How best to insulate framed walls inside stone walls?
I have an old stone farmhouse with approximately 18"thick sandstone walls in good repair. Inside the stone walls there is a layer of 1" thick boards horizontally, then 2x4" studs, then another layer of boards, then a layer of plaster and then paneling. I am renovating the upstairs first, and have the top fire blocking off of the wall cavities. I can blow insulation down from the top everywhere except below the first floor windows, so I want to do this while I have the upstairs walls open.
What, if anything should I put in the first floor walls? I have the ability to blow cellulose and fibreglass. I'll re-do the downstairs walls someday, but hopefully not for a long time. what should I look out for as far as vapor, moisture, etc? the basement is fairly dry, but still a stone basement with all that that includes.
Thanks for the help. I've learned a lot here.
Posted Sun, 02/09/2014 - 20:54
Edited Mon, 02/10/2014 - 07:13
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