Vermiculite and upside down facing


Old 11-11-03, 07:05 AM
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Vermiculite and upside down facing

Great informational site. I have had a terrible time with drafts, cold air, and high energy bills. Iíve learned enough to be dangerous now and have contracted for a new boiler, WM-155 Ultra. (Very old, needed updating, another story). In my attic, there is about 4 inches of vermiculite and R-11 insulation over it, facing side up towards the unheated attic. Directions clearly state "this side towards living area". Why would they put it in upside down? Does it have something to do with the vermiculite under it. HELP.

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Old 11-11-03, 03:13 PM
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The kraft facing goes next to the sheetrock and faces the living area. Other applications are erroneous.
Old 11-12-03, 01:01 PM
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Like Chfite said just turn that old insulation over. Moisture dont seem to get up into the vermiculite insulation at all. Boy if you have it in any of your walls dont cut a hole in the wall cause it will run out of the wall just like water. They made the vermiculite insulation so you could just pour it into concrete block walls. ED
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