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Adding Cellulose Over Old Garage Ceiling Batts

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Julie asks: Hi, I just want to ask if it is possible to dense pack blown in cellulose into a garage ceiling which already has existing 60 year old batt insulation. I have … Continue reading

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Adding Blown Insulation Over Existing Attic Batts

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Jennifer asks: Can I install cellulose blown in insulation over batt insulation with tears in the vapor barrier? I was air sealing my attic and had to tear the vapor insulation to reach … Continue reading

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Dense Pack Or Wet Spray Cellulose vs. Flash-Fill Insulated Walls

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Cheryl asks: Hello, I’m building a new house and I’m trying to decide between dense pack and wet spray cellulose in my 2×6 walls. I’m also trying to decide weather to use closed … Continue reading

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Vapor Retardant vs. Vapor Barrier In Insulated Walls

Cellulose Answer Man: Your Source For Information Troy asks: I’m going to install Applegate cellulose insulation in the exterior walls and attic of my new house. I live in Central Nebraska. Do I need a vapor retarder like Membrain with … Continue reading

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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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