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  1. #1
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    Oct 2012
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    Unhappy The Bricks are in the way.

    I tried to help a friend update the wiring in a 'fixer-upper" around Boston, but we ran into a problem. Why do they put bricks & morter inside the bandboard & at the base of the wall between the studs above the floor in older houses? I never ran into bricks in old houses back in the midwest.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: The Bricks are in the way.

    it's fire stopping used in baloon framed houses.....a ton of houses in mass have it. i run into it all the time. after you remove the bricks you have to replace the fire stopping, which you can do with "Roxul" Insulation in place of the bricks

  3. #3
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    Default Re: The Bricks are in the way.

    Also foils rodents/snakes. Roxul won't.
    Casey
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: The Bricks are in the way.

    rodents and snakes are not the reason for the bricks..

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