advice on repairing damaged duct insulation

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  1. Nov 14, 2008 #1

    txthang21

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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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  2. Nov 14, 2008 #2

    kok328

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    Most things are just a matter of doing it.
    Your skill and knowledge determines the level of difficutly.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2008 #3

    glennjanie

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    Welcome TXThang:
    You can completely replace flex duct easier than you can re-insulate it, once you determine the size.
    Glenn
     
  4. Nov 16, 2008 #4

    Hube

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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.:rolleyes:
     

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