There is no lack of insulating materials and methods available for the contractor today. The fiberglass and cellulose industries have varied techniques. For this reason, to remain competitive, you need to be equipped with a machine that is versatile enough to grow with you into the future.
We have discussed in other articles how to install wall spray cellulose and dense pack fiberglass. Another popular option that does not require the amount of expense and labor associated with wall spray cellulose (not to mention a cleaner install) is the Blow In Blanket® Systems (BIBS).
BIBS® overcomes liabilities of traditional fiberglass batt insulation. With over 30 years of experience in the insulation field, we know that even with the best installations of fiberglass batt, voids and compression of the material are unavoidable. The BIBS® system allows the installer, contractor and homeowner to visually see that each and every cavity is filled.
We do not represent BIBS® and we do not train in the BIBS® method. We are enthusiastic about their system and offer machines and hose packages that are perfect for the BIBS® installer.
The Cool Machine brand is a perfect fit for the BIBS® contractor. Here’s why:
Perfectly conditioned fiberglass
A problem among many insulation machines is poorly conditioned fiberglass. Fiberglass comes bundled in a very tight bale and requires tough shredding capabilities. With the Cool Machine, gone are the bridging voids and fiberglass softballs. Our shredding auger system delivers a smooth, reliable spray.
- Auger: Forces the fiberglass material into the airlock chamber. We do not rely on gravity to feed the machine. The auger grabs the material and directs it to the airlock.
- High Speed Shredder: The shredder component at the end of the auger has small, knife-like projections that give a final condition to the material before it enters the airlock chamber.
- Finger Rakes: Fiberglass installers know that blown fiberglass material likes to wrap around the arms and clump up. We have finger rakes installed to continuously clear the clingy fiberglass from the shredder.
BIBS® requires that a minimum of 150’ of hose is used to further condition the material. All of our machines are capable of that standard without any additional modifications.
Exact PSI requirements
No matter the length of hose and hose reductions you add to your machine, you can quickly measure the exact PSI which is maintained for the duration of your project. Our machines are equipped with a pressure gauge which is easily viewed while increasing and decreasing the blower speed. This will prevent blowouts and low density issues.
Measurable airlock slide
Our airlock slides are measured in one inch increments. The smaller machines (CM700 and CM1500) have a manual slide. Each hole in the slide is one inch and you are able to remember the best setting for material feed from job-to-job. The CM2400 and CM3500 have a handle screw with a ruler measuring bar in plain sight.
Hoppers are difficult to clear. Knives will be dropped and plastic wrapping from the fiberglass pack is bound to fall into the machine. You do not have to have to climb over the machine and find a person with long arms to clear our machines. Our hoppers are easily removable. With four quick-release bolts, you are able to quickly clear the augers of foreign objects.
Even today’s new cottony-feel blown fiberglass is abrasive. Over time, metal parts will wear. We use heavy-gauge steel and powder-coat the steel to provide years of service.
As you can see, the Cool Machine brand is a perfect insulation machine for the BIBS® contractor.