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10-21-03, 01:01 PM   #1  

Can blown insulation be re-used? I am doing work in my attic that requires me to remove the blown insulation that is currently in place. Can it be redistributed in between the ceiling joists at a later date or am I better off replacing it with new insulation?

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10-21-03, 01:48 PM   #2  
Gee , you'd think you could, it's shredded paper and it's treated with boric acid to deter bugs and mold. I blew the stuff in my walls and attic this last winter. big bag was about $7.00 at Lowes, if you got 20 bags they loaned you the blower for free. otherwise it was 20 bucks a day. Any left over insulation I returned as long as the bag was sealed. It worked out well for me.
Hope this helped. good luck.


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10-21-03, 03:11 PM   #3  
If you have to move insulation for some reason, it is perfectly acceptable to put it back where it was.

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