Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 125
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pops WELL WORTH THE TIME
NO MATTER WHAT, YOU"RE GONNA MAKE A MESS! DEAL WITH IT!!
Saw some great tips that I want to share and came up with a few of my own. 1) Make sure you have a 12 gauge extension cord to plug the machine into 2). Tape a broom handle to the end of the hose to help get those hard to reach areas 3). Wear protective eyewear, hat, long sleeves and pants and a MASK You'll be covered in the stuff, but it's the fiberglass insulation that is the worst!). 4). Make sure you have plenty of light in the attic to see what you are working with (I used two spots and pointed them in different directions before hand to make sure once I got rolling I didn't have to worry about moving lights). 5)Invest in cheap particle board and cut into 2'x8' sections and lay them across the trusses so you can move around easily without stepping through the ceiling! 6). Mark your trusses with the amount of insulation you want to add so you can take the guess work out of it. 7) Work out a communication system between the person feeding the machine and the person in the attic letting you know when to stop and take a break or when you've hit a milestone in the number of bags you've already used.
We are already seeing the results of adding insulation to our attic. Well worth the time as the investment should pay for itself within a year!
July 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reederk09 Super Easy Installation
Me and my buddy decided to insulate both of our houses on a Saturday and we bought three pallets of the Greenfiber (105 bags). This gave us a discount on the bags and a free rental of the insulation blower. Installation was a breeze. The machine worked perfect, we loaded a half bag at a time and broke it up by hand as we fed it. 1 person in the attic installing while the other person fed the machine. Was able to get both of our houses up to a 38 R value and had some insulation left over so we returned it. This is a must do project that is easily done and way cheaper then paying someone to do it. I recommend attaching a broom handle to the end og the hose so you can have a further reach and to wear a full body suit and mask...this stuff is dusty!!! All in all this took us around 6 hours for both houses and we stopped and had a lunch break. Again super easy and I already feel a difference in my house.
November 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pbleile Dusty work, but it works well
My big worry about installing this stuff was all the reviews saying the free rental machine didn't work well. I decided to go for it anyways, and let me tell you: It works VERY well and it pumps the insulation up about as fast as you can control it. It looks like a snowblower coming out. And it never clogged.
I did notice that the store had two machines, and one was missing the slider door that regulates the amount of insulation going to the hose. I used the other one. We kept the door 1/3 the way open.
The other thing is that the person feeding the machine needs to push the blocks through the grate or not much happens.
I used a 10 gauge extension cord on a 20A circuit, and of course, you must run the machine outside.
May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rodhubbard Not inpressed
Not to impressed wasn't instructed on how to use the machine and defiantly don't use indoors this stuff blows up your house with dust and insulation and their hose didn't work it plugged up so we had to use our shop vac hose and buy 20 bags to use a useless machine that clogs up and home depo and told them the problem they said bring it back they didn't have another machine to use so I was screwed. Aberdeen washington
April 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KM No Hoppers!!!
Bought 20 bags and then the Weatherford tool department said they had no hopper! We had to spend time and gas going to Ft Worth to get one. Wasted valuable time and had to pay $80+ for extra 4 hrs of use! Product was good but service was NOT!!!
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeOwner DIY and save money
This is the best DIY project we ever did. Spent 5 times less than the contractor quoted price by blowing the insulation by two of us in 3 hours. House is very quiet and warm right after the insulation. We followed some of the tips posted by others. Sealing the hose connections using duct tape, attaching a piece of wood/pipe towards the end of the hose, covering the attic opening as well as the door near the machine, etc. We had dust only in the attic during blowing meanwhile the house was spotless. If possible, rent the new taller and lighter machine instead of the square one. It was just blasting off the cellulose at a greater speed. Also cut all the bags open and split into half before you start.
October 13, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by QualityGuy Call Me Dusty
I purchased a bag of this product to fill in a low spot in the attic around a newly installed bathroom fan. I was careful to close off the fan vent during "installation" of this product (rubbing two big chunks of it together until the void was filled). But it didn't matter - this insulation is so "dusty" that it worked its way into the tiny openings in the fan enclosure. You should have seen it coming out of the bathroom fan vent when I turned it on; it looked like an old fashioned train with smoke coming out of the chimney! I suppose it will eventually "calm down." I'm glad I got to try out a single bag because I'm planning on adding additional insulation to my attic in the future. While I like the idea of using recycled materials, I won't be buying any more of this product. It's just too dusty. I'll stick with the fiberglass type.
March 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nenaandjim A dusty but easy way to save a lot of money.
Bought 10 bales, 4 for me, 6 for my son's house. Needed a little touch up coverage in both houses. Didn't get the blower machine as we were going to be a couple of days getting around to blowing it all in. Instead, I made a blower from a leaf vacuum and it worked perfectly. I would not go this route for a whole attic installation but for a room or two, it worked fine. DON'T FORGET THE MASK AND GOOGLES AND EARPLUG PACKAGE.
July 20, 2013