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Posted 11/13/2012 00:34 (#2694313 - in reply to #2694266)
Subject: Re: Insulating an old house

Our 100+ yr old old farm house had the bold loose insulation from the 30/40s era. , because of fire blocks at random heights in the walls, In 2000 hail severely damaged our aluminum siding. After we removed it we drilled one " holes every 16" starting at the top of the walls & then every 3' down and blew in new insulation. Can't remember how many bags we used but it was a bunch. Then we used 1" blue wrap & then 1/4" wrap over that before putting n new steel siding. WE also have insulated windows with storms over them and stuffed insulation around all the windows. Also put 24" of insulation in the rafters. This summer we had closed cell foam insulation blown on the foundation inter walls. Still have a few air leaks but it's much better than it was.
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