Preventing insulation spill-over into soffit?
Q1) When installing eave chutes (aka ventilation baffles) is it still standard practice to tuck unfaced fiberglass between the rafters (in the rafter bays without chutes) at the perimeter to prevent insulation from spilling over into the soffit? Is there a better alternative?
Q2) I’m planning on adding cellulose to the attic – what’s the best material for keeping the cellulose away from the brick chimney? The chimney doesn’t get very warm – it’s only used as a raceway for the B-vent on the gas water heater. However, I imagine code officials still want an approved material next to the chimney in case some future owner vents a furnace through it in the future. (The current 90%+ furnace vents via plastic.)
Posted Sun, 11/28/2010 - 22:16
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