Barge Electrical systems
Barge Electrical systems I uncovered and replaced old polystyrene insulation wherever I found it. In the event of a fire this stuff is quick burning and its smoke containing cyanide is lethal in such a small space. I used a special foil faced Rockwool which has proven to be excellent. Ships invariably need external welding at some time or other and amazingly, quite a number of British built 'new build' Dutch barges seem to think that spray foam insulation is a good idea?? It'll catch fire or melt as soon as any welding takes place, locked away behind all those lovely thin plywood walls. While working in here, the external temperature dropped to as low as minus twelve outside and with no insulation and a tiny fan heater, it got a tad chilly. In the right hand photo, you can see ice on the INSIDE of the windows.
Uncovering lethal polystyrene Fff...freezing work

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I uncovered and replaced old polystyrene insulation wherever I found it. In the event of a fire this stuff is quick burning and its smoke containing cyanide is lethal in such a small space. I used a special foil faced Rockwool which has proven to be excellent. Ships invariably need external welding at some time or other and amazingly, quite a number of British built 'new build' Dutch barges seem to think that spray foam insulation is a good idea?? It'll catch fire or melt as soon as any welding takes place, locked away behind all those lovely thin plywood walls. While working in here, the external temperature dropped to as low as minus twelve outside and with no insulation and a tiny fan heater, it got a tad chilly. In the right hand photo, you can see ice on the INSIDE of the windows.