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Has anyone seen doors used as insulation in an old house?
sandhurst

Our 1900-1920 house is a post and bean=m construction. We had work done on the second floor that revealed old doors were used behind the drywall for walls and ceiling. we have uncovered about 25 doors. There was no insulation behind the doors. Unfortunately, the doors basically crumbled when we took them out. We could not even salvage one of them. I think the whole second floor is made of doors!

Local Floor Cleaning
Re: Has anyone seen doors used as insulation in an old house?
Local Floor Cleaning

Wow I've been in 100+ homes from that time period and all I've seen is plaster with absolute cheapest insulation. Never doors! Sorry couldn't offer any help. But overseas they are doing full-wood construction, where solid wood is often the insulator! The Build Show on youtube just did a whole video on this.

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