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How To Use DAP Pro System 600 Spray Foam kit

DIY Spray Foam With DAP System 600 Froth Pack

If you only have a small area to insulate like a small addition, bathroom or a basement remodel hiring a spray foam contractor can be expensive and not a viable option. In these situations, I  purchase a spray foam froth pak, like the DAP Touch ‘n Foam Pro System 600 is a viable option.

The DAP Touch ‘n Foam Pro System 600 is a 2-component polyurethane foam kit that covers approximately 600 board feet or 50 cubic feet and can effectively seal air leaks and insulate repairs, renovations, and new installations.

The DAP Touch ‘n Foam Pro System 600 is a completely self-contained, 2-component foam system that is portable and disposable. Complete with color-coded hoses, ergonomic foam applicator, and all the necessary tools to get started. It is designed for larger insulating (up to 2 inch fills), sealing, patching and filling applications.  The applicators dispense a quick, consistent flow of rapid curing (60 seconds) foam capable of insulating stud wall cavities, gaps, cracks, expansion joints, and other sources of air leakage.

DAP Touch ‘n Foam Pro System 600 Benefits


Closed Cell Spray Foam – Best Practice

When insulating, we feel that the Best Practice is to use closed cell spray foam to fill the cavity and achieve the desired R-value. You can learn more about this method here. Best practice for basement insulation

Fiberglass insulation while still popular is not considered a best practice as an insulator. That is because it is NOT a good air barrier or vapor barrier, it performs poorly in very cold climates. In colder climates, a poly layer of plastic is added over the insulation, but experience and research have shown that installers are not able to seal this plastic well enough to create a 100% vapor barrier.

Spray Foam Still the Best Choice For Water Vapor Barrier

Depending on where you live [Climate Zone] you may be able to get away with 1-inch of closed-cell spray foam. We recommend 2-inches, as colder areas need more. The goal is to seal air leaks and to prevent warm moist interior air from meeting color exterior framing surfaces which can produce condensation.  By keeping the floor joist, rafter bay or wall stud bay above the dew point, condensation cannot form which will prevent mold growth and rot.

Using the Touch ‘n Foam Pro System 600

Closed-cell spray foam insulation is the only product that acts as an insulator and an air seal. To ensure that you achieve both of these goals make sure to completely follow the directions of the Touch ‘n Foam Pro System 600 and do the following:

Flash and Batt  – Using DAP Touch ‘n Foam Pro System 600

Flash and Batt Insulation refer to using 2-inches of closed-cell spray foam [R-14] to ensure that all air leaks and vapor paths are sealed. The closed-cell insulation is then followed with fiberglass batts in the remaining space to add additional insulation and meet required R-Values. This method is an option for someone looking to save costs in closed cell spray foam while still improving the wall’s thermal and vapor permeability performance. Flash and batt are most often seen in DIY or remodeling applications.

Flash and Batt Insulation Concern – Caution

The BIGGEST concern [Especially if DIY Spay-foam is used] is failing to achieve the proper thickness, that no air seal is created. Either too little [less than 2-inches] of spray foam is applied and some air leaks are left unsealed. If an air seal isn’t created,  condensation can form as warm air meets cold surfaces in the wall cavity. [between the foam and fiberglass] This can lead to the growth of mold and wood rot.

DAP Touch ‘n Foam Pro System 600

The DAP Touch ‘n Foam Professional system 600 Spray Foam Kit is a portable, self-contained dispensing system. When used according to the manufacturer’s directions, this system effectively seals air leaks and insulates. It is a great solution for quick and easy spray foam applications for repairs and renovations and new installations.

Using the DAP System 600 Spray Foam Kit – Video

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