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  • Owens Corning 500824 Garage Door Insulation Kit

    I did this today what a differents this stuff is great. Sound went down, love it.

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    Dude, it doesn't even get cold where you live!!!???!!!

    -D
    DZER

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Doozer View Post
      Dude, it doesn't even get cold where you live!!!???!!!

      -D
      Maybe he did it for sound insulation or to keep the heat out.
      OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

      THINK HARDER

      BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

      MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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      • #4
        Yeah, his next door neighbor is a porn star,
        except he just doesn't record it.


        --D
        DZER

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Doozer View Post
          Yeah, his next door neighbor is a porn star,
          except he just doesn't record it.


          --D
          Exactly. Who wants to listen to all that moaning and groaning?
          OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

          THINK HARDER

          BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

          MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Doozer View Post
            Yeah, his next door neighbor is a porn star,
            except he just doesn't record it.


            --D
            Or maybe his neighbors have Peacocks.
            OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

            THINK HARDER

            BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

            MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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            • #7
              Insulation Kit

              Originally posted by Brett Hurt View Post
              I did this today what a differents this stuff is great. Sound went down, love it.
              I've been considering a kit for my garage doors but am concerned about how much weight it might add to the doors. My door opener is a 1/2 hp about 25 years old.
              Thanks Gary

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              • #8
                You may just have to change your springs...however, the insulation may not add enough weight to worry about. How much weight are you talking about? 10 to 15 lbs probably could be handled with increasing the tension.

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                • #9
                  Corbettprime, thanks sounds like in would be worth a try.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Corbettprime View Post
                    You may just have to change your springs...however, the insulation may not add enough weight to worry about. How much weight are you talking about? 10 to 15 lbs probably could be handled with increasing the tension.
                    Yep. Door opener has very little to do with it. Springs take all the weight. A properly set up door only takes two fingers to lift and can be stopped part way open and stay put.

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                    • #11
                      I'm thinking of putting insulation in my garage door as well. I have some sheets of iso foam that I can cut up and fit. In this case I'll have to cut the pieces thinner because they are 2-1/2 inches thick- but I'll have a bandsaw setup to allow me to cut the full 4 ft width. Probably go with 3/4 thick so I can cut three sheets from one. I'll use the two which are faced, and the third I'll use for something else. If two sheets aren't enough, I'll slice up a second sheet of 2-1/2 inch board just so I can complete the job using all faced material.

                      For me it's not noise so much that I want to abate, but heat and cold. This garage has become part of my house, so it gets heated in winter and cooled in summer. That room can get smoking hot in summer with the sun beating down on the garage door.

                      Chances are that when I go to install the insulation I'll use a spray glue- the good stuff we use at work. The iso foam is immune to it- unlike styrofoam and the like.
                      Last edited by darryl; 01-02-2019, 02:08 AM.
                      I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                      • #12
                        I used the 4 X 8 sheets of insulating foam sold at Lowe's and Home Depot. Bought the thickest they had, cut it to fit under the lip of the door panels. Slight bend to get it under the lips didn't hurt it just be careful not to bend it too far. I didn't use any glue, just held in by the lips on the panel. Weighs nothing and less expensive that an insulation kit or insulated door.

                        Found a photo that shows part of the door, this when I was cutting a 1/2 inch thick chunk of aluminum down to manageable sizes.

                        Last edited by BobinOK; 01-02-2019, 07:07 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Draping a sheet of visqueen over the inside of the door does wonders to improve the heat retention, and even to keep heat out in the summer. Surprisingly, many doors will still open just fine. The plastic just ends up on top of the door. You can also staple the plastic to a piece of 2x2 and then clamp it above the door, allowing easy removal. Binder clips or similar can help keep the ends tucked in.

                          And for anyone with open rafters, closing them off by stapling visqueen is amazing at keeping heat in. What most surprised me is how it kept summer heat above the work space. You can leave some access flaps, and hold those closed with spring clamps.

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                          • #14
                            It does get cold in South Carolina! We actually get snow although last month my closest contact was viewing on security cameras while my bride and I were in the Caribbean.

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                            • #15
                              My neighbor is a troll...if only I had Stormy next door...Harbor Freight didn't carry any garage door insulation kits, darn!

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