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  1. Building & Construction
    Designing a new house and looking at different insulation/decking options. I had planned on doing Zip panels for decking, with 4" of spray foam on the underside, but I've decided to go with ductless mini split for heat/air so im not sure if it's necessary to condition the attic. Now planning...
  2. Insulation
    Hi, I recently added cellulose in my attic which included blowing it into soffit above kitchen sink. I had to remove a non-ic recessed light prior to adding insulation because I didn't have an IC-rated version. I was left with a hole that I covered to keep cellulose from filling my kitchen...
  3. Insulation
    I have removed cracked and damaged plaster from a room, but left the lathe. I want to know if anyone has blown in cellulose behind the lathe before putting up sheet rock. What sort of R value will I get with using the standard Homedepot blower? I think that because the lathe has gaps to let the...
  4. Insulation
    Hey, I have an apartment which I would like to reduce the amount of sound coming in from my neighbors.... I'd prefer not to remove the existing sheetrock or put another layer of sound proofing material over the existing sheet rock. Instead, I prefer to go with blowing cellulose into the...
  5. Insulation
    I just had my 15 year old attic insulation (blow cellulose) fully removed and replaced the other day. During the removal the company vacuumed it out to a dumpster in the driveway. Much to surprise they did not have any kind of filter for the exhaust at the back of the dumpster. As such their was...
  6. Insulation
    Sorry I don't have any pictures, but I think my description is all that will be needed to determine what I have as insulation in my attic. My home was built in 1996, and recently discovered a leak that has formed somewhere on the roof. I looked into the attic and saw some insulation that I...
  7. Insulation
    Hey all, I have a question on attic insulation. I'm looking to add insulation to my attic and wanted some professional quotes to see what I needed to do and see what it would cost to just pay someone. Our master bedroom\bathroom on the second floor has an arched ceiling that is insulated in...
  8. Insulation
    Hello, I'm deciding on insulation. I don't want fiberglass, spray foam is out of my price range.. Every time I research Wet Cellulose Insulation I find people arguing about it. Some say its great, some say its bad, some say it causes mold, others say that's because it wasn't allowed to dry...
  9. HVAC
    ...which leads me to thinking there must be a leak. A BIG leak as these are close to pinky sized pieces of cellulose that are getting stuck on the register before the duct from the forced air unit reaches the inside of the living room. Now, I've gone up into the attic and looked for leaks but...
  10. Building & Construction
    I had a few leaks in the roof in the past year. The roof is now fixed (for the first time in 60 yrs the roof has 5 roof vents), so now the question is the attic insulation. The house is a 60 yr old brick bungalow. I am told by some contractors that I have to remove the old insulation in the...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hi All, I live in north central Ohio, and have a cape cod style roof, 1 1/2 story structure. I purchased the home with the upstairs unfinished, currently it is like an attic, with cellulose insulation in the floor. It has eave vents, and some other vents (not ridge) along the top of the roof...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    I have a vaulted ceiling above our front room in our 1967 ranch house in Huntington Beach, CA I'm in the process of replacing all the insulation in the attic. This vaulted portion is problematic because there is only about 6" of space in each chute between the 2x6's. Each chute is about 20'...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hi, this is my second post. I am living in one of those recession hit cities where the city is compensating itself for it's lack of funding by more traffic enforcement and OTHER THINGS that sort of put people at an economical disadvantage... I would explain more, but the politics of things just...
  14. Building & Construction
    In May our 1930 2-story wood frame house had cellulose blown in from the exterior by a professional. The house is sided, with a bit of foam board under the siding, then regular clapboard. He drilled in the top and bottom of the bays, lifting only the course of siding needed to access the bay...
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