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Day Off for Insulation (by LordZen [MA]) Dec 6, 2018 9:01 AM
       Day Off for Insulation (by Hoosier [IN]) Dec 6, 2018 12:37 PM
       Day Off for Insulation (by AllyM [NJ]) Dec 6, 2018 5:25 PM
       Day Off for Insulation (by hollis [M]) Dec 7, 2018 3:45 AM
       Day Off for Insulation (by LordZen [MA]) Dec 7, 2018 5:38 PM
       Day Off for Insulation (by Cjo’h [CT]) Dec 7, 2018 5:56 PM
       Day Off for Insulation (by LordZen [MA]) Dec 7, 2018 6:36 PM
       Day Off for Insulation (by Steve [MA]) Dec 8, 2018 3:07 AM
       Day Off for Insulation (by LordZen [MA]) Dec 8, 2018 5:57 AM
       Day Off for Insulation (by Steve [MA]) Dec 8, 2018 12:53 PM

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Day Off for Insulation (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2018 9:01 AM
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Took the day off to be here during the Insulation work (they going to insulate the whole house)... YAY!!!

Lot's of holes around the house, lot work, but neccesary.

Today is going to be "very funny". --73.159.xxx.xxx




Day Off for Insulation (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2018 12:37 PM
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Insulating the attic? Walls? Both?

I've done attics myself several times...pretty easy...but walls are a bit more tricky if the drywall and siding are installed.

Make sure if it's an old house you leave enough ventilation...old houses need to breathe...which they did well when first built but if you close them up too tightly you'll have issues like mold and sweaty windows. --99.92.xxx.xxx




Day Off for Insulation (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Dec 6, 2018 5:25 PM
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I was going to look into foam insulation and then found out it can move wires when it expands. --73.248.xxx.xxx




Day Off for Insulation (by hollis [M]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 3:45 AM
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Lordzen, Who did you use and were you happy with them? check their work with an infrared scan? --66.30.xx.xxx




Day Off for Insulation (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 5:38 PM
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-Hoosier they insulated basement, 1st and 2nd floor, pending for the attic. They drilled holes outside the house, i say each feet, a small hole, filled with recycle papers and blow in by an air pressure machine, they were here Thurs and Fri, i started to feel the difference today, the weather is around 30 degrees, my wife used to have the thermostat on 74/75, now i have it on 69 and it feels warm, let's see under more temps. Oh and the material has a chemical that prevents the mice, bugs and those things.

Yes my house is old 1890.

-AllyM the company that did the job used something else, they said they have been using this method for around 10 - 15 years, and last longer than the foam insulation (for the inside walls).

-Hollis i applied to a program in my stated called MassSave, they are ink with the gas/electric companies, they send an inspector/engineering to asses the house, do the all calculations, after they leave me the contracts, they cover more than 75%. Infrared scan? --73.159.xxx.xxx




Day Off for Insulation (by Cjo’h [CT]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 5:56 PM
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My Lord,I wouldn’t call it funny,maybe “itchy” would be more appropriate...............,,,,,,,,......Charlie................veery itchy.................... --32.214.xxx.xx




Day Off for Insulation (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Dec 7, 2018 6:36 PM
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-Cjo'h hahaha yes maybe "Itchy" was the proper term to describe my day here, seeing all this wholes thru my house, and today they had two do to of the rooms of the 2nd floor, the holes from inside... --73.159.xxx.xxx




Day Off for Insulation (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Dec 8, 2018 3:07 AM
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LordZen, what did they use for the basement ceiling and how did they seal / insulate around the perimeter where the wood framing meets the foundation? --96.237.xx.xx




Day Off for Insulation (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Dec 8, 2018 5:57 AM
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-Steve let me see if i can explain this properly: they didn't insulate the basement ceiling, but they did all around the top corners where the house joint with the basement, they had a big pack of hard sponge, cut them in pieces and place one between the corner ceiling, then covering with the foam than comes in something like a small gas tank, the crawlspace they also put like a special plastic sheet, then sealed with foam and gray/silver tape.

i don't know if this answer your question.

They haven't finish yet, they have to do the attic and change my thermostats for the Nest E.

Can i post links with pictures here? --73.159.xxx.xxx




Day Off for Insulation (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Dec 8, 2018 12:53 PM
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LordZen, sounds like they are doing a good job by both insulating & draft stopping the band joist area of the basement. Did they say why they're not insulating the basement ceiling? --96.237.xx.xx



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