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txthang21 11-14-2008 08:12 AM

advice on repairing damaged duct insulation
 
I am buying a house (first one) and the inspector took a picture of about 18 inches of flexible duct work in the attic which is missing its insulation. Our go-to repair guys (I work at a real estate office) looked at the picture and gave me a bid for $1800 to repair it. That seems outrageous to me. My question is, how difficult would it be for me to crawl up there and repair it myself? I assume that I can get to it since the inspector could.
Thanks.

kok328 11-14-2008 08:31 AM

Most things are just a matter of doing it.
Your skill and knowledge determines the level of difficutly.

glennjanie 11-14-2008 01:01 PM

Welcome TXThang:
You can completely replace flex duct easier than you can re-insulate it, once you determine the size.
Glenn

Hube 11-16-2008 07:42 AM

You could also wrap it with a piece of 2" thick blanket insulation in probably less time it takes to remove the flex.:rolleyes:


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