship utility trailers.|
|06-08-2016 08:14 PM|
|suzannemarie||have medical issues. need piece of very (hard to break) styrofoam. approx. 5ftx6ft. to lay flat in pool. i can always sew a cover for it, but needs to not break in half under my 145lb. body weight. cannot use inflatables. too much play in the spine. no support. please & thank you? Suzanne|
|05-24-2016 03:18 AM|
need styrofoam for my son 2 do target practice 32x32 ?
|05-01-2016 11:47 AM|
Your post is just a blessing Ive been looking for it for a while but cant find it. im going to macys today and Ill let you know. i wish I was living close to you to get some help but im in fort lauderdale FL. Thank you, Marsha
|03-08-2014 07:09 PM|
Just thought i might add... there are large foam blocks available at tractor supply. They use them to ship their trailers. I've asked for them before and they will give them away.
They are about 12"x12"x20" or something like that. A rectangular block. Probably be good for carving, albeit messy. Could make some filler block with them and silicone them in place to keep them down. I like the idea of silicone to seal the exposed surface. Just be sure to use silicone WITHOUT fungicide.
I hope this helps
|06-28-2013 09:41 PM|
Originally Posted by Rodneywt1180b View Post
|06-28-2013 08:48 PM|
Originally Posted by Rodneywt1180b View Post
I'm pretty sure epoxy does generate some heat when it cures, but I doubt it's enough to melt a styrofoam cup. However, epoxy is frequently thinned with acetone, which I think could cause the cup to melt. I've done quite a few setups involving epoxy and styrofoam, and haven't had melting be an issue (but what's enough to deform a cup may not be noticeable in a background).
Be careful with the shop insulation though, make sure it's protected from fire, it can produce some pretty nasty smoke if it burns, and it can burn pretty readily.
|06-28-2013 07:34 PM|
Very nice tip. I'm thinking about seeing if I can get enough to cut it up and insulate my shop with it. I like green and I like free.
Try some epoxy on a scrap peice of styrofoam first to make sure no unfortunate reactions like the styrofoam melting occur before using it on your background. It seems like I've heard of epoxy melting thru styrofoam cups before when they were used for mixing. I'm not sure if this was due to a chemical reaction or due to the fact that epoxy throws off a lot of heat when it cures.
|05-21-2013 02:40 AM|
|Neptoon'd||I am glad I came across this again. My BF just bought a used Winnebago and we are going to need styro to fill in places on walls where we have taken rotten wood out! I knew I'd read something somewhere about where to source free styro from and couldn't remember the details. But now...Yay! Now I can remember that its furniture stores that we need to check with before we look to buy! TY for the tip! I know it's got nothing to do with fish, but helpful all the same.|
|04-26-2013 10:18 PM|
|04-26-2013 09:07 PM|
|thelub||Please don't use styrofoam for insulation. It is SUPER flamable and highly toxic when it burns. Not to mention it turns into napalm when it catches fire. I had a freecycle "ad" posted to give away styrofoam and a ton of people wanted to use it for cheap insulation. I'd love to see it be used for a free insulation, but it is just too dangerous.|
|04-26-2013 08:46 PM|
|Asphalt Art||I answered a Craigslist ad last month for styrofoam sheets, and I ended up at a local trucking company. They told me to take everything I wanted, and that I could come back anytime and get more. I ended up filling my entire 2000 hi-top conversion van to the roof. I now have probably 50 4'x8' sheets of 1" styrofoam. I was going to use it as some cheap insulation for a few of our dog houses, but ended up using a 8x10 shed for their shelter. Now I have a metric ********* of styro haha. I will find a use for it sooner or later I guess. Either way I won't find it floating in the water or clogging a landfill.|
|04-26-2013 07:47 PM|
Originally Posted by esteban View Post
I would very much enjoy your reaction to some of the packages I open at work. We do outpatient oncology, and are involved in many drug trials. Money seems to be no issue for some of them, and "overpackaged" is an understatement. We will get a box that's >50lb, 30" x 30" x 30", with layer upon layer upon layer of ice bricks, boxes inside of boxes Russian-doll style, for a single ml of drug. I am not exaggerating one bit. (and 1ml isn't much - 5ml = 1 teaspoon. 15ml = 1 tablespoon.) Every time we get a shipment we either laugh or groan, but we always mock the company. It never gets old because it's SO ridiculous.
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