I want to add some insulation to my attic and was thinking of using the
cellulose (shredded paper) stuff. But I don't want to use a blower, I
want to just buy bags of insulation and pour the stuff where I want it.
My question is do you lose anything by doing it that way? Does it
need the blowing step to fluff it up? Is it real compressed in the
bag? I have never handled the stuff.
Yes, blow this stuff in and yes fluff it. Do not cover any attic
vents. You can place ruler markers to show the thickness as you work
One person in the attic and one at the blower, feeding the machine
Cell phones/walkie-talkies are good ideas...
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
On the blower machine, Only open the slide about 1/5 or 1/4 of the
way, otherwise the tube jams with cellulose. This from experience.
2" PVC works nicely, to get the fluff farther into a void. The same 2"
PVC which was left over from installing a furnace. The PVC slips into
the end of the blower hose.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
I've had a home inspector offer this as a soluttion. Some insulation
was damaged by previous home owner, and he said a bag or two was
cheap, and if you 'fluff' it up manually, I shouldn't need a blower.
Sounded resonable, and the fact it wasn't fiberglass, I woudl even use
my hands. :)
Just saying what I was told,
tom @ www.FreelancingProjects.com
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