"God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good." Genesis 1:31

Friday, November 7, 2008

What Your Jeans Are Used For.......

There is a new revolutionary way people are insulating their homes now. It is with recycled jeans, there is a company that takes jeans that aren't sold or are donated to them to make insulation for your attic with them. It is a cool thing too I would love to be able to do this in our home but the cost is a lil outta my reach right now maybe in future. They blow it in like others do but it is in between the rafters behind a mesh screen. The cool thing is that this insulation has been treated so that it is water proof and flame retardant. The methods for making them this was are kept highly guarded "Bill Nye The Science Guy" says but when flame is held to it while holding it bare handed you do not feel the heat according to Bill and Ed Beagly Jr.. Bill did an experiment with dry ice on top of an aquarium, three ways on side no insulation, 2nd with standard R30 I believe, and the jean insulation. He put 3 beakers under (inside the aquarium) each piece with a thermometer in each under the no insulation the thermometor temp raises about 10 to 15 degrees, under R30 the temp raises between 5 and 10, under the jean insulation the temp only rose 1/2 a degree to 1 degree. Seeing this was quite interesting to say the least. It really makes you sit back and think about the amount of heat lost through our attics. Its one of those things that make you go HMMMMMMM!

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