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Low voltage lets you get away with all sorts of things ;^) Why? - Because they won't burn your house down. Any sort of (non-conductive) tape is fine - use what you have, without misinterpreting that in silly ways if you happen to have a roll of aluminum foil tape... Duct .vs. gorilla is pretty much "gray or black" in this case - does not matter. Clear ...


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As @JACK points out, do yourself a favour and wear a mask. Small particles of the insulation along with dust can be flying around and that will get worse whilst moving about in the loft/attic space. When wearing a mask you will be surprised how much is stuck to the filter or mask itself after a short while and that will be in your lungs and throat without ...


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Generally, it's safe to be in an attic with fiberglass insulation without a mask. Is it a good idea? No. It can get into your lungs and cause the coughing you're experiencing and can also irritate your throat. the coughing you're experiencing is probably a combination of the fiberglass and the dust that settles from the venting of the attic. Do yourself a ...


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You could hire a structural engineer to access. However, you do have the 'test of time' test, they've been there and are working. However, they also appear to be lightly loaded. Those shelves appear to be very strong and likely properly installed or they would have failed already, or show signs of failing. You're right be concerned about the wall studs, ...


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