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diane

07:04PM | 05/18/99
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Okay here's the question - HE says: the blown insulation in the attic MUST NEVER be walked on no matter how important the project. SHE says: wires should be pulled through the attic (not run around the perimeter of the room walls, etc) ...and the attic insulation could be walked on for a project then 'fluffed' or added to when finished. Can this marriage be saved?! - diane

Wick

06:50AM | 05/19/99
Diane, sounds like I'm going into rough waters here, but what the heck. BOTH positions are CORRECT, however most people simply place a sheet of plywood or a run of boards across the rafters to facilitate a working area. This allows for minimal compaction of the insulation by distributing the person's weight. Hopefully your marriage is stronger than this one issue ;-) and maybe someone else will back me up.

DR HOME

11:46AM | 05/19/99
Wick is correct. Use a minimum of 3/4" wood and run the wires through the attic and never around the perimeter of a room...........

diane

06:05PM | 05/21/99
thanks folks. Of course our marriage has a very firm foundation...it's the attic that has problems! The vote's still open...anyone?

TomR

10:34PM | 07/08/99
Exactly what are you trying to do with the wires? Rewiring the house? Lights in the attic? Stereo speakers?

I might have an alternative solution, but will need more info on what you are trying to do.

Of course, my wife suggests dumping the huz for someone who can buy you a new house … looks like my days are numbered around here.

kenoarto

10:28AM | 07/14/99
What are you nutz?

Fluffing the insulation is GOOD for it. As it settles, insulation becomes less efficient.

Extra long runs of any wire is less efficient and a less safe.

I can't, however completly blame your old man just because he is being practical, cuz no one likes getting the dreaded fiberglass itch while working in a hot attic. Yeeeeck!

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