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Inspecting Used Spray Foam Equipment Before You Purchase

In our April blog, we warned about the hazards of buying used SPF / Spray Foam Insulation Equipment. But sometimes a deal really is too good to pass up. This blog talks about ways to inspect used equipment in order to make the best decision for your business. Knowing how to evaluate used equipment can […]

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The House Failed! Blaming the Insulator After Turning Down the Solution – Proof Top Plate Gaskets Fix Problems, Increase Margins, and Decrease Headaches

As municipalities adopt new codes, code officials are beginning to verify compliance. And in some cases, it has not gone well. One recent example is an apartment building in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Blower door tests were done on the first completed units. When the official reviewed the results, it showed a one-bedroom unit (less […]

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Don’t Throw Away That Mixing Chamber.

Mixing chambers can last forever… okay that’s a stretch, but the truth is too many get thrown away when new life can be given to them. As a spray foam tech, I always recommend keeping spare parts for your foam gun (new chambers, new seals, new o-rings, etc.) and resurfacing your mixing chambers. Through trial […]

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Dollars

Everyone’s been told a picture’s worth a thousand words, but for those of us working on building envelopes, a picture can be worth thousands of dollars. According to Sam Rashkin and the department of energy, showing a customer infrared images of specific problems in their  home or building is very motivating. In fact, it makes […]

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SAVING MONEY IS AS SIMPLE AS CHANGING OUT YOUR INSULATION BLOW HOSE

Often, blowing hoses are the most overlooked piece in a fiberglass insulation blower system.  When starting in insulation, you may see a blower hose as a means of taking material from the fiberglass blowing machine and delivering it to the attic or wall. Over the years, you’ll realize that the hose actually plays a big […]

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Easy SPF Gun Cleaning Tech Tips from Aaron Meissner

Over the last 8.5 years as a Technical Service Rep for IDI, Aaron Meissner has seen hundreds of fluid heads with small scratches in them. This causes countless hours of downtime and only happens when scraping foam out with sharp picks or tools. Well, the good news is, there is a faster, easier, and safer […]

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Doing the Right Thing and Making Good Money Doing It

IDI Distributors just produced the most in-depth video on intumescent coating systems and installing DC315.  Why?  Because it’s far more than a code compliance issue, it is one of the most often missed profit centers and that is why we wanted to make a video filled with tips and tricks on how to increase compliance […]

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The Benefits of Using Global Specialty Products

One of the biggest investments of your spray foam company is the equipment you operate with. Your equipment running efficiently will reduce downtime and increase your profits — solvents and cleaning solutions will make these accomplishments easier. With a variety of solvents available, deciding on the right product can be a very overwhelming decision for […]

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