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Blew in cellulose insulation but used block plate


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05-25-14, 05:27 PM   #1  
Blew in cellulose insulation but used block plate

I blew in a total of 60 bags of cellulose insulation from Lowe's and used the predator 2. Blew in fine but I just realized it said in some instructions I found not to use the block plate? Is this going to cause issues with my installation? I still used the same amount of product as it suggested by the bag Sq ft.

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05-26-14, 05:18 AM   #2  
What is the "blocking plate"? Is it a part on the blowing machine?

 
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05-26-14, 09:49 AM   #3  
The block plate came with the machine. It looks like it's used to meter the flow of air and insulation. Basically my guess is it made me take more time to get the job done. Wondering if anyone else had an experience with this?

I used the recommended amounts of bags needed based on the sq ft.

Just was curious if I'd run into issues.

All I know is the regal cellulose was very dusty and dirty. It feels great to be done. I now wish I would've blown over the existing batting, instead of pulling it all out.

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05-27-14, 06:50 PM   #4  
Well at any rate, does my installation look ok? I made sure to air seal beforehand, ect.

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05-28-14, 10:28 AM   #5  
So this is the response from Regal Industries-

I appreciated them reaching back to me about my question.

Adam -
I am sorry you spent extra time on your attic project due to the block plate being in the machine.
The good news is that, regarding the insulation performance, there is no drawback to using the block plate during attic installation. The only downside is the time involved. Using the block plate should have allowed for a very even, well installed insulation job.
If you will forward the name/location of the Lowe's store, I will contact them to be sure their store personnel understand when to issue the block plate with the machine.
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05-28-14, 03:16 PM   #6  
Thanks for the follow-up. I can understand how it might be helpful on a loaner machine especially if you need time to move around in the attic while the machine is still running.

 
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