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DouginVA

03:15PM | 01/02/03
Member Since: 01/01/03
3 lifetime posts
I am converting an attic space into a bedroom and I am looking to insulate. I have purchased insulation that seems to fit between thr rafters, but is about 2 inches to wide and about 1.5 inches to thick. I have installed the vent things, but I seem to remember reading something that said the insulation should not be tp tightly packed. Any idea what too tightly packed means?
Thanks-Doug

mini me

03:53PM | 01/02/03
Member Since: 12/09/02
66 lifetime posts
tighty-packed would mean compressed more than what is necessary for it to stay in place (for unfaced insulation)...the more you compress insulation the less r-value you will be able to expect from it...have you considered going to the next size down for your insulation???


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