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How to insulate your attic or crawlspace

Here's the hand-protecting grid that you have to push the insulation chunks through. I'm assuming that it's for hand protection but you can easily fit your hand through a grid. There's a spinning propeller type thingie down there that chops up the insulation which could hurt your hands. So don't go digging for gold down there.

Also, the machine works best when it isn't stuffed to the gills with insulation - kind of like a washing machine (if it's stuffed with clothes it won't clean as well). I eventually settled on keeping it about half full and throwing in chunks as were needed.

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How to insulate your attic or crawlspace

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How to insulate your attic or crawlspace

Here's our happy homeowner. I can tell that he is giggling to himself as he adds up the savings in utility bills as a result of his $70 investment. That's right $70 later, his attic was at R-38. Come to papa, baby! As you'll soon see, he filled up those spaces to the tops of the rafters with insulation. We did this job in less than two hours. What a piece of cake! As a matter of fact, we may have spent more time dealing with the knuckleheads at Lowe's than actually on the job. You definitely want to wear your mask inside the attic. It was a dust storm.





How to insulate your attic or crawlspace

Back to the ground floor. You lose a bit of insulation as it floats out the machine so I covered it with an unused bale. I later covered the rest of the gap with the slide regulator (orange metal deal to the left). I ended up just pulling out the slide regulator completely for full insulation blowing power. We don't need no stinkin' regulation!

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How to insulate your attic or crawlspace

Here's the finished product. As you can see, I took the photo too soon. The cellulose dust hadn't settled and the flash caught it all. Or maybe these are spirit orbs floating around in my buddy's attic? Who knows? Anyhow, it was snowing in July in Columbus, Ohio. This is why you keep the mask on in the attic, boys and girls. This can't be too good to breath in.

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