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Old 11-14-2008, 09:12 AM  
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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.

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Old 11-14-2008, 09:31 AM  
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Most things are just a matter of doing it.
Your skill and knowledge determines the level of difficutly.

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Welcome TXThang:
You can completely replace flex duct easier than you can re-insulate it, once you determine the size.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:42 AM  
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You could also wrap it with a piece of 2" thick blanket insulation in probably less time it takes to remove the flex.
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