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Wet insulation

Posted by Fred on January 26th, 1998 06:43 PM
In reply to Blow-in insulation and moisture by Bruce M on January 19th, 1998 03:58 PM [Go to top of thread]

Dear Bruce,

Most likely, the program you saw had an element of simulation. I've never
seen cellulose that wet. It would surely blow out the wall long before
the paint peeled.

But the important lesson to learn is that nasty sources of water vapor
and pressure should be fixed before insulating. One common problem
that could lead to paint failures is a furnace fitted with leaky ducts
and a central humidifier. This really blows a lot of water into the
framing. Insulation in these extreme examples is not much of a factor.

Cordially, Fred

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