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  1. Old Whaler liked jjlrrw's post in the thread Wall insulation for a 1926 house?.

    Our first house was also an old farm house, outside walls had no insulation the previous owners just put on new siding and the interior...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM
  2. Old Whaler liked december1979's post in the thread Wall insulation for a 1926 house?.

    Most likely the house is balloon framed and you can blow insulation down the entire stud cavity from the attic. Make sure you insulate...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 6:30 PM
  3. Old Whaler replied to the thread Wall insulation for a 1926 house?.

    Thanks for the warning. Yes, I've read that, but I also read that there's now an asbestos free version-- but that was in a remodeler's...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 1:45 PM
  4. Old Whaler liked MossyHorns's post in the thread Wall insulation for a 1926 house?.

    FYI! Zonolite usually contains asbestos and isn't available for that reason.

    Oct 27, 2020 at 1:36 PM
  5. Old Whaler replied to the thread Wall insulation for a 1926 house?.

    Anyone ever use Perlite or Zonolite?

    Oct 27, 2020 at 1:22 PM
  6. Old Whaler liked micooner's post in the thread Wall insulation for a 1926 house?.

    If he's keeping the plaster lath walls rent the blower machine loose insulation. Drill a hole top middle and bottom between studs and...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 1:21 PM
  7. Old Whaler liked grapestomper's post in the thread Wall insulation for a 1926 house?.

    I just redid a jewelry store and that had that framing and we blew in recycled blue jean material as the insulation. It worked well.

    Oct 26, 2020 at 5:07 PM
  8. Old Whaler liked Shoeman's post in the thread Tracking Michigan Covid-19 Data.

    This thread is not your about synopsis! Keep that in mind when posting!

    Oct 26, 2020 at 3:28 PM
  9. Old Whaler liked piketroller's post in the thread Tracking Michigan Covid-19 Data.

    If you have credible information about the virus originating in a Canadian lab and being smuggled into Wuhan, or about it not being able...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 3:28 PM
  10. Old Whaler replied to the thread Wall insulation for a 1926 house?.

    The siding is in pretty good shape, so we need an option that leaves that as is for now. I've done some research and I guess we have to...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 3:25 PM
  11. Old Whaler liked grapestomper's post in the thread Wall insulation for a 1926 house?.

    If he is going to reside you can add board insulation on the outside.

    Oct 26, 2020 at 3:23 PM
  12. Old Whaler posted a new thread.

    Wall insulation for a 1926 house?

    My son bought a house this year and it needs insul in the walls. Aluminum siding outside, plaster & lath inside. I looked for existing...

    Forum: Michigan Homesteading and Home Improvement

    Oct 26, 2020 at 1:29 PM
  13. Old Whaler attached a file to the thread Need cover for fire pit.

    First fire this evening. Worked great. Pretty hungry, actually. Burns hot enough to incinerate damp, pulpy poplar. Fortunately I...

    Pit 12 24.jpg Pit 2.jpg Oct 24, 2020 at 8:03 PM