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Old 04-29-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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I have just finished insulating my home for a remodel that I am doing. I did a lot of cutting and fitting of insulation in the house. I am wondering if I should be concerned about all the Fiberglass fibers that is present after this. Should I get an air filter and run it for a while before moving back in or is the airborne insulation after a remodel acceptable levels?

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Old 04-29-2009, 11:38 PM   #2
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I just realized one way to do this. I can use my stove down draft to suck all the air out of the room, the thing is insane and will suck all air out of room in 5 minutes

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Fiberglass insulation may be irritating, but it is not really dangerous. Vacuum up where you were working, and set the fan on your heater to manual for an hour or two. If you don't have hot air heat, stick a fan in a door or open window and open a window on the opposite side of the house. Otherwise, nothing drastic is needed.
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I'm not sure I would say it's not dangerous. Scientist have named it the next asbestos. If you really want to get rid of it you could invest in a hepa filter for your furnace.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:35 PM   #5
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Let it settle over-night, then give the place a good cleaning with a Swiffer. Don't use a vacuum cleaner, as it will just stir up the fibre's again!
Swiffers are also good for cleaning LCD screens of dust!
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You might call an asbestos/mold abatement company and ask them to come in and run a large capactiy HEPA air cleaner for 24-48 hours. It shouldn't cost very much as its just a matter of them bringing it in and plugging it in. Lowes or Home Depot may even have one you can rent.
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As this was 3 weeks ago, it has probably settled by now. Maybe you are into wallboard. Create a negative airspace in the work room, with a box fan out a window (with a furnace filter in front) and window open somewhere else. Cover the furnace supply outlets and a temporary furnace filter over the return air inlet. When done sanding, remove all. Be safe, G
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Old 05-22-2009, 02:11 PM   #8
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Yep all done with this and wallboarding, painting today

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