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Posted by Dennis on November 19, 2005, 4:46 pm
 

I was considering this as a seasonal plan.  Fill the space between a
double sash window and storm window on the north wall with packing
peanuts in the fall and remove in spring.  I could then throw them away
or keep them for next season.  There is also the stationary half of my
patio door, (hinged french door), that has a cavity of 35" x 78" x 4".

Cost:  $.00, if using used packing peanuts that currently go to
landfill.  Convincing wife to agree, priceless.

Dennis


Posted by Anthony Matonak on November 19, 2005, 6:54 pm
 
Dennis wrote:
...

I think there might also be fire issues with packing peanuts.
Not like they are going to spontaneously combust but if they
ever did catch a spark they would burn intensely and produce
lots of toxic smoke.

Anthony

Posted by Dennis on November 19, 2005, 10:20 pm
 

How is this any different than the foam board that completely surrounds
my house now?  Isn't glass fire resistant?  How will this spark get
into the cavity?  My carpeting is completely exposed and far more
susceptible to catching a spark, which would yield large amounts of
poisionous gas, than a window space filled with packing peanuts.

I was mostly curious to see if anyone actually tried this and what the
result was.  I think I will give it a try in one window unless someone
knows of any real concerns that could damage my home.

Dennis


Posted by Dennis on November 19, 2005, 10:21 pm
 

How is this any different than the foam board that completely surrounds
my house now?  Isn't glass fire resistant?  How will this spark get
into the cavity?  My carpeting is completely exposed and far more
susceptible to catching a spark, which would yield large amounts of
poisionous gas, than a window space filled with packing peanuts.

I was mostly curious to see if anyone actually tried this and what the
result was.  I think I will give it a try in one window unless someone
knows of any real concerns that could damage my home.

Dennis


Posted by Cathy Strong on May 26, 2006, 7:10 pm
 Dennis wrote:

Bad Idea! The glass will shatter for sure when the elephants get
in there.

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