Wet Celotex

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Joel Drury, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. Joel Drury

    Joel Drury Member

    Hi. Someone has thrown out a load of celotex after their house was flooded. They say I can have it if I want it. If I dry it out could this be reused?
     
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Breeding ground for bacteria with the contamination it has been exposed to....your doing them a favour taking it away.
     
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  3. RegB

    RegB Active Member

    "Reused for what?" might have some bearing on the answer.
     
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  4. Joel Drury

    Joel Drury Member

    A little garage gym conversion
     
  5. Mark DM

    Mark DM Screwfix Select

    Think it would be ok provided you clean it and allow it to dry. It shouldn't have drawn up much moisture . I have often had new from the BM complete with green edges and wet surfaces.... at the usual top dollar prices
     
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  6. Alan22

    Alan22 Screwfix Select

    If you cut the edges and it's dry inside should be ok, peel back the foil and check that too, you would need a lot of it to make it worthwhile.
     
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  7. Joel Drury

    Joel Drury Member

    Thanks for the heads up
    this is good news. Thanks. I’ve also had sound insulation arrive (rockwool) completely drenched. Obviously this is a much different material though. Good to know that I might be able to reuse the celotex and save some money.
     
  8. Joel Drury

    Joel Drury Member

    Hahaha :D
     
  9. adgjl

    adgjl Screwfix Select

    There is a difference though. Rockwool arriving wet on the back of a delivery truck should be soaked with rainwater. Cellotex that has been flood damaged may well be contaminated with raw sewage for all you know.

    Would I want it, certainly not. For my own house, certainly not.

    If I had to get it picked up following flood damage, I would almost certainly have to pay for it to be removed.

    If I could find someone gullible enough to take it away for free . . .
     
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  10. RegB

    RegB Active Member

    Can't see a problem. It's foil faced both sides, and you can look at the stuff and see what it's like, after all.
     
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  11. Alan22

    Alan22 Screwfix Select

    It is murder to get rid of, some local councils take if cut up and bagged and some won't touch it.
     
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  12. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Exactly my concerns in post #2 :eek:
     
  13. Joel Drury

    Joel Drury Member

    Fair point. Thanks. I think il steer clear then.
     
  14. billysloke

    billysloke Active Member

    Were they not insured? I would have assumed removal and disposal would be covered under any claim. Perhaps they are hoping to be quids in on the payout?
     
  15. Joel Drury

    Joel Drury Member

    Hi. I think they are insured. I just passed and saw it out in the garden is all. Decided against it in the end.
     

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