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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Plaster Walls

    I'm going to blow insulation into the attic of my 100+ year house the attic has no insulation in it currently. I want to do the walls as well. My problem is when I drill a hole into the wall I only expose a cavity that is roughly 1-2" deep. Hardly enough to fill with insulation. Wanted to fill walls from attic but all rafters are notched to sit on top plate leaving no opening to walls. Is the 1-2" normal or is there something I'm overlooking?

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    Default Re: Plaster Walls

    Is your house by any chance brick or stone?
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Plaster Walls

    No, just an old farm house.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Plaster Walls

    I have an internal lathe and plaster system between studs and rafters that appears to be an attempt at early insulation (albeit 128 years old). I have 2 inches available as well.

    The house feels and temp wise acts almost like a brick house.

  5. #5
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    Thumbs up Re: Plaster Walls

    After drilling many more holes I have found that someone had built a new wall in front of the old. Now it's all starting to make some sense. Thanks for all your input.

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