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Sunday, October 16, 2005

What Insulation?!?

We had my parents over this weekend to help install the pellet stove in the living room. (another post entirely)

Upon cutting the hole in the wall for the chimney, we discovered the insulation.

A WHOLE INCH of it. 1/2 inch drywall, 1 inch thick batt type insulation, then 3/4 inch sheathing, a layer of thin felt, cedar siding. That's what is keeping Old Man Winter from storming into the house.

Bloody hell.

1700 square feet of late 1940's quality crap. Damn. And another 1100 square feet of basement. Double damn.