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Aleo

01:50AM | 01/28/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
2 lifetime posts
I have a fifty year old ranch style house in central Ohio, built with cinder block walls. There is painted stucco on the exterior of the block and drywall over 1x3 furring on the inside. There is no insulation in this 3/4 inch space behind the drywall. The walls are quite cold to the touch and my furnace runs almost constantly.
I am thinking of removing the drywall and adding thicker furring and insulating this space. Is there a better/easier way to insulate these walls?
Thank you
Aleo


[This message has been edited by Aleo (edited January 30, 2004).]

[This message has been edited by Aleo (edited January 30, 2004).]

Piffin

12:07PM | 02/01/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
You could glue foam panel to the concrete blocks and then the furring over it. There is also a product available in some places that incorporates the wood furring into the foam to save a step.

Use the right glue. many will disolve the foam. PL300 is what I use.

ksdesigns

02:31PM | 02/01/04
Member Since: 01/13/03
25 lifetime posts
i live in a similar house, constructed with plaster and lathe on the inside. my neighbor with the same house is having an insulation contractor blow foam pellets into each of the furring spaces.
check around

Aleo

06:57PM | 02/05/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
2 lifetime posts
Thank you for the comments and advise. Has anyone used that spray on foam that is becoming popular? It is expensive but boast to be the best insulation out there.

[This message has been edited by Aleo (edited February 05, 2004).]



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