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    Default Uses for left-over styrofoam packing material

    I was going through the garage today and found some styrofoam I had saved because it was fairly dense and rectangular... I thought I might use it sometime. Well, I had saved it for a decade and never used it, so instead of ditching it, I decided to open up the attic and toss it in there. There's nothing in the attic except attic dust and hot air anyway. I was hoping it would act as an insulator.

    Is it safe to put foam products in the attic, or should only approved insulation materials be used? Should I be worried about spontaneous combustion?

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    Default Re: Uses for left-over styrofoam packing material

    Foam gets wickedly ugly when on fire. I believe home insulation must meet some kind of fire regulations. I found this nifty link:

    http://www.naima.org/pages/resources...tml/BI472.HTML

    It looks like some useful info!

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    Default Re: Uses for left-over styrofoam packing material

    I'e used it to line speaker boxes and a bunch of other things. I hate throwing it out. We used to be able to recycle it up here but cutback's have killed it.
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    Default Re: Uses for left-over styrofoam packing material

    Interesting link... I wonder if filling the attic with scrap fiberglass insulation would make a difference, or should I just leave it empty? Maybe I should invest in an attic fan.

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