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What I have found

Posted by Mike on March 6th, 2002 08:44 AM
In reply to Really strange situation by Moderator, Steve on March 4th, 2002 10:03 PM [Go to top of thread]

I removed a piece of the drywall from inside a closet. The house is insulated well, fiberglass batts that reach stud to stud. However, if this matters or not, the "U" studs are not insulated. What I mean is the insulation is the same as a wood stud house, reaching from stud to stud and on these "U" channel studs, the insides are thus open - no insulation.
However, on removing one piece of siding, the house does have a fibered type material underneath the siding, although I am not sure what R factor it would be.
As for heating, the house is in Maryland, about 1 1-1/2 hr SE of Pittsburgh and it does get cold here.
The heating system is 3 years old, forced air fuel oil, and yes it does do the normal sooty fuel oil thing.
I am checking with Trane on a different furnace filter to use. The one in place is just a piece of fiber filter material which I replace monthly.

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