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  1. Re: 100 yr old Attic - Poorly Vented, Poorly Insulated

    Thank you for responding,
    Yes I agree - having blown-in installed in the walls would be an excellent project and indeed I would like have that done in the next couple years. Given the huge rewiring...
  2. 100 yr old Attic - Poorly Vented, Poorly Insulated

    Hello,
    I would like to add insulation to poorly vented attic in a 100 yr old house. This is in Boston, so it's cold winters and hot & humid summers. Currently the only insulation in that attic is...
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    Re: Sanding Latex Paint off a Plaster Wall

    Hmmm, that's what I was afraid of. You recommend giving the walls a sandingg with an 60 or 80 grit paper, does that have to be done by hand or can that be done with some sort of sander? The reason...
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    Sanding Latex Paint off a Plaster Wall

    Hello,
    I have room where a prior tenant had applied latex paint over a horsehair plaster wall without priming first. There are some adhesion problems - not so much on the vertical portions but on...
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    Re: Old Ceiling Tiles

    Had them tested - no asbestos! You were right - having them tested and knowing for sure makes me feel so much better.
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    Old Ceiling Tiles

    Hello,
    I have an old house (1910 probably) with two bedrooms that have dropped ceilings. These tiles are 1x2, with a v-groove cut down the middle to make them look like 1x1 tiles. I believe they...
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