Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rock Or Not

Some awesome things have the word "rock" in them.

For instance...

Rock and roll.



Or even, The Big Rock Candy Mountain



And of course, Hugh Jackman's rockin' body.
You're welcome.
Yeah, especially that.

But not what I am about to show you.
Gold Bond Rock Wool.
Not awesome.
Particularly not when it falls out of the ceiling onto your head.

8 comments:

  1. Poor you :-) i can laugh because that's happening in the part of the garage that's insulated because water pipes run through it. I'm hoping to fix it without getting insulation pieces in my eyes or lungs. Gotta love working on ceilings.

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    1. It's a dusty, moldy, spider-webby mess. I highly recommend a respirator and eye protection. Ugh.

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  2. Yuck....I feel your pain.

    I found that the more I removed old insulation and old flooring.....the better my house smelled. It's really helps to get rid of the 'old house' smell. Plus.....you can reinsulate with real insulation that has a higher R value.

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    1. I knew I wanted to get rid of it because it's gross (more about that next post) but I hadn't thought of the added benefit of higher R value. Thanks!

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  3. You successfully got "Whole Lotta Love" and "Big Rock Candy Mountain" in the same room with each other. I think I like you a whole lot. :)

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    1. Haha! What can I say? My musical tastes are eclectic. Speaking of eclectic, read through Rolling Stone's list of the 100 best songs of all time. Very interesting!

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  4. I have this in my home also (built 1954). I removed most of it. How dangerous is this to your health? Does it contain asbestos?

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    1. I've read both that it does and that it doesn't. My best guess is that it varies by brand. I decided to treat it like it does, so I wore a respirator and took safety precautions just in case.

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