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Old 03-28-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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Remove old balsam wool insulation?


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I have an old house with the balsam wool insulation in the attic. It looks to be double sided with the black facing and about an inch thick (brown inside). I wanted to reinsulate the attic. Can I insulate over this old stuff or should I remove it first and then insulate? If I inulate over it, do I use insulation without the facing?

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Picture would help....

Where are you located?

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Picture would help....

Where are you located?

Gary

Long Island NY. I'll try to get a picture up tonight. My plan was to remove it all and put in new R60 insulation, but if I don't have to, why bother.
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