Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation

When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a small hole through the ceiling.

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When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a small hole through the ceiling. Then wrap a piece of tape around the end of a coat hanger and poke it through the hole and attic insulation. You’ll be able to spot the flag in the attic in an instant—no more getting covered in insulation while you search for the hole. — Christopher Albanes

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