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Old 03-21-2013, 09:35 AM   #16
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2500 wouldnt be a terrible price. it is a detailed, time consuming job. the cost of good business

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Old 03-21-2013, 09:49 AM   #17
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He was only adding loose fill. Nothing else
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:59 AM   #18
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what is the square footage? you can blow that in yourself.
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2500 wouldnt be a terrible price. it is a detailed, time consuming job. the cost of good business
that is a horrible price for blown insulation I have homes that are 2,000 to 3,000 square feet all exterior walls bibbed all interior walls batted garage insulated and attic blown for 3 grand. to just do that small room for 2 grand crazy.
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Well if gary is saying i don't need to do loose fill in the unconditioned space and just under the bonus room then my sq footage is just under 300 sq ft
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well then nailbags, i would imagine they will be out of business in the end or living in an apartment forever...lol

JUST for the loose fill, no, thats not proper. but, for the airseal, and addressing the whole room comprehensively, airsealing, insulation, ensure proper venting and diagnostics to prove results, not a bad deal. Personally, I don't even offer my blow in insulation services in attics if they don't want an airseal with it.
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well then nailbags, i would imagine they will be out of business in the end or living in an apartment forever...lol

JUST for the loose fill, no, thats not proper. but, for the airseal, and addressing the whole room comprehensively, airsealing, insulation, ensure proper venting and diagnostics to prove results, not a bad deal. Personally, I don't even offer my blow in insulation services in attics if they don't want an airseal with it.
True just blow is not good.
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Well if gary is saying i don't need to do loose fill in the unconditioned space and just under the bonus room then my sq footage is just under 300 sq ft
If you went with that contractor then you would be paying $6.66 a square foot I would love to see what they quoted you on.
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from one extreme to the other! if I could pull 6.66 a foot on open blow, I would have retired a looooong time ago!
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from one extreme to the other! if I could pull 6.66 a foot on open blow, I would have retired a looooong time ago!
I just took 300sf divided it in to two thousand and you get 6.66 or what the contractor may be charging if it was only blow. but if it is to seal proper vent etc. unless you see the bid you don't get that good of image of what is really bidded. and yes i could live well charging that price.

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Well I was skeptical because he didnt measure the room or anything. He just threw out a number. We took a pass on his quote.
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Hey Brian you came to the right place, and gotten the best advice to handle that bonus room, now it's time to make it happen,lol. I'm half way done with mine, I got the outside attic kneewall area finished and soon will start on the other side that connect's to the house side and I can tell ya with just one side done it made a huge differnce. As this bonus room is actually my bedroom I spend alot of time up there.
BIG +1 on caulking/foaming those stud cavities while there still empty. I removed my FG batt's to air seal mine, that sucked lol
Take your time and do it right, and You wont regret it. Good luck with your project and keep us posted on how you make out.
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Yep. On that note I can't complain. Everyone has given me great advice all around. I'm just crunching some numbers on cost right now.
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So i had to postpone doing the cellulose due to upcoming surgery this week. Put in the ridge vents already and removing some of the insullation under bonus room. here is another thing i came accross. At least 4 of the spots between the rafter are closed of with (2) 2x6 by 8ft boards. I drilled a hole and its insulated. Should i try and cut these out to remove the insulation that is in there or because it's already closed off just use spray foam to seal it up tight... In the proccess of ordering some Roxul for the knee wall

In this pic you can't tell but the board that looks like it's between the rafter is one long 8ft board.



Also i'm not able to put ridge vent like normal due to another 8 ft 2x6 here.Should i just modify using ridged foam and rafter vent at a different angle??


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You have some unusual framing going on. No hangers, header at a rake instead of plumb, no shear continuity for the rafters/wall spread connections... do you have a better camera for another pic. from 10' away, facing the framing? Why is sunlight shinning there from above? Is this the backside of a dormer window?

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