Logged in as: Anonymous Search | Active Topics |

Wool insulation Options
rebeccap
#1 Posted : Friday, May 10, 2013 5:41:00 AM
Rank: Newbie

Posts: 1

I'm hoping to make our own wool insulation for the little house we are going to build this summer as I have sheep and access to free wool from a breeder. I've read tons about the preparation process which all seems pretty straightforward but one thing I cannot find anywhere so far is some indication of how to calculate the amount of wool needed per square foot. Does anyone have any ideas where I could look/ask? Sure would be grateful for any thoughts.

librum
#2 Posted : Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:47:01 AM
Rank: Newbie

Posts: 8

Sorry, I have no such tables.  I do know there is a 'packing factor', and I know it has to be treated before use as an insulation.  Treatment could be fire and water proofing, etc.

But, I can tell you that 'wool' in the Librum's search engine gave 295 bingos; from dyes, to waterproofing, to carding, etc, etc.  That includes our TMEN index.  'insulation' gave 88 bingos, mostly in the TMEN section.

I would suggest you visit, and run the searches yourself, and gleam what bingos you can use.

 

Sarah

of the Librum

http://www.librum.us

 

Users browsing this topic
Anonymous
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.





Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.