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Old 12-09-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
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I was wondering if someone could offer some advice on insulating exterior walls of a home. The home is a slab and has no insulation between the studs. I thought I had seen a technique where a hold is cut near the top of each stud cavity and insulation is pushed thru the hold into the space between the studs. Is the machine for that something that could be rented? Can someone tell me what it's called or share some other advice?

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I was wondering if someone could offer some advice on insulating exterior walls of a home. The home is a slab and has no insulation between the studs.

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Stick built. The home is in the midwest.
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The short answer is, yes, you can blow cellulose insulation in through holes at the tops of the walls. You can rent the machine to do it. Some of the box stores like Lowes or Home Depot will loan the machine, if you buy the materials from them.
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Just looked into renting the machine myself at Home Depot. Rental is $45 per day (Canada). Still have to find a price and volume required for the bags of insulation though.

I see lowes sells 16 cu.ft bags for $11.57 (US), so that's roughly one bag per 1.5' of 8' high 2x4 stud wall. Seems pricey.. maybe it comes cheaper? someone correct me if that's the case.

I've read that cellulose insulation has a R value of about 3.5 per inch.

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