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Old 02-03-03, 05:50 PM
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My New England house was built ing the 1800's and is in need of some insulating. what is the best way to do this? Padding? Foam? Its a 2-story house plus walk-out basement, 2500sf, shingle roof, vinyl siding, plaster walls, hardwood floors, Heat= oil and hot water.

Any advice on where to start?
 
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Old 02-03-03, 08:22 PM
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CELLULOSE INSULATION blown-in

Because you have siding, it relatively easy for a contractor to blow-in cellulose insulation into the walls and ceiling and is by far the most effective and cost effective way of doing it. Because of the age of the home, if there is knob and tube wiring, your wiring must be upgraded regardless of the type of insulation you intend to install.
 
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Old 02-04-03, 01:35 PM
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Yes, you can see the electrical system in the basement and there is definately a portion of the house still running knob& tube. The rest has been updated. Could you suggest a vauge estimate as to how much it would cost to re-wire about 25% of the house?
 
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Old 02-04-03, 07:33 PM
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Electricians usually charge by the outlet, switch or fixture. Some charge $35. per, while others charge $65. per. Which means you have to shop around, check with the BBB and their references. And please get more than one estimate.
 
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