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How access area below blown-in cellulose insulation?

How access area below blown-in cellulose insulation?


Old 07-07-04, 05:42 PM
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How access area below blown-in cellulose insulation?

I have an older home (built in 1922) and I need to access the attic floor above our bathroom in order to install a bathroom vent. The only problem is that we have loose fill cellulose insulation blown in in the attic. What is the best way to deal with the insulation? Can I scoop it out and then put it back in once I'm done? Or will moving it effectively ruin the existing insulation, requiring me to blow in new insulation?

Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.

- John
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Old 07-08-04, 04:57 PM
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Dig a hole right in it then put it all back. The best way if you have a small cardboard box no top no bottom in it. push it down in the insulation and just dig that out is all .

Old 07-09-04, 11:46 AM
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Thanks, Ed - that sounds like a great idea. I'm not exactly sure where the wiring is so I might have to box off a large area, but using cardboard to keep the other insulation in place will certainly help.

- John

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