Anyone from Nashville, TN and knows....

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Old 01-02-13, 12:41 PM
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Anyone from Nashville, TN and knows....

where are stores besides HD and Lowes where you can buy building materials?

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Not a local, but I'm sure you would have smaller local shops there?
 
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Old 01-02-13, 12:58 PM
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Mike, if I had found one I wouldn't post such a request here.
I was searching my butt off to find one.
 
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We have places like Arrow and ABC around here, I got a bunch of responses on Google to
Nashville, TN building supplies
but I don't know where you are specifically to tell you what's closest.
 
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I got the search results too, but there is no stores which carries insulation materials for example. Most are lumber.
 
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I'm just did a search for "Nashville, TN building supplies" turned up quite a few non HD/Lowes companies. Is there anything in particular you are looking for? Even in my tiny NC town of 8'000 people we have a Lowes and two independent building supply companies.
 
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I am looking for insulation material and all I could find who carry this are HD and Lowes for consumer. All others sell only to constructors.
 
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Found this:
Tennessee Insulation Supply | Service Partners

Not sure whether they'll sell to an individual.

Edit: Just saw your post about not selling to individuals, I may not have helped.
 
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No, they also sell only to contractors.
 
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For me it depends on the size of the job. For larger jobs I can hire a professional insulation contractor to do the job for about what I can buy the materials. For smaller jobs it's cheaper for me to go to Lowes or locally owned building supply and use their blower or buy a few bags of batts. But, no choice in buying wholesale with the quantity I use.
 
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What is your objection to HD and Lowes regarding their insulation?
 
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Their cellulose insulation contain ammonium sulfate.
 
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Use fiberglass if you don't want ammonium sulfate which I always thought was added as a fire retardant.
 
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Don't like fiberglass. And no: Major ingredient for fire resistancy is boron and boric acid.
 
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I don't know about in TN, but the HD up here started selling ROXUL which is a mineral wool batt. Maybe you can get them to special order it for you if they don't stock it locally.
 
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Info found here: Cellulose Insulation | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

"The most common flame retardants for cellulose are ammonium sulfate, borax, and boric acid, which are all considered safe for humans"

So you want cellulose without ammonium sulfate? Are you planning on inhaling or eating it?

Even though some suppliers say they are wholesale only, they will still sell to the public. It will just cost more.
 
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So you want cellulose without ammonium sulfate? Are you planning on inhaling or eating it?
No, I like to sniff it...
 
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I'm surprised that it was the 12th post in this thread before we finally got sorta close to the real question "where to buy cellulose insulation not using ammonium sulfate". At least I hope that is the question.
 
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My original questions was if someone from Nashville knows where else in Nashville are stores besides HD and Lowes where you can buy building materials? Insulation is just one thing I am looking for.
Lot people say "Don't go to the big box store like HD and Lowes, beacuse they do not have good quality and bla bla bla". But no one is able to tell where else to go.
 
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Since most of us do not live in your area, we can only tell you what we would do in our area. A few options have been given to you such as going to a wholesaler supplier. I have purchased items at wholesale suppliers without an account. For insulation you might want to try a drywall supplier.
 
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Thank you for the new info on the dry wall supplier
 
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If you contact the manufacturer of the insulation you like, you should be able to find out where to get it. You may be able to get it shipped to you from a supplier that is not local to you.
 
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To list a few available from Google:

Hillsborough Hardware on 21 street
Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery Powell Avenue
Elder Building Supply on Cowan Street
Southeastern Salvage on Eugenia Street
Walker Lumber and Hardware on Thompson Lane
American Wholesale Building supply on Massman Drive
Nashville Building Supply/Specialty Wood Products

Not sure why you have an aversion to buying from Lowe's or HD. With any supplier you have to keep an eye on what you are getting.
 
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Thank you Chandler

Hillsborough Hardware on 21 street
Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery Powell Avenue
Elder Building Supply on Cowan Street
American Wholesale Building supply on Massman Drive

are new to me.
 
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Old 01-07-13, 09:34 PM
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Hillsborough Hardware on 21 street
LOL! I have No Idea where Google or any other search engine might have come up with this! The actual business is Hillsboro Hardware, and it's at 2204 21st Avenue South - basically at the corner of 21st and Blair.

I like doing business with them, since I used to work there in a previous era.

The others are good businesses too. I wouldn't have thought of going to Southeastern Salvage for new insulation, though.
 
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Never been at one of these places, except Southeastern Salvage. But the only building supply items they got are a few hardwood floor selections, few tiles and low quality kitchen cabinets. Most what they got are interior living items.
 
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I wouldn't have thought of going to Southeastern Salvage for new insulation, though.
there is a place near me named "Lumber Supermart". The only thing they sell is crushed stone, mulch and other hardscape related materials.
 
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I wouldn't have thought of going to Southeastern Salvage for new insulation, though.
there is a place near me named "Lumber Supermart". The only thing they sell is crushed stone, mulch and other hardscape related materials.
How does this help me here in TN?
 
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