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Old 12-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #16
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No there is nothing wrong with moving the insulation around. But instead of using a broom, use a plastic leaf rake as already mentioned.

Also you are as also suggested, to use more blown insulation not batts.

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No there is nothing wrong with moving the insulation around. But instead of using a broom, use a plastic leaf rake as already mentioned.
This answered the question but you(?) are only repeating yourself. I like to have more than one person agree with that.
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Also you are as also suggested, to use more blown insulation not batts.
That's nice but it's not related to my question and I'm not going to do that anyway.
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Now if you do not want the help, why keep inquiring.
What makes you think I don't want the help? What help? NO ONE has answered the question! Now, YOU have answered it but it would be nice to hear someone agree with you.
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The answer is...

It wont save you any money doing it your way, and will result in an inferior insulation job.
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The answer is...

It wont save you any money doing it your way, and will result in an inferior insulation job.
How is that answering the question? If you don't know the answer to the question, please quit answering.
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The original question was...

"Is there any reason I don't want to do that?"

I just gave you TWO reasons. Do you need more? What is it that you can't comprehend?
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I crawled around in my attic today and decided I need to add to the blown in insulation that's already up there cause half of the attic barely has any at all. A thought occurred to me that maybe I could just push or broom the thin areas between the joists toward the eaves until it fills the space to the top of the ceiling joists and then take some batts and roll it into the space left behind. That could save me some money rather than buying insulation to cover the whole attic.

Is there any reason I don't want to do that?
IMHO, the only reason I can think of; you won't get the same "loft" with a broom or rake that blown-in would provide. If cellulose, no problem (heavy enough it settles anyway), if fiberglass- it tends to clump together when I rake it resulting in an inferior job because glass insulates by trapping air in the pockets; less pockets (from raking) less insulating value. The advantage; batts in the center portion allows "flopping back" to see the joists (while walking) when future accessing.

Problem with fg blown-in at the eaves (even with every bay baffled) is it will never meet minimum code requirements (for ceiling or wall) there due to low clearance from rafters bearing on plate. Not enough R-value per inch for limited clearances. Blown-in would conduct heat away fast if in contact with the roof sheathing/boards. I would stack some foam board in 1' wide rips to stop ice dams over exterior walls and meet/exceed code; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...n-roof-venting

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Thanks Gary. YOU answered the question and verified what I wanted to know.
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There is moisture damage. The roof is being replaced because the sheathing is rotting,while the shingles on top are still in good shape. The sheathing came off in splinters it was so moist.
We also found both my bathroom vents to be vented directly into the attic,not outside. Also 9 of the 12 soffit vents were covered when I had the house sided about 10 years ago. The new soffit vents were in place,but the siding installers didn't remove,or at least open up, the original wood underneath the new soffit vent panels. So most were pretty much there for "decoration",venting nothing.
All in all,ALL my sheathing rotted. I just want to make sure it does not happen again.

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