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Old 02-09-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
 
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What Is The Labor Cost Of Blown In


i live in michigan and was wondering how much it would cost in labor to blow in insulation to the
1. walls
2. attic

is it based on sq. ft., my home is 1500 sq. ft. ranch
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Material cost times 2 or more seems to be the rate. Probably depends on how many guys do it in your area. Cellulose costs me $6 to $8 a bag (30 lbs.) and it takes 33 bags per thousand feet for an R30. Walls take less, but more equipment. At the same material cost, I am charging .45 a sq/ft for wall spray on 4 inch, .60 for 6 inch.

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HI Joasis

I was reading your reply to the blown in question and have some more for you. I am looking to blown in some walls already finished in a kitchen, when you said that walls take less materials but more equipment, what extra equipment besides the blower??

I am going to do this work for the first time and for my best client and I dont want to mess it up.
$.45 per sq ft. it includes patching all the holes back?? or just the blowing process ???

This lady has a window above the sink and a tiled backsplash, so it will be impossible to put holes at the bottom of the window. If I put a hole under the sink , will the celulose go up ????

Some additional advice will be appreciated.

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The extra eqipment is the wet line, pump, water tank, and wet nozzle. The walls are sprayed by wetting the cellulose at the hose end (nozzle) and it has an adhesive or glue in the product, that sets up as you fill the cavities. After you do a room, you get a scrubber, and shave the walls off flat. The glue and wet spray method seem to keep the cellulose from ever "settling" in the walls. The manufacturer I bought my machine and set up from claims 2 guys should do 1200 sq/ft of wall and hour, and this included prep and clean up. Attics are quick....
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It'll be safe if you figure 85 cents a foot for R44 in flat attics.

We are around 70 cents a foot in 2x6 walls.

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Can anyone point me towards a manufacturer or supplier of the wet spray equipment? TIA

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