Wet Insullation

Old 02-11-04, 01:50 PM
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Wet Insullation

Had a small hole in the flashing around the vent pipe in the roof, enough to let a little snow in and form a pile in the attic. Water eventually leaked into the ceiling and down the wall. Have a hallway that needs wall and ceiling painted, and a bedroom that needs a ceiling painted -- all I can do myself. Other than the flashing needing repair in the roof, my other concern is attic insulation. The estimate for all repairs is less than $1500 and with a $500 deductible, I'm not submitting a claim to my insurance company for work I can do myself. My question is...how hard is it it install attic insulation? Is it a "girl-friendly" job!? I'm pretty handy when it comes to this kind of stuff, not afraid of getting dirty or itchy! I understand that the wet needs to come out. Should I hire someone to blow insulation in, or can I use the rolls and do it myself?

Old 02-11-04, 07:56 PM
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Actually, you can blow it in yourself or install batts. Which ever suits. If there is a small area, the batts are probably a better course versus all the trouble to blow in 100 square feet or so.

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Old 02-20-04, 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by woobiekins
My question is...how hard is it it install attic insulation? Is it a "girl-friendly" job!?
Just had to chuckle a little......... of course insulation is "girl-friendly!!!!" I've been working in the industry for 4.5 years now!

Old 02-21-04, 10:36 AM
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After the wet is all out and things are dry. It might pay to blow there and more in over the whole home there in the attic for a higher R on it. With insulation cant see why girls cant do it. Id go for the cellulose insulation it not itchy. Also if you want to try it . Get a small piece of firberglass insulation take a small LP torch to it . It dont burn-- but it will melt. Take some cellulose in you hand, put the torch on it . It will turn black and can glow but will stay there and you dont feel it. So like a fire in the attic firberglass will let it come on down in the home and the cellulose will try and stop it there. ED
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If it's a small area, get bags of loose fill and spread them by hand. No need to rent a blower.

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