Rooftop insulation

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Rooftop insulation

Postby ali baba » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:09 pm

Any recommendations or advice on where to find someone to do this?
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Re: Rooftop insulation

Postby Duncan » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:23 pm

I did mine myself . A 50 m roll ,, one metre wide of that silver stuff with bubble wrap in-between cost [ from memory ] $140. Held up against the roof iron with lengths of half inch PVC water pipe as it is best not to glue it. Best to use two layers.
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Re: Rooftop insulation

Postby ali baba » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:59 pm

Where did you buy it?
What's the Cambodian word for insulation?
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Re: Rooftop insulation

Postby taabarang » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:07 pm

"What's the Cambodian word for insulation?"

This is going to be a bit shaky. I asked my wife and she didn't know, I know of no insulated houses in our village since they depend on high ceilings and ventilation. However she said the dictionary says. rum kapia kondau tngnai. Find a Cambodian to make sense of this. Literally

rum(the stuff that insulates) protects (from) the heat of the sun. I hopes you luck.

Oh yes "rum" sounds more like room, not rum the drink.
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Re: Rooftop insulation

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:11 pm

Snao is the word often used. Do you own or are you renting and looking for something less permanent?
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Re: Rooftop insulation

Postby Barang chgout » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:20 pm

Polystyrene?

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Re: Rooftop insulation

Postby taabarang » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:54 pm

"Snao is the word often used.". Yes that is a kind of insulation, polystyrene as mentioned above. In our village it is not used as insulation but burned and melted to repair zinc roofing. Works damned well too in plugging up leaky holes.
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Re: Rooftop insulation

Postby Username Taken » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:12 pm

^^ Mixed with petrol/gasoline it melts into a gel-like liquid. Is that right taa?

Been there, done that. Very effective.
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Re: Rooftop insulation

Postby taabarang » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:24 pm

"^^ Mixed with petrol/gasoline it melts into a gel-like liquid. Is that right taa?"

You got it. There is no burning involved. An error on my part.
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Re: Rooftop insulation

Postby ali baba » Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:37 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:11 pm
Snao is the word often used. Do you own or are you renting and looking for something less permanent?
For the house I own.
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