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AngelArs 09-17-2012 12:06 PM

Old Insulation Question
 
In the process of removing old K&T wiring and noticed that the insulation used in the ceiling turns to dust the second you touch it (both the paper and the insulation itself).

Should I be concerned? Is it a health or fire issue? Thanks

joecaption 09-17-2012 12:52 PM

Can you post a picture so we can tell what you have.
Anytime I've found old paper faced fiberglass insulation in that condition it's because of lack of venting causing an over heated attic.

AngelArs 09-17-2012 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1011659)
Can you post a picture so we can tell what you have.

http://www.angelars.com/img/house/oldinsulation.jpg

http://www.angelars.com/img/house/oldinsulation2.jpg


Quote:

Anytime I've found old paper faced fiberglass insulation in that condition it's because of lack of venting causing an over heated attic.
There is only one heater duct for the entire second floor. Doubt if it's over heated. Feels like the inside of a refrigerator in the winter :laughing:

Probably just VERY old. I'm guessing it's around 35 - 40 years old.

Fix'n it 09-17-2012 10:16 PM

pics not working


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