loose insulation

loose-fill insulation

Thermal insulation in the form of granules, nodules, fibers, powder, flakes, or shreds; may be hand-packed, pneumatically placed, or poured into cavities or over supporting membranes. Also see granular-fill insulation.
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Easy, blow loose insulation over the top of them; use blown fiberglass or blown cellulose.
CUTLINE: (1) Michael Plasski, a home energy auditor for MassSAVE, finds loose insulation in the half basement of the Clapp family's Paxton home where he was conducting an energy audit.
Pieces of loose insulation floated through the air while fans scrambled for cover and the players escaped to the safety of their locker rooms.
Huge drywall slabs pummeled me and loose insulation swirled all around my dazed head and into my coffee cup.
Tests revealed that the shuttle had been doomed since liftoff, when a piece of loose insulation punctured a hole in its left wing (163: 308; 164: 21).
Reclaimed plastics may be made into noodles for special applications or loose insulation materials may be produced.
The best way to clean them is with blasts of compressed air to blow away dust, dirt and any loose insulation that may have fallen into the soffit area (see photo below).
Although the board concluded that loose insulation foam caused the demise of the Columbia shuttle and its seven-member crew last February, the panel also pointed a finger at what it regarded as NASA'S culture of complacency.