Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 104
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 5 out of 5Â by TimBob VERY EASY TO USE!!
Simple and easy, would rec. to anyone wanting to add insulation to attic. It is a 2 person job, one loading shooting. I did duct tape a broom handle to hose to make it easier to get into corners and smaller spaces. It is very dusty, both users will need to use a dust mask, And I'd rec. goggles
December 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Lukeny The product was good, BUT .....
Using Recycled newspaper as insulation is a great idea. A very green way to save energy costs and help reduce landfill waste. BUT we got the "free" blower from Home Depot for buying more than 20 bags. And as the story goes,you get what you pay for. The blower could barely push the insulation to the attic (only single floor). We were putting insulation under a finished attic floor so we removed boards under the center section as well as under the section that had cross bracing. The H. D. blower had great difficulty in filling the sections under the ceiling joists. The next day we got another blower from a rental company and what a difference! What took us 6 hours on one day was done in 2 the next. Home Depot does not or has the capability to determine if the insulation blowers are in good working order. One star for the HD blower. if it had worked we would have been done in 4 hours. buy the product here but get a decent blower from somewhere else.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BigMike how many bags for 30'x15'x6"
Well for 450 sq ft you will need 11-12 bags because each bags covers 40 sq ft if you apply it at 6 inches deep.
November 6, 2014