Blown in insulation

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Old 11-14-16, 03:49 PM
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Blown in insulation

Greetings, has anyone come up with a creative way to prevent blown in insulation from cascading out of a hole when cutting in ceiling boxes or recessed cans when there is no real access above.
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Old 11-14-16, 04:15 PM
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Know those plastic bases you can set a planter in so the water does run out onto the floor or deck.
Just add one to your hole saw.
What are you going to use to cut the holes?
The best way I've seen is with a ceramic grit hole saw made just the right size for the cans.
Lowe's and HD both have them in both the lighting and wiring tool area.
Better be using air tight and I/C cans.
 
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Old 11-14-16, 05:33 PM
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Just a regular hole saw,only a couple of holes.
 
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Old 11-14-16, 09:12 PM
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I finish the hole slowly and then try and push the insulation off to the side.
 
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Old 11-15-16, 08:54 AM
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Same as pcboss, just finish the cut slowly. I hold up a bucket to catch the first of it, then push the rest back. If you're careful it will mostly stay in place, but cellulose is always a dusty mess, it's just a question of how much of a mess.
 
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Old 11-15-16, 09:11 AM
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No specifics "how tos" to add, but I'd strongly suggest wearing eye protection and dust mask.
 
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