Started by momo, September 24, 2019, 10:32:37 PM
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Quote from: momo on September 24, 2019, 10:32:37 PMHello,I'm in the planning/gathering reclaimed materials stage for my first home build. I see a lot of 4" or 6" thick walk-in cooler panels on Craigslist for as low as $10 per 4'x8' panel, but I can't find much information on whether or not it's a bad idea to incorporate them into house construction. I realize they're not structural in the way that SIPs are, but I'm wondering if and how they could be integrated for their insulation. My first thoughts were to either cut them and fit pieces between studs and joists or line them on the exteriors of the wall and possibly over the roof. I'm not sure how well any of these ideas might work. I live in a rural area and only have to worry about septic, plumbing, and electrical codes in case that matters.I thought this forum of DIY-ers might be a good place to ask for input! I tried searching the forum, and saw one comment referring to this type of panel being used on a roof, but it didn't include details on how this was executed. Does anyone have any experience with repurposing walk-in cooler/freezer panels? Or any suggestions even if you haven't tried using them personally? Is there a good reason I'm missing for why people don't reuse them on houses? Any advice would be appreciated!