I just dropped the price of
the permaculture playing cards
for a wee bit.

 

 

uses include:
- infecting brains with permaculture
- convincing folks that you are not crazy
- gift giving obligations
- stocking stuffer
- gambling distraction
- an hour or two of reading
- find the needle
- find the 26 hidden names

clickity-click-click

  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Insulating an existing brick house/wall cavity  RSS feed

 
                              
Posts: 22
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I came across away to use foam to fill the cavity space between the outside brick on a older home. It kinda seams alittle costly tho but I"m wondering if it would be worth it in the long run. I have a 1920's home which is Block on the inside.outside walls and brick on the outside with about a 3 inch cavity top to bottom. I would love to fill that cavity. Does anyone have any other suggestions for this.  Thanks... You guy's are awesome.
 
Jim Argeropoulos
Posts: 96
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Dr. Joe Lstiburek talks about such a venture here http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/building-science/insulation-retrofits-old-masonry-buildings-building-science-podcast
There are quite a few shows between Lstiburek and his partner Dr. John Straube on www.GreenBuildingAdvisor.com. They are good shows about building science.
 
                              
Posts: 22
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Dabumb wrote:
I came across away to use foam to fill the cavity space between the outside brick on a older home. It kinda seams alittle costly tho but I"m wondering if it would be worth it in the long run. I have a 1920's home which is Block on the inside.outside walls and brick on the outside with about a 3 inch cavity top to bottom. I would love to fill that cavity. Does anyone have any other suggestions for this.  Thanks... You guy's are awesome.


Here's a video on Wall Foam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcVLYhEaF-s
 
Jim Argeropoulos
Posts: 96
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If you have a brick wall, you can toss out their "reduce exterior noise by 80%" claim. The high mass of the brick already does a very good job of reducing the noise. The only way it makes it into your home now is really via the windows.
 
Dean Collins
Posts: 5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Dabumb Hatfield wrote:

Here's a video on Wall Foam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcVLYhEaF-s



OMG so much BS salesman speak in that 4 min video i wouldnt trust them to cross the road in a straight line.

 
Dave Turpin
Posts: 112
Location: Groton, CT
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Airkrete insulation. Did my 1947 house to R-16 for about $4500.

They drilled about 500 holes into my brick facade, blew in the foam, then re-mortared. Took a day.
 
moose poop looks like football shaped elk poop. About the size of this tiny ad:
Video of all the PDC and ATC (~177 hours) - HD instant view
https://permies.com/wiki/65386/paul-wheaton/digital-market/Video-PDC-ATC-hours-HD
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!