Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 112
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by fleacat11 installed June 7
Great product. One other person and myself installed 50 bags in about 3 1/2 hours. Immediately noticed a difference. It was in the 80's that day. I used to stand up or stretch and feel the heat emenating through my attic to the ceiling. Not anymore. Awesome. I live south of "da burgh" so let's see how it does this winter. The down sides are, dusty, messy, hard to see in a dark attic. Wear wrap around eye protection. Have a very strong light. Put the machine somewhere you can clean easily or cover everything within a 6 foot area of it. I used a paper mask but I will use a respirator if I use this product again. Prepare and plan this job well so when it comes time to install you can spend less time in the attic.
June 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by dss2279 almost did not use this product
I started to not purchase the green fiber because of some bad revues I had read . i am so glad that I went ahead and used this product . the machine was so easy to use and it shot the insulation out about 6 feet so no problems getting to where I needed it to go. I used 2 people in the attic ,switching off every few bags and 2 people feeding the mach, it only took about 1 hour and 15 minutes to blow 20 bags. I have been putting this job off for a few weeks and am so glad I went ahead and got it done.i will use this again if I ever need to insulate again and will recommend it to anyone that ask me about it
June 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by QueenAnneVictorian First time user
This was our first attempt to use a blow in insulation product. We used it in attic spaces and in non-insulated exterior walls. It was super easy to use. My wife kept the hopper full and I spread the material. The machine that was free to rent, with our minimum purchase ($250 refunded deposit w/ return of the equipment). Wear a good quality mask for yourself and the hopper operator. Discuss the on/off signal ahead of time. It is a loud machine and communication was difficult, especially when I was in the attic space. It was messy and dusty. Duct tape the hoses at every connection. Good value for the money, No itching as advertised. Noticeable difference in the wall temp, it is below freezing outside and it use to feel that way inside. Not any more :)
January 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MilkMan Great product
Drill 1 1/2" holes in outside walls all around and blew in insulation and the entire house was insulated in under 4 hours. Close the gate as far as it goes and then open it a couple of inches and that is all. Watch the gate from time to time sometimes they vibrate open and if open to far will clog the hose and then I would be very upset. It takes time but works like a champ and packs that stuff in the walls. Duct tape the hose to the machine and tape at all junctions and then I taped a funnel onto the end cut off to easily fit into the hole. Also take some twine and tie the hose onto the machine. I held the hose and filled the walls and my wife cut the bales in half with a serrated knife and fed them into the machine via a 20 gallon bin. Whenever a section of wall was full I would holler stop and she would immediately shut it off. I would move to a new hole and holler ok. This stuff made an immediate difference in how hot the house was. Very Very happy with this product and how well it went in the walls. Wear safety glasses and wear hearing protection.
August 21, 2014