This is a very loaded question.
I am installing a bathroom fan that was previous vented directly into the attic. The insulation around the fan is probably ruined, and will probably make me sick if I mess around with it without my respirator. I am not concerned with that at the moment.
I live in a 1950's ranch, in Cleveland, Ohio. We are in the middle of a pretty cold winter. My current project is the bathroom, which is now torn down to the studs. While I have the walls ripped out, I was going to run a new electrical line to the bathroom. So, the scope of the project is to run new wire to the fan, and vent the fan to the outside. But I have all this insulation in the way, and all the electrical is run underneath the insulation. Can I trash the insulation and temporarily run batts over the bathroom, until we get out of the winter and I am able to fix the problem? Also, the fan is much larger than the original.
If this is the way to go, what is the best way to trash the insulation? I was thinking about a trash can underneath the hole for the fan and push it out from up top. I also believe there are mice.
The insulation looks like a neon yellow fiberglass insulation. Could I potentially be dealing with asbestos?
Would anyone actually call in the removal team in the middle of winter to get rid of the insulation now, instead of making the patch?