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Old 08-01-2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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Reusing cellulose insulation/humidity absorbtion


I have a about 40 large bags of cellulose insultion I've taken out of my attic so I could replace some knob and tube wiring. Currently they're sitting in my backyard since I don't really have any other convenient place to put them. Is there any reason I wouldn't want to reuse the stuff when it's time to blow it back into the attic? At the rate I work on projects it could be out there for a month or more and it's damn humid this time of year. It's just shredded newspaper isn't it? Seems like humidity absorbtion could be a problem but then again it might not be any different in a hot humid attic.

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Old 08-01-2010, 11:51 AM   #2
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Should be okay as long as they are sealed tight and no rain or rodents get into them.

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Should be okay as long as they are sealed tight and no rain or rodents get into them.
Hmm. Well, I have them in a place that is pretty protected from rain but they aren't really sealed tight. They're just tied off with the built in flaps which leaves openings. I suppose I could tie them off better with twist ties or something. Maybe that would be a good idea anyway to keep bugs and stuff out.
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They should be sealed in large orange leaf plastic garbage bags.
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Is your attic sealed? If not, then your attic has as much moisture in it as the outside air.
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Is your attic sealed? If not, then your attic has as much moisture in it as the outside air.
Good point. Ok. I will seal them a bit better, hope they don't get critters and try to reuse when the time comes. Thanks.

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