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brownerd 08-01-2006 03:45 PM

removing blown in insulation
Besides using a snow shovel, are there any tricks to removing blown in insulation from an attic? I would like to "suck" out the cellulous and use rolled in insulation. Should I abandon the idea of removing the cellulous and just roll over the top of it? FYI - the joist are 2x8 with 24" spacing. Thanks for your tips!

Bonus 08-01-2006 10:57 PM

Unless there's some reason to remove the cellulose I'd leave it and add fibreglass on top. If you do want to remove it you can hire a duct cleaner company (truck mounted vaccuum) who can run his vac through a dumpster to collect the cellulose, I've been involved with that but you'll have to check that the guy you get knows how to do it, it's not intuitive.

brownerd 08-09-2006 11:53 AM

thanks for the info - I may just toss some fiberglass on top of the cellulous.

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