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CylonRed
Premium,MVM
join:2000-07-06
Bloom County
reply to averagedude

Re: House being reshingled...

Very difficult to even know where you can step without going thru the ceiling due to the craptastic cellulose and then the haphazard batts that were put down on some of the cellulose.

The wire is from the sat install. The top part of the air handler is closest in the pic and it is a mess of duct tape and piled insulation.
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Brian

"It drops into your stomach like a Abrams's tank.... driven by Rosanne Barr..." A. Bourdain



hitachi369
Embrace Your Rights
Premium
join:2001-10-03
Grand Rapids, MI
kudos:4

Anytime I've needed to venture into the catacombs known as my attic I've just used two boards. Climb on one move the other forward repeat. It is an awful experience.



CylonRed
Premium,MVM
join:2000-07-06
Bloom County

Provided you can see where yo put them. Maybe the time to clean out the attic of all fo the crap while cleaning it up. Sucks the light won't be as good though....
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Brian

"It drops into your stomach like a Abrams's tank.... driven by Rosanne Barr..." A. Bourdain



alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
reply to hitachi369

said by hitachi369:

Anytime I've needed to venture into the catacombs known as my attic I've just used two boards. Climb on one move the other forward repeat. It is an awful experience.

Yeah, but good luck getting any decently large boards through the access hatch.

My hatch is no more than 2 feet wide.

But I agree that it's an aweful experience.
I insulated my attic over a 2 months period because I HATED going up there. I'd go 2 hours every other weekend.

averagedude

join:2002-01-30
San Diego, CA
Reviews:
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said by alkizmo:

said by hitachi369:

Anytime I've needed to venture into the catacombs known as my attic I've just used two boards. Climb on one move the other forward repeat. It is an awful experience.

Yeah, but good luck getting any decently large boards through the access hatch.

My hatch is no more than 2 feet wide.

But I agree that it's an aweful experience.
I insulated my attic over a 2 months period because I HATED going up there. I'd go 2 hours every other weekend.

What I did on my previous house was to install "plywood stepping stones" in the attic. I took the stepping stone approach because numerous electrical boxes and W bracing didn't allow a direct access or long boards to be installed.

I went to Home Depot and had them cut down a 3/4"x4'x8' sheet of ply wood in to 24"x24" pieces. The 24"x24 boards match my rafter spacing. I nailed the boards down so they didn't move. It was not pretty, but it was safer.


alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1

said by averagedude:

I went to Home Depot and had them cut down a 3/4"x4'x8' sheet of ply wood in to 24"x24" pieces. The 24"x24 boards match my rafter spacing. I nailed the boards down so they didn't move. It was not pretty, but it was safer.

No can do.

I have about 15" of insulation, the joists are only 2x4 (or 2x6, i forget).