February 18, 2001 | By James Dulley, FOR THE INQUIRER
Question: My tennis club just added a section, and it has foam insulation sprayed on the ceiling. It makes the workout room very quiet and warm. Can I buy this type of foam, and spray it on my garage ceiling? Answer: This type of spray-on foam insulation is extremely efficient because it adds insulation value and seals any air leaks. As you have noticed, it also has excellent soundproofing properties. Unfortunately, it is not a do-it-yourself process. You will have to have an insulation contractor apply it. Also, check local building codes to see what types of exposed insulation materials are approved for homes.
November 1, 2000 | By Murray Dubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Four Philadelphia numbers: About 582,000 women 18 and older live here. More than 12,000 people participate on the street and behind the scenes in the Mummers Parade. Conservative estimates are that 2,500 residents consider themselves visual artists. And a last estimate that about 250 men and women work as martial arts teachers. And then there is the singular Cathy Hopkins, the one person who fits into all of these categories: Woman, artist, karate teacher, Mummers' sculptor.
November 10, 1995 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / TOM GRALISH
Workers step up to the job of returning the giant basketball sneaker to its billboard above Interstate 95 on Castor Avenue. The massive foam shoe had been removed for cleaning - it took three days.
August 25, 1992 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
Here's a new recipe from the owner of Christopher's Bakery Cafe: Take a week's worth of dirty foam plates, cups and bowls. Densify. Recycle and serve again as egg cartons, video cassettes, wallboard or flower pots. True, Martin Tjiattas has served up tastier dishes at his Center City cafe and takeout shop. But as the first local restaurateur to use a polystyrene densifier - a fancy trash compactor, for those who aren't garbage-savvy - he has won kudos from his more environmentally conscious customers.
July 1, 1998 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
The driver of a chemical truck yesterday noticed smoke coming from the rig's trailer around 2 p.m. and pulled into the driveway of Lankenau Hospital on Lancaster Avenue. Emergency units planned to shoot foam into the trailer but air rushed in and ignited the materials. The fire was allowed to burn itself out.
June 30, 2002 | By James Dulley FOR THE INQUIRER
Question: We are planning to build an efficient house. We are considering one made primarily of concrete for its strength against tornadoes and fire. Does this make sense, and what are our options? - Sam W. Answer: Building a concrete-framed house makes a lot of sense for many reasons. The final structure is extremely strong and can withstand tornadoes and hurricanes. Using concrete construction also gives your architect more flexibility, creating a unique house design in both the exterior and interior.
January 19, 1990 | By Frank Devlin, Special to The Inquirer
Environmental officials continued to investigate Mill Creek yesterday after a raw-sewage and detergent spill Wednesday left a thick foam, said to be five feet high in spots, and killed fish from Middletown Township to Bristol Township in Bucks County. "Everywhere you look there's dead fish," Middletown resident Brian Sheppard said yesterday. The sewage and foam were traced to a crack in a township pipe serving the Wheeler Way Business/Industrial Park off Route 213 in Middletown.
July 11, 2010
Most dog mats designed for travel are thin roll-up pads that provide meager cushioning for your precious animal companion. Bowsers' Fold-n-Go bed provides three cushy inches of foam padding. Composed of three connected panels that fold neatly against each other for storage in the car trunk, the bed comes in three stylish colors - cayenne, caramel or espresso. The Fold-n-Go measures 24-by-12-by-9-inches when closed, but opens to a luxurious 36-inch - ideal for Fido to stretch out in the back seat or on the cold, hard floor.
July 10, 1987 | By John Jennings, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lorraine Schroth decided not to weed in her garden Wednesday, and that probably saved her life. Fortunately, she read to her children instead, so all were inside when a 100-pound canister of yellow foam hurtled into her back yard, landing in the weed-filled garden. On Wednesday afternoon, Schroth, of the 200 block of Maple Avenue in Audubon, Camden County, was home with her husband, Richard, and her two daughters, Elizabeth, 4, and Andrea, 2. She was also baby-sitting her nephew, Matthew Craig, 2, who lives in Lindenwold.
March 25, 2015
The long : Last week, the Please Touch Museum blocked out 1,100 square feet between River Adventures and the carousel by filling three soft, holey foam walls with hundreds of oversize blue foam bricks and noodles and plastic balls. The short : Get it? Blocked out? The demo : Three and up. (No fun for crawlers or new walkers.) The philosophy : "Unstructured play" continues to trend. The idea, says a museum rep: "Allow [children] to use their imaginations and creativity and to also develop fine and gross motor skills.
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