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Any tips for doing blown in?


Hi all,
Mods forgive me if this is already posted, but I was wondering what I need to know before doing blown in insulation for the first time?

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Air seal everything you can first and make sure you take steps to keep soffit vents clear.
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Wear coveralls and tape the arms and leg openings to your hands/feet.
Have Insulation stops installed.
Have the Soffits installed.
Mark the trusses for depth of product before hand.
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Wear coveralls and tape the arms and leg openings to your hands/feet.
Have Insulation stops installed.
Have the Soffits installed.
Mark the trusses for depth of product before hand.
Goggles and head coverings.
Thanks guys! Hey what is an insulation stop?
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First....air seal and insulate before adding more insulation.

After that, be sure to choose an insulation that has no VOC or stabilizers in it.

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/building...ing_report.pdf
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Thanks guys! Hey what is an insulation stop?
Typically a piece of cardboard or styro foam material installed between rafters/trusses at the exterior wall to prevent insulation from creeping into the soffit space.
Be sure to leave an air gap at the top of the stops.
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Typically a piece of cardboard or styro foam material installed between rafters/trusses at the exterior wall to prevent insulation from creeping into the soffit space.
Be sure to leave an air gap at the top of the stops.
You're saying baffles? I have baffles in and there is a layer of bat already, so I don't think anything is getting to the soffit area...

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Yup. Same thing, just a different name.

Header - Lintel. Same/same.
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Thanks! I like the quote in your sig lol!

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