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#1078571 --- 09/18/09 09:23 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: bluezone]
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Can the vent inserts be used along with the spray stuff, or just spray insulation on the underside of the roof?

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#1079444 --- 09/21/09 07:58 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: Bowler1]
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If you have soffit/ridge vents then the baffles should be used to keep the attic cool.
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#1079523 --- 09/21/09 12:02 PM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: bluezone]
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Yes there is. This little task is underway.

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#1079831 --- 09/22/09 01:13 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: Bowler1]
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You can do it yourself but it would be much better if you can consult a company that offers insulation since each insulation material has it pros and cons. Let him explain the difference of a fiberglass from a cellulose and so forth. Even if you have the equipment, you can't just get down to work if you have no clear knowledge of insulation. Just query, it's free.
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#1081022 --- 09/24/09 07:47 PM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: Bowler1
I could feel the heat from the roof.



You may be able to close off the a/c vents on the first floor to get more cooler air upstairs. Cool air will "fall" to the first floor.
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#1082071 --- 09/27/09 09:23 PM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: bluezone]
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Here's what I have been up to: I tore out the paneling upstairs and put the breathable panels under the roof joists, then put the faced stuff,and buttoned it back up. Did both sides, and am about to lay unfaced stuff on the flat part of the "attic".That should be a plus for that part of the house.

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#1082255 --- 09/28/09 10:55 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: Bowler1]
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How many inches of insulation were you able to get at the roof joists?
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#1083040 --- 09/30/09 07:35 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: bluezone]
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I managed to stick some R 13 up there.

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#1083056 --- 09/30/09 08:02 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: Bowler1]
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Would the foam panels just for this tight area be expensive?
They have a higher R-value
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#1083090 --- 09/30/09 10:06 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: bluezone]
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I had some left over from the bathroom job, and I got some plastic ones that Lowes sold. they were $2.00 each.

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#1083802 --- 10/01/09 02:30 PM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: Bowler1]
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I was suggesting using the foam panels for insulation and it seems you were talking about the baffles for the roof venting. Is the new furnace keeping the home warm?
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#1084111 --- 10/02/09 08:06 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: Bowler1]
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#1084163 --- 10/02/09 11:07 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: bluezone]
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Thats what they are, the baffles. They should vent the roof rafters ok. BTW, the heater is making a HUGE difference, rooms warm up 100 times faster and the rooms keep the temperature longer, thus I feel that the heater won't have to run long cycles. Time will tell i guess.

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#1084192 --- 10/02/09 12:42 PM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: Bowler1]
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Between the new windows, insulation and the new furnace the home should be more comfortable and not as drafty.
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#1084320 --- 10/02/09 07:41 PM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: bluezone]
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It will probably feel like a vacation in the Caribbean !!

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#1084394 --- 10/03/09 02:10 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: Bowler1]
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Originally Posted By: Bowler1
BTW, the heater is making a HUGE difference, rooms warm up 100 times faster and the rooms keep the temperature longer, thus I feel that the heater won't have to run long cycles. Time will tell i guess.


If the blower speed is set at the highest setting it may heat the space up too fast. Usually the motor has 3 speeds (low, medium, high). Does the furnace cycle for a short period or does the air come out the ducts at a fast rate?
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#1084679 --- 10/04/09 12:17 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: bluezone]
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Actually, the air feels like the rate of a circular fan on medium speed. Also,you really can not hear it rushing out like a wind tunnel. I think both the heat and the A/C have a very similar constant gentle flow to it.

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#1084787 --- 10/04/09 08:30 AM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: Bowler1]
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That sounds good as sometimes installers will set the blower on the highest speed so they do not get a call back for inadequate heating of the home.
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#1084919 --- 10/04/09 07:28 PM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: bluezone]
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I have been in some places where it sounds like a 757 taking off.I think the unit won't work as hard plus the wear and tear on the blower trying to blow the walls down.

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#1085005 --- 10/04/09 10:05 PM Re: Blown In Insulation vs Rolls. [Re: Bowler1]
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Usually the heat is on low fan and the air is on medium or high. I got fed up with the air making so much noise, I moved the whole unit into the basement. Problem solved,

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