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deanna12306

06:19AM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 03/15/03
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After removing some of the lath and the old paneling, we have found there is no insulation in the walls except where the cabinets are. What kind of insulation should we use on preexisting walls? What type will be easier to install? We have some minor holes where the old boards are rotten. We will be replacing those of course. Is spray foam better, rolls of insulation that you cut to fit, are a few we have considered. Give me clues to what you think is best. BTW thanks for getting back to me so quickly with your answears.
Deanna

westc

11:00AM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 12/14/02
10 lifetime posts
I think you'd be much better off and it would be alot easier to use the blow in type that you can get at any lumber yard or Home improvement store. They'll even let you use the machine to blow it in. Cutting the batt type insulation will be way too itchy and time consuming. Also, I assume you're talking about an OUTSIDE wall; no interior walls should be insulated to allow them to breathe. Good luck!!

westc

11:01AM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 12/14/02
10 lifetime posts
Don't use spray foam. Go for the blow in cellulose type.

Altereagle

05:15PM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Measure the bay it's most likly around 14 1/2 that is because you have 16 on center studs... you may have something different but that's a good bet.
You'll get R13 Kraft 16 o/c R is the thermal value of the insulation, R13 is for 2x4 studs to match the 3 1/2 depth. Kraft is a vapor barrier that is attached to the insulation, you need that on the exterior walls, (if you are insulating interiors for sound just get the regular kind) you will put that up with the paper to the warm side.
Use a good resperator(ask at the supply store for the right type), long sleeves, eye protection and gloves, and when you do put it in it needs to be cut tight but you don't want to press it at all, the air pockets in the fibres is where you get the minimization of heat transfer giving batt insulation it's r value.
A little tip on cutting it, put it on a piece flat surface and use an sharp blade like the disposable blade types, and put a 1x4 or similar straight edge and press down on the insulation then cut it. Fluff it back up and put in place.
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