1953 Kit house

Old 09-30-15, 04:07 PM
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1953 Kit house

Thinking of buying a kit house. Have a few questions. Exterior and some interior walls have particle board walls. Can I remodel by taking those down and replace w/sheetrock or is it part of structure? Interior walls are 2x3. Stack pipe is 4in and boxed in a corner. Can stack on dwv be smaller and buried in a wall? If wall insulation is vermiculite should it stay buried,or removed and replaced w fiberglass? Thanks
Old 09-30-15, 07:32 PM
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When you say exterior walls you actually mean the inside of the inside of the exterior walls. I imagine that you could change whatever you want but the question is why?
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That almost sounds like a "Levittowner". There were 2 locations where Levitt built one NE of Philly and one somewhere around NYC.

They were unique in huge neighborhoods (thousands of homes)that were built almost overnight.

If it is one of those, there will be many identical to it, but they become hard to pick out because of the remodeling and additions in the last 60 years.

My wife grew up in one, but it now is a 2 story with a pool in the back thanks to being on the good side of the many curved street. There were 4 different models in her development and they also had flipped floor plans and staggered locations, but the basic construction details were identical.

If it is one, the surrounding homes may offer some help.


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