From: "CactusFire (A.S.)" <cactusfire@c...>
Date: Tue Jan 25, 2000 11:18 pm
Subject: Re: Unhealthy 703?
Here's my 2¢ worth of tidbits about covering 703.
I found out that there are some people who are allergic to burlap. Not one has
ever come into my studio, but this may be something you want to think about.
Rose Brand theatrical supply sells a fire retardant that should work well. They
also sell a wide range of fabrics for not-too-steep prices.
Personally, I find 703 to be the least irritating of fiberglass products.
Working with the rolls of pink stuff is much more disturbing than with 703, for
Almost the entire ceiling of my tracking room is covered in 4" of 703, wrapped
with burlap. I dyed the burlap with diluted india ink, which was inexpensive,
and turned the burlap a nice faded black. I have never noticed one shred of
fiberglass on the floor of the studio, but many people do first cover the 703
with cotton muslin, which is very inexpensive and quite thin.
For the new control room, I splurged and bought the Guilford fabric that ASC
used to cover Tube Traps. This is apparently "acoustically transparent", but it
also looks very nice and is much more durable the burlap.