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I'm wondering about the best way to insulate a wood frame home built in 1893.

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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This brick veneer over wood frame home built in 1893, had a fire in one room. In demo I discovered no insulation in the exterior wall built of rough cut 2x4, 1x8 planking, air space, then brick & mortar . Concerned about ruining the brick with a vapor barrier but meeting code I'm wondering about the best way to insulate. Thanks jw




 

 

This brick veneer over wood frame home built in 1893, had a fire in one room. In demo I discovered no insulation in the exterior wall built of rough cut 2x4, 1x8 planking, air space, then brick & mortar . Concerned about ruining the brick with a vapor barrier but meeting code I'm wondering about the best way to insulate. Thanks jw

Jim,

The best time to insulate exterior walls is when renovation or demolition is required. Exposing the wall studs from the interior side of the wall to repair fire damage offers...



 

 

 
 
 

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