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Insulation in Balloon Frame House

I have a house built in 1900. I believe it's a balloon framed house but there are no open stud bays in the basement as the wall is built on the floor plate. Once I'm through the floor plate I can go…Continue

Started Dec 4, 2018

 

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Insulation in Balloon Frame House

I have a house built in 1900. I believe it's a balloon framed house but there are no open stud bays in the basement as the wall is built on the floor plate. Once I'm through the floor plate I can go right to the second story unimpeded (and I suspect all the way to the attic but from what I can tell there is a top plate up there also).The interior is lath and plaster and the exterior is diagonal plank sheathing under the original wood plank siding, at some point in the past 30 years this was…See More
Dec 4, 2018

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Enjoy DIY but don't have much time
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Love the character of our old house, would like to restore as much as possible but have to be sensible and on budget :(

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