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May 26, 2001, 07:45 PM
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Where to get Foam for Scratch Building ??

I just bought a 4X8 sheet of 1/2" pink foam from Home Depot. Where can I get some thicker sheets?? I can glue the 1/2" stuff together for thicker sections but thicker stock would be better.

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May 26, 2001, 07:56 PM
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It is a shame you don't live in the north east. The Home Depots here have up to 1.5 inch sheets for ~$10.
May 26, 2001, 07:59 PM
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Go back to Home Depot and ask for the 3.5
inch thick stuff. I just bought a
4'X8'X3.5" sheet last week from Home Depot
for $21. Lowes had it too, but no one
seemed interested in getting it down from
the top shelf. Paul

May 26, 2001, 08:20 PM
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From the posts we've seen here on Ezone it appears that the Home Depot's & similiar store in the southern states don't carry the thicker foam. Here in the Chicago area we can get 2-3 " stuff.
May 27, 2001, 12:35 AM
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I tried to buy a few sheets from Home Depot, But the said their minimun order for 2" was $1500.00 dollars worth. All they carry regularly is the 1".
May 27, 2001, 03:53 PM
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As you are finding out, foam availibility in the large hardware stores varies by the climate of the area.
Architectural foam is a reliable source.
Blue foam is used to form shapes that builders apply stucco over.
Look in the yellow pages for foam.