Installing Loose-fill Attic Insulation

Installing Loose-fill Attic Insulation

Ensure comfort and optimum air quality in your home by installing loose-fill insulation. It is the easiest way to insulate your home, especially with the AttiCat® System. Place your system outside and run your hose to the area you wish to insulate. Have a helper assist in refilling as you work to fill the attic.

Skill Level: Beginner
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  1. Step 1 Install Eaves Baffles and Rigid Barrier

    Install Eaves Baffles and Rigid Barrier

    Install metal baffling around heat sources such as flues/metal chimneys to keep insulation at least 3 inches away from heat sources.

  2. Step 2 Install Rulers

    Install Rulers

    Using a staple gun, install AttiCat® rulers on joists, roof trusses or vertical framing to determine how much insulation you need to add. Install one every 300 ft2/28 m2 so they are clearly visible.

  3. Step 3 Assemble Machine and Run Hose to Attic

    Assemble Machine and Run Hose to Attic

    Simply begin by assembling the machine and plugging it into an electrical outlet. Connect one end of the hose to the machine and take the other end of the hose to your attic.

  4. Step 4 Cut Bags in Half

    Cut Bags in Half

    Using a knife, cut bag of insulation along cut line. Break package in half; the machine's feeder is specifically designed to accommodate a half-bag of AttiCat® PINK™ FIBERGLAS™ Blown-in Insulation.

  5. Step 5 Push Half Bag Into Machine

    Push Half Bag Into Machine

    Hold the half-bag by end flaps and insert cut end into machine. Push half-bag completely into feeder until it stops. The built-in Autocutter will cut plastic packaging, thereby releasing insulation into the machine.

  6. Step 6 Remove Packaging

    Remove Packaging

    Packaging may clog machine and should be removed immediately once fibreglass is released into feeder. Do not attempt to forcefully push or hand-feed loose insulation down into the machine.

  7. Step 7 Push Remote "Start" Button to Start Machine

    Push Remote "Start" Button to Start Machine

    Push the START button on the remote to begin flow of insulation. There will be a slight delay from the time the blower starts and the time the agitators begin rotating. To stop the flow of insulation at any time, press the STOP button on the remote, which will stop the AttiCat® machine.

  8. Step 8 Blow Insulation to Desired Depth

    Blow Insulation to Desired Depth

    Direct the hose toward the eaves and begin by blowing insulation at the point furthest from the attic opening. Insulation should flow out of the hose and fall onto the surface 8 to 10 feet away. As each attic section is filled, move slowly backward toward the attic opening. Repeat this process until attic is fully insulated. Ensure eaves vents and heat-generating fixtures are not covered with insulation. When you're close to the attic opening, use gloved hands to deflect the insulation downward.

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