Model # L38A

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Owens Corning AttiCat Fiberglass Expanding Blown-in Insulation System
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Owens Corning

AttiCat Fiberglass Expanding Blown-in Insulation System

  • Quick and easy to install, typical jobs take less than four hours
  • Free 24 hour machine rental with the purchase of 10 bags
  • Save up to 20% on cooling & heat bills; covers up to 109 sq. ft.
$33.98 / each
If you buy 30 or more
$23.79 / each
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Product Overview

Choosing The Right Insulation

Faced Insulation

Faced

Face insulation uses kraft paper vapor barrier to control moisture transmission between 
walls and floors 

*Check your local building code for requirements
Unfaced Insulation

Unfaced

Unfaced insulation does not have a vapor barrier; used over existing insulation in the attic, or where moisture control is not needed

Rolls Insulation

Rolls

Continuous rolls are easy to transport and can be cut to length; great for large areas

Batts Insulation

Batts

Come in pre-cut lengths for faster installation and each package contains more square feet than rolls; ideal for framed cavities

Blow-In Insulation

Blow-In Insulation

Installed using blowing machines, best for adding additional insulation in attic

Regional R-Values

Regional R-Values Map

The Department of Energy recommends different insulation
levels based on regional climate zones to increase energy efficiency

Map key with insulation type based on region
  • Quick and easy to install, typical jobs take less than four hours
  • Free 24 hour machine rental with the purchase of 10 bags
  • Save up to 20% on cooling & heat bills; covers up to 109 sq. ft.
The attic is 1 of the easiest places to add insulation to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. AttiCat Expanding Blown-In Insulation is designed for your attic insulation project in new or existing homes.The specially designed AttiCat machine conditions the insulation by adding millions of tiny air pockets that give the material its insulating power and energy-saving R-value over time. Blowing the insulation should take less than 1.5 hours and the whole job can be completed in less than 4 hours based on a 1,000 sq. ft. attic at R-30.
  • 1-bag coverage: R19 = 109.5 sq. ft. / R30 = 68.5 sq. ft. / R49 = 39.5 sq. ft.
  • AttiCat insulation maintains R-value over time and provides temperature and sound control
  • Self-feeding system provides complete coverage, even around pipes, wires and outlets
  • No mess, the insulation releases and expands completely inside machine
  • Minimum 50% certified total recycled content
  • Provides easy clean-up because machine does the work for you

Product Overview

  • Quick and easy to install, typical jobs take less than four hours
  • Free 24 hour machine rental with the purchase of 10 bags
  • Save up to 20% on cooling & heat bills; covers up to 109 sq. ft.
Model #: L38A
Sku #: 980518
Internet #: 100541755

The attic is 1 of the easiest places to add insulation to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. AttiCat Expanding Blown-In Insulation is designed for your attic insulation project in new or existing homes.The specially designed AttiCat machine conditions the insulation by adding millions of tiny air pockets that give the material its insulating power and energy-saving R-value over time. Blowing the insulation should take less than 1.5 hours and the whole job can be completed in less than 4 hours based on a 1,000 sq. ft. attic at R-30.

  • 1-bag coverage: R19 = 109.5 sq. ft. / R30 = 68.5 sq. ft. / R49 = 39.5 sq. ft.
  • AttiCat insulation maintains R-value over time and provides temperature and sound control
  • Self-feeding system provides complete coverage, even around pipes, wires and outlets
  • No mess, the insulation releases and expands completely inside machine
  • Minimum 50% certified total recycled content
  • Provides easy clean-up because machine does the work for you

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
37
Product Height (in.)
8.75
Product Width (in.)
18.5

Details

Insulation Application Type
Attics
Insulation R-Value
49
Insulation Type
Fiberglass
Material
Fiberglass
Weight Per Cu. Ft. (lbs)
8.13

Warranty / Certifications

Warranty Information
N/A

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
37
Product Height (in.)
8.75
Product Width (in.)
18.5

Details

Insulation Application Type
Attics
Insulation R-Value
49
Insulation Type
Fiberglass
Material
Fiberglass
Weight Per Cu. Ft. (lbs)
8.13

Warranty / Certifications

Warranty Information
N/A

Questions & Answers

Since the product R-Value is measured by height where can I find Insulation Depth Markers?

