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Old 11-07-13, 08:24 AM   #11
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Would styrofoam be worth putting in an attic or is it a safety problem. Not easy to recycle it here so was thinking of just tossing it in the attic. Some of it is larger pieces and my attic opening is not insulated.

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Old 11-07-13, 11:05 AM   #12
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I personally would just buy a few sheets of 2" foam sheet and build a box. 4 sides permanently mounted around the ladder frame, and a top with sides that overlap the bottom. I suppose you could add weatherstripping for that last little bit, but if you cut the pieces for the sides straight enough, and have the top overlap by a few inches, it may not be necessary.
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Old 11-07-13, 11:07 AM   #13
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Would styrofoam be worth putting in an attic or is it a safety problem. Not easy to recycle it here so was thinking of just tossing it in the attic. Some of it is larger pieces and my attic opening is not insulated.
PS is flammable, so I generally wouldn't recommend it. If you have a packaging/shipping supplies company nearby, see if they will take it, as they will regrind it for molding into new shapes (or sell it as regrind for beanbag chairs, etc).
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Old 11-07-13, 09:46 PM   #14
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We built an enclosure like this a couple of years ago for my father-in-law. We used 2" foamboard insulation, foamboard adhesive, and a few drywall screws. Spend the money on the special adhesive: some standard construction adhesives will melt the foam. One sheet made the whole enclosure. My father-in-law added the finishing touch by making a seal out of strips of old blanket stapled to the floor. Totally eliminated attic draft leakage, and made his small (1000) square foot house much more comfortable.
By the way, the cover on my attic stairs is 1x6 boards with 4" of fiberglass stapled to it. It came with the house. If I ever get around to replacing it I will go the foamboard route with a soft foam seal.
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Did you ever make one of these RobbMeeX?

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