09:00AM | 03/24/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
10 lifetime posts
I have a contract on a small(1400 sqft) wood frame house. This will be my first house. I have no idea what kind of insulation is in the house or if previous owners perhaps did some insulation work. I was wondering if anyone had any idea as to what I might be looking at? Long term plans for the house include removing the old plaster interior walls and replacing with updated dry wall, so insulation problems will be addressed at that time, but this project is a ways off. Thanks for any help.


08:07AM | 03/25/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
Just joking some people like that stuff. I would expect to find some of the following. Dry rotted wood, outdated wiring, too small of electrical box for now days, asbestos in the insulation, (although you won't find that until it's too late), and outdated plumbing.

I'm sorry. I am a huge fan of finding an inspector who has your best interest in mind. I think some of these inspectors eat lunch with the realators. Inspectors don't get referrals if the sales don't go through. Therefore they inspect easy and they get paid, the realtors get paid and everyone is happy. Except the buyer.

If you do it I hope you understand what you're getting into and hopefully everything will turn out for the best. Some old houses are nicer than 20 year old homes.

Good luck,



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