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lrstuart33

11:29AM | 04/01/06
Member Since: 03/02/06
6 lifetime posts
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Our home was built in late 2005 - we are having some heating issues on the 2nd floor. The home is suppose to have r-38 insulation in the attic. We are measuring 9 inches of blown in cellulose insulation - which reading on other websites equals out to be R-27 correct? Does blown in insulation settle that much in 4 months? They were also suppose to insulate the garage and there is only 3 inches in there. We live in Iowa. I know if I ask the contractor about it he will say it has settled should I accept that answer?

Billhart

04:54PM | 04/01/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
Is speced in the Settled state.

And when you have new insulation blow you are suppose to get a count of the number of bags used, because measuring fresh blow depth is meaningless.

I think that is an FTC rule.

But check this out.

http://www.cellulose.org/


Piffin

01:30PM | 05/14/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
You are short a few inches

Excellence is its own reward!


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