Tuesday, June 8, 2010

We blew it!!

Once the house was vapour barriered and the ceiling drywalled we took on the task of insulating the attic area. We chose 'GreenFibre' natural fibre blow-in insulation. This is the product that is made from recycled newspapers and other substrates. It comes by the bale and you basically dump it in a large hopper which chews it up and shoots it up a long flexible pipe into the attic. We set up the hopper outside the house and our good friend Jim gave us a hand. Jim and Lucy loaded the hopper while Rob was up in the rear of the attic with two way communication and an air mask. We managed to achieve about R45 to R50 in the attic. It was a dirty, messy job. One that Jim and Lucy do not want to repeat.

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