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How To Calculate R-Value Of Settled Cellulose Attic Insulation

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Sam asks: Are calculations of thickness for the depth just after installation or after it has settled for 3-4 years as mine has. Original depth was 16 inches, now it is about 12 … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation In Attics With Foam Under Roof Sheathing

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Justin asks: My home currently has spray foam insulation on all outer walls. (including under my roof in the attic.) I wanted to add blown in cellulose in the attic for more soundproofing … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation In Attics Pose No Ceiling Weight Issues

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Paul C. posed an interesting question: I am a contractor working with cellulose to put into ceilings for builders in Australia. We have currently been questioned on the issue of the weight limitations … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Does Not Attract Insects

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Glenda. asked: I was told by a termite that the cellulose insulation on the concrete walls under my house attracted termites. Is that true? (Should have said termite company. I do not really … Continue reading

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Why Did CIMA Not Include Wallboard In Fire Tests

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Darrel S. asked: Why were each of the tests (in the videos on website) done without a wall finish, such as gypsum board? The addition of gypsum board might change the temperature of … Continue reading

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Cellulose Insulation Products Meet California VoC Limits

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Vassilios C. asked: Hello. Since boric acid is registered as toxic are there any studies on possible volatile organic compounds in cellulose? Thanks. Answer: Numerous cellulose insulation products have been tested per California … Continue reading

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Borates Used In Cellulose Insulation Don’t Deteriorate Metal

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Dan R. asked: Looking for some recommendations on blown in cellulose – do you know of any reps in the Pacific Northwest who could help answer some questions? There seems to be a … Continue reading

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What Can Be Covered Up When Blowing Insulation In Attics

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Aaron F. asked: I had brand new electrical installed in my 2nd floor. Can I cover 1900 and 11b boxes that run along my floor in the attic? I also have 16 x … Continue reading

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Assumption About Dense Packed Cellulose Settling

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Michael D. asked: I know even with dense packed cellulose in the walls, it will settle because of building movements. ?Will that cause any problems for even 1/2 inch of settlement in the … Continue reading

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Installing Cellulose Insulation Directly To Roof Sheathing

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Gared E. asked: Can cellulose insulation be installed directly to the roof sheathing without baffles or an air gap. There are installed roof and soffit vents as if the house was to have … Continue reading

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