I need to remove ceiling sheetrock due to flooding. The ceiling has
blown in insulation. It has to come down. Can anyone suggest some ways
to keep the mess to a minimum? This home is 40 years old and the
insulation has a greenish look.
There is no easy way. Usually one just pulls the cieling and all the
insulation down in one big mess then cleans it up.
I assume you are not trying to save the insulation. You could try a wet/dry
vac or leaf vacuum but you will be emptying it more than you would like and
that will be messy by itself.
I suppose you could rake it to one end of the attic and bag it in large
plastic bags before you tear out the sheetrock but not much better than the
first method. Pull down one room's cieling then rake or leaf blow the
remaining attic insulation into that room and clean up before moving to the
next room. At least you only have one really messy room, the rest will be
better. Tape off the interior doors with plastic, let the dust blow
outside. it's probably cellulose and will biodegrade rapidly if not treated
with anything. The color has little meaning though green might imply a
treatment. My insulation is a natural light grey.
Roxul rock wool often has a distinct greenish tint to it. It's pretty
good stuff, and water simply doesn't affect it. So, it _might_ make
sense to save/reuse some of it depending on how much work that would
entail. If it's been soaked in flood waters, tho, get rid of it.
Once cellulose gets wet, it's kaput.
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
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On 14 Feb 2006 17:16:14 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
If that would work, maybe putting a table underneath the hole, and
making a frame to hold leaf-size baggies, for collecting leaves in the
fall,, maybe just a couple inches below the hole, would work even
Brainstorm (or maybe brainslush): This stuff may be heavier than you
need, it's pretty thick and strong, and I don't know if this is used
elsewhere, but in NYC they have trash compactors that more or less
pack sausage-style a continuous tube of baggie, maybe 14 or 18 inches
in diameter I don't know where you could get this stuff, and I don't
think you would need an entire package. I think stretched out they
are probably 100 feet long or more. You could tie one end (it
probably comes with ties) and fill from the ohter end, extending the
scrunched up part a few feet at atime as you fill the already
stretched out part.
There might be plenty of uses for this in New ORleans, and maybe
someone could buy a few dozen and sell them off one or part of one at
a time. Any janitorial supply store in NYC would have this stuff.
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