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spaulding

02:11PM | 06/19/04
Member Since: 06/18/04
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My house was built in the early 70's it does not have insulation in the walls, it is also a tri level. My heating bills are tremendous. My question is, can I cut a hole at the top between each stud and blow insulation down the wall. I do not know how flowable it will be. I also thought, I could cover the holes with crown molding to cover the holes. If anyone has had a similar problem, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

tomh

05:35PM | 06/19/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
Most cellulose and fiberglass blown in insulation is applied through a hole just above the bottom plate. The space is then filled from the top. This results in the best distribution of insulation and ensures any walls with braces or fire-stops are filled completely. The insulation works great, and you should see a significant difference in your heating bills and comfort levels.

There are plugs for siding, but my preference is interior wall repair. Any thoughts on how you will approach this hole repair issue?


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