Question 2 about putting insulation in old attic


Old 01-26-04, 07:20 AM
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Question 2 about putting insulation in old attic

I am in the process of laying new insulation over old in an attic that is roughly 60 years old. I am not much of an electrician... and am nervous laying insulation next to the older wires (which appear to still be in good condition... but some of the old insulation was "stuck" to parts of the wires) and putting insulation directly over the areas where there are light fixtures in our ceilings (there are not recessed lights, but your standard hanging fixtures).

My question: Am I being overly cautious here? Can the insulation go in these places or is it best for me to leave them untouched.

Thanks very much in advance for any replys.

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Old 01-26-04, 11:17 AM
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The insulation wont burn if thats what your after. The new insulation over the old in the attic should not have any paper on it at all.Where the lights below are hot ? You dont put to big a light bubles in them do you? Just cover the old insulation and run this new insulation across it. From theway it runs. ED

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