Can I insulate?


Old 10-21-03, 07:42 AM
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Question Can I insulate?

I've been breaking out a significant amount of plaster/lathe to lay some electrical wire for switches & lights around the house. I notice there isn't any insulation in the outside walls. Is there anything I can use to insulate these walls while I still have them open?

Thanks so much - I'm not very educated on insulation.
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Old 10-21-03, 08:39 AM
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If you have the interior walls down, now would be the time to install batt fiberglass insulation. Straightforward: staple the batts to the studs, then put the walls back.

Hope this helps.
Old 10-21-03, 09:35 AM
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Thanks - 1 more quick question

Thanks - i appreciate it.
One more quick question I have is do I need to worry about the electrical wire or switch/juntion boxes getting too close to the insulation or anything like that?

Old 10-21-03, 11:15 AM
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No---pack it behind them also. you might want to get a can of foam . this you want to put in any holes that the wires come through from below are over head also ED
Old 10-21-03, 12:39 PM
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thanks a lot to both of you!

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