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Old 12-01-2010, 08:00 PM   #1
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Im looking for the fabric that gets stapled to walls, ceilings, and whereever to blow in insulation in walls. What im thinking is not the kind that mixes and sticks in the wall. I was told its possibly a non-woven fabric but I cant find where I can buy some to insulate my walls and ceilings in a room we want to remodel. Please help. Jerry

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Old 12-01-2010, 10:07 PM   #2
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Why the restriction in the insulation?
They make recycled blue jean insulation.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:59 PM   #3
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Ron, Its just one way of blowing insulation in the walls. As the insulation gets blowed in the wall the fabric allows the air to escape.
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In your climate, on exterior walls you need a vapor barrier (usually 6 mil or 10 mil plastic) on the warm side of the insulation. This prevents interior moisture to get to a colder area and condense at the dew point.

It is not woven, but it is not an insulator.

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Old 12-02-2010, 08:34 PM   #5
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I do understand that I need a vapor barrier. The vapor barrier would go over this fabric. I know I am right with how this insulation is put in, I just cant find out what the fabric is that get stapled up to hold the insulation
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I would check w/ locals about the need for a vapor barrier. Buildingscience.com has maps for such, too, and tons of discussions about air barriers (which you need) vs a true vapor barrier. VBs are generally only recommended for zones 7 and 8, and I don't think (think) you are that cold there. People are moving away from VBs in all but the coldest places, and even some there. Look up the ADA (airtight drywall approach) while on the buildsci site. If you can't find that fabric (one would think installers in your area could sell it or tell you???), you can dense pack cellulose through a gap in the sheet rock about 6" wide, or drill holes and pump 'er in. If you use the slit, fill the gap in w/ thinner sheet rock and mud over that, so you don't have a lumpy seam showing. Of course, either way you will have to seal the gap/holes, so pre-positioning material for that before you sheet rock is handy. Air sealing is the name of the game. Air leaks take about 100 times as much water into a wall as does diffusion, and cellulose can tolerate some of that, holding it till the is a chance for it to sneak back out. Hence, the need for the wall to breathe in both directions.

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Have you tried asking someplace that does insulation work? I know what fabric you're talking about but not where to get it.
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people around here dont say what it is or where u can get it.
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Im looking for the fabric that gets stapled to walls, ceilings, and whereever to blow in insulation in walls. What im thinking is not the kind that mixes and sticks in the wall. I was told its possibly a non-woven fabric but I cant find where I can buy some to insulate my walls and ceilings in a room we want to remodel. Please help. Jerry
I looked on You Tube and they have a few videos with the process you describe.
Check out the posters and see if you can get a manufacturers name. The company should have a list of retailers you can contact.
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CertainTeed makes a mesh for their blown in fiberglass; just happened upon it. Anyone who carries CertainTeed insulation should be able to get it for you, if not already found. j

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