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Sticking styrofoam to aluminium?


fiona

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Well I FINALLY know where my fish room is going to be.

We are emptying out half of our fairly large aluminium shed. It's got power. It'll be an area of about 3x3 metres (a little more).

Thanks to Anita I have a heap of styrofoam sheets. I am thinking to just stick it in layers all over the walls and ceiling of the shed. I am thinking I may be able to just glue it there.

Liquid Nails? Would that work? Anybody done this kind of thing?

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Hi Honey wub.gif Ummm Aluminium shed ohmy.gif U must be loaded $$$ blink.gif

Anyway , i think if you 'stitch silicone' yer sheets to the walls it will be sufice smile.gif

But remember to seal the heat in you will need to seal the "inside" of yer styro

by means of FOAM or RUBBER STRIPS between yer styro wink.gif ... Get the correct silicone or ya foam will dissapear LOL.gif ... HTH Honey .. : hug : hug ...

Andy...

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It's going to be more than one layer of styro since each layer is about 10mm thick ... so I was thinking to overlap the edges, so that each join is in the middle of an unjoined bit ... whaddaya reckon.

And ... what is "stitch silicone"? Ta luvvy.

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Hi Fiona

I stuck the styro straight onto the tin shed in offset layers and it worked just fine wink.gif ,you cannot use just any adhesive so I got a special adhesive that did't melt ohmy.gif the styro and it was a contact adhesive thumbsupsmileyanim.gif ie - you had to brush it onto both surfaces and when they made contact that was it , you could not move it again .

It was made by Bostik and it was called Anchorweld 1226 styrene contact clear and I had to get it in a 20 litre drum . I managed to get it for a cheap price a few years ago( through my work ) but it is now around $113.00 for 20 litres eek.gif( trade price ), you could try ringing Bostik direct to find out where you can get it and if it comes in a smaller drum .

Regards

Luke

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Once you have attached the polystyrene, make sure you paint the walls with a copper sulphate paint to stop mould forming. If you are going to aircon the shed, you probably won't need it. If you expect it to be pretty humid in there, paint it.

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I think over the top of the styro will suffice. Just paint it on nice and thick and make sure all gaps between the sheets are filled in with the paint.

I've seen a couple of rooms done like this and they look very professional.

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