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Old 05-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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removing insulation from soffitt

While installing a new bathroom vent/fan in the master bath, with the outlet down through the soffitt, I found that the previous owner had blown insulation onto the soffitt. The house has vaulted ceilings, and I can't get to that part of the attic to remove the insulation manually. The soffitts are vinyl covered steel that are nailed on the facia and slid into a u-shaped channel on the siding.

Any ideas how to remove the insulation without damaging or removing the existing soffitt?
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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I haven't tried it, but have thought through how I would clear insulation from the soffit if I needed to and think that aiming a leaf blower up to the soffit vents from beneath would probably be sufficient to force out any insulation that had unintentionally collected there...

Hope that helps.

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