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DoItRight

09:24PM | 10/30/02
Member Since: 10/26/02
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I purchased a 74 year old wood frame 3 story house in 1999. I feel drafts throughout the house. I've had all of the rooms re-drywalled and only one room was gutted and rocked which is the kitchen. I know for a fact that the kitchen was not insulated. I didn't think to mention to the contractor that he should insulate. But now that I think of it, shouldn't he have just done it without me asking and charge accordingly. Anyway, my question is. Can I somehow inject insulation into the walls or something without tearing down the walls? And if so will this work on woodpaneling as well?

Thanks in advance

Jay J

03:45PM | 11/07/02
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi DoItRight,

First, although I'd morally 'blame' the contractor for not suggesting insulation, unless it's in the contract, I feel you're out of luck.

As far as 'blowing' some insulation behind the new walls, yes, I'm sure it can be done. However, unless you have pictures of what's back there, the Contractor may have to drill quite a few pilot holes. Especially w/a home as old as yours, there may be quite a few holes to drill.

As far as the wood paneling issue, I don't know. You can go over that w/the Insulation Contractor. My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: DO ask about any 'mess' he's going to make, and who's going to clean it up. That includes any mess when insulation is blown in. Maybe you can save some $$$ by 'covering' things and 'plasticing' up all the doorways into the kitchen, and such.

PPS: God Bless America!

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