I cannot find these on the Home Depot website. They seem critical for applying the product correctly.
Asked by: Todd
They are free at the Home Depot where you pick up the AttiCat insulation. I got a dozen of them and just stapled mine on the roofing framework and all around the attic and then left them.
Answered by: MaineDad
Date published: 2017-09-11

Do they give you the machine to blow the insulation with??????

Asked by: Joe
The machine is free with the purchase of 10 bales of fiberglass insulation, there is a 250.refundable deposit that is paid at the time of the rental. The atticat machine is available on a first come first served basis. Click on the tool rental icon ,on the main hd.com page or call the tool rental department in the store where you plan on picking up your product order,to get real time availabilities and pricing on the atticat and other rental tools.
Answered by: gary
Date published: 2017-05-01

will the machine that blows the insulation in also suck out the insulation?

Asked by: ineedahelp
Yes. All fans that blow on one side, will suck in on the other side.
Answered by: flyboy
Date published: 2017-10-07

Will the machine fit into a Expedition if broken down?

Asked by: Elijah426
Probably so... but why would you want to put it in a broken down Expedition? Shouldn't you get it fixed first?
Answered by: oldtimer
Date published: 2017-09-09
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Customer Reviews

AttiCat Fiberglass Expanding Blown-in Insulation System is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 221.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blew it in the the walls of my house. It is a two person job but completed in less then a couple ... Blew it in the the walls of my house. It is a two person job but completed in less then a couple of hours including clean up. The patching was the hardest/longest part. Used a 3" hole saw to make the holes and reused the 3" pucks to patch the holes. The sun would pound on the west side of my house and the rooms would be 10 degrees hotter than the rest of the house. The walls were hot to the touch. This has completely solved this problem. Take a weekend and get it done.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The blower system is good but not great. As you can see in most of the reviews, the remote would ... The blower system is good but not great. As you can see in most of the reviews, the remote would be a great feature, if it worked. I attempted to rent a blower with the remote from my local HD and asked them to check the remote for working before I took it. Naturally, it didn't. I went to the next nearest HD and they had an Atticat with a new hose and remote. We checked that the remote worked by plugging in the blower and turning it on and off with the remote while standing next to the machine. (big mistake). After getting home and setting everything up to start "shooting", I noticed if the remote was more than 15 feet away from the machine, it wouldn't work! Two features need to added to this system to make it a 5 star system. 1. The remote should be "hardwired" to the blower so it works. 2. Added to the remote, there should be a speed control where you could turn down the force of the air coming out of the hose. As many others have stated, when you get to a corner or close to any walled area, the insulation blows back and goes everywhere except where you want it. If you could select I.E. Low, Med, High, or just Low, and Hi. to eliminate the "blow-back" the system would be perfect.
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy as 1-2-3 I worked the machine and my son worked the spray. Watched video which is helpful and set it up in a few minutes. Took much less than we thought but sprayed in about 15" Some suggestions: Clean the bag slitting blade each time to get a clean cut on plastic, pull the plastic off from top and push insulation stack into machine at bottom, have a signal to stop machine like shaking hose since you will not be able to hear each other. Most units not equipped with a remote. Took us just a couple of hours to spray attic over 1200sf of bedrooms and 600sf garage. Set up and all. Great service at store in Temple Texas.
Date published: 2017-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install and already using less kWh per my... Easy to install and already using less kWh per my electric bill
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasure to work with!... Pleasure to work with!
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One man team, 5 hours, 22 bags My a/c use to run a lot during the day and when I started the afternoon/evening cool down (2degrees every hour starting at 5pm going from 80 to 70), it wouldn't turn off until at least 10pm on a good day. Now my a/c doesn't run at all during the day and doesn't need to kick on until the 3rd 2degree cool down interval. Never gets above 75degrees inside now. 1650 Sq ft to cover, just myself on this lil task and got it done including clean up and load up in just over 4 hours. At least 2 hours of that was fighting a jam with the machine, and troubleshooting a self created problem where I ended up shorting out the transformer in my evaporator unit and the base plate on my nest thermostat by stepping on the low voltage wire running from