The way the floor joist pocketed into the brick, there is access to the center of the outside wall which can be drafty, and airflow – as we all know – is the killer of an energy efficient house. I got the new furnace, got the R-38+ insulation in the attic, good storm windows… it was hard for me to let go of the need to remedy this issue once aware of it. The solution was to pack fiberglass insulation against the brick walls but first we had to access the areas.
Up come the floor boards! I was able to pull up the boards that the electricians removed when the house was originally wired, probably close to 80 years ago.
There where areas that we could only access by drilling holes into the floor… another perfect excuse to make more circles.
Terry from the insulation company at work.
Here’s the drill, the hose blowing the insulation, and most importantly: a remote switch to control the blower… very helpful.
The old ‘knob and tube’ wiring.
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