09-27-1999, 03:12 PM #1cape5Firehouse.com Guest
cellulose fiber insulation in attics
I've bend to just a couple of electrical fires in attics that contain cellulose fiber insulation. Short of taking it all out manually, I know there's gotta be a better way.
If anyone's used a thermal imager for this type of smoldering fire, I'd like to know. Thanks.
10-04-1999, 04:38 PM #2WTFD730Firehouse.com Guest
We have purchased a portable suction unit that sucks out the cellulose fiber from attic to the outside. The unit is called a C-Vac unit. Through very large flexable hoses the fibers are sucked to the outside to a designated area. We also use hand held fire finder sencing devices to find hot spots in the cellulose fibers. So far its working ok for us.
Washington Twp. FD
10-05-1999, 04:56 PM #3MulldogFirehouse.com Guest
I believe if you contact your local insulation rep. and find out and ask for the ASTM E 136 rating ( test criteria for non combustability) you will find out that a lot of insulation is non combustible. This is pending on the year it was installed. A heat gun or thermal gun will work but you really only have to remove the area that has charring on the wood. Overhaul from burned to unburned.
10-05-1999, 07:25 PM #4cape5Firehouse.com Guest
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