Oregon Shepherd Loose Sheep’s Wool Insulation – 7×8 R21 Wall-in-a-Box
Oregon Shepherd’s made-in-the-USA 25-pound loose sheep’s wool insulation wall-in-a-box may be blown in, or placed by hand.
Each box includes enough wool to insulate a 7×8 wall at R21, and includes netting to hold the wool in place.
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If placing by hand:
- You may want to order a little extra, as it is trickier to get the proper density
- Your wool arrives in a box packed to about 6 times the installation density, so each cubic foot of packed wool will need to be ‘fluffed’ to about six cubic feet.
- One trick is to put portions of the wool in a large plastic bag and using a shop-vac on reverse, insert the nozzle into the bag and fluff the wool.
When blowing in loose sheep wool:
- You can expect a 10 foot projection of the material from the end of the hose.
- There is not much that you have to do differently for sheep wool versus fiberglass/cellulose:
- Sheep Wool is more dense than fiberglass and cellulose.
- Don’t run your airlock wide-open. Keep it about 2/3rds open.
- Run your air wide open.
- Don’t attempt to dense pack with any hose diameter smaller than 2″.
- The folks at InsulationMachines.net recommend the CM2400 for sheep wool.
- However, John mentioned that they prefer the FibreForce blower by Intec for the best application.
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