the evaporator to the condenser. The jam was quite annoying. Because I was working by myself, and the home Depot "model emoloyee" lied to me and told me, "Yeah, the remote is connected to the end of the hose."couldn't call them cause i was doing my install at night so i wouldn't have to be working in an oven. put the machine as close to the attic stairs (beginning of hallway) as possible. Prior to starting I hung up several nylon a/c duct straps throughout the attic on rafters and braces to feed the hose through. This allowed me have the hose pointed where I wanted it when I turned it on and you could maneuver and point the hose from the top of the stairs if you didn't want to go all the way to the back of the attic if you didn't want to. That took about 30 minutes to setup effectively, but was well worth it in time. about 4 bags into the mission, I flip the switch and here a loud out of place noise, but continued to hear the machine run fine, so i didnt look back and made my way to the back of the attic. And nothing was coming out the hose, but machine was running without any issue. So i blurted out exactly what you are thinking now and started hauling button back down. The hose ripped off at the base and I was insulating my hallway. Many attempts later and some choice words I realized that wasn't a manual throttle control on the machine's output connector. It was the out of place noise. I never did figure out where that part came from. Machine ran fine after removing it. Nothing else in that machine was the same color, and nothing else I saw was missing anything. ...and I all but had that machine completely disassembled.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The insulation itself seems to be a very good product. The Attic Cat Go machine leaves a lot to b... The insulation itself seems to be a very good product. The Attic Cat Go machine leaves a lot to be desired. I spent about 5 hours blowing 10 units of this insulation into my attic. The remote control on the end of the hose did not work which is used to remotely turn the machine off and on. The instructions for inserting the insulation into the machine did not work for me. The instructions call for cutting around the bag on the dotted line then inserting half into the machine. There is a cutting blade on the left side that is supposed to cut the bag open as you push the half-bag into the blower and then you can remove the plastic. The blade did not cut the plastic at all because it was very dull. I ended up cutting the plastic with a knife as I inserted the first one. That worked pretty good but was time consuming. After the machine chewed through the first half of the first bag, I added the second half which it chewed on for about 2 minutes and then quit because the expanding block expanded sideways preventing it from dropping down into the counter-rotating fluffers. After several trips up and down a flight of stairs between the first and second floor and then attic ladder upstairs, I realized that half a bag was going to be a problem. After an hour of trial and error, and many many trips up and down the stairs and attic ladder I learned that 1/4 of the bag was probably the limit while running everything by myself. So... blowing 10 bags by myself, 1/4 bag at a time, cut the bag, load the machine, go up the stairs, go up the ladder, no remote to turn it off and on as designed, back down the ladder back down the stairs, load another 1/4 bag, back up the stairs, back up the ladder, blow in another 1/4 bag. Sometimes the 1/4 bag of insulation would get stuck in the top, but sometimes would vibrate down and sometimes would not. It's September here in Central Alabama and although much cooler than normal, it still gets pretty hot in the attic during the afternoon. After 5 hours, over 40 trips up the stairs, over 40 trips up the attic ladder, over 40 attempts of blowing insulation into the attic, over 40 trips back down the ladder, over 40 trips back down the stairs to load another 1/4 pack, I was thoroughly exhausted. This is probably the most physically challenging things I've ever done... admittedly, I'm middle aged, but I'm not in bad shape by any means. All I can say is that you will need LOTS of Powerade, you will need to take breaks to let your heart rate to come back down, you really need to have someone dedicated to running the hose AND someone dedicated to loading the machine - this will save you half your time. If you want to lose a lot of weight quickly, then this is the do it yourself job for you... also, do this in Winter if you can wait until then. I will say that the air conditioning started working better almost immediately though, oh, and don't forgot to change the filter to the air conditioning right after blowing insulation - there was a coat of this stuff all over the filter for my upstairs unit.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AttiCat insulation is awesome. The blower expands it so much.... AttiCat insulation is awesome. The blower expands it so much. And having the the Remote for the blower was truly a life saver. I recommend it to everyone. Bulk purchase made it a way better deal than even buying the cheap blow in insulation bulk because it expands so much.
Date published: 2017-05-09
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