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    Default What type of insulation is this? 1930's house

    I'm sure somebody has seen this before... Black backing with brown filler. Can you tell me what this is?

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    Default Re: What type of insulation is this? 1930's house

    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Clark View Post
    I'm sure somebody has seen this before... Black backing with brown filler. Can you tell me what this is?
    Balsam-Wool

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    Default Re: What type of insulation is this? 1930's house

    Or Kimsul Insulation???




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    Default Re: What type of insulation is this? 1930's house

    The OP has NOT pictured Balsa Wool, Balsam Wool (R), Balsa Batt, nor Kimsul(R) insulation.

    Delaminating Corrugated fiberboard(cardboard) and paper, asphalt impregnated or not; does not equate to either wrapped balsa batt nor kimsul.


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    Default Re: What type of insulation is this? 1930's house

    Yes, it does appear to be paper.

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    Default Re: What type of insulation is this? 1930's house

    Quote Originally Posted by H.G. Watson, Sr. View Post
    The OP has NOT pictured Balsa Wool, Balsam Wool (R), Balsa Batt, nor Kimsul(R) insulation.

    Delaminating Corrugated fiberboard(cardboard) and paper, asphalt impregnated or not; does not equate to either wrapped balsa batt nor kimsul.
    HG: I believe that the OP requested information on what the item is, and not just what it isn't. Can you provide the other half of the equation?

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    Default Re: What type of insulation is this? 1930's house

    Quote Originally Posted by H.G. Watson, Sr. View Post
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    Delaminating Corrugated fiberboard(cardboard) and paper, asphalt impregnated .
    So this "Paper was at least one inch thick before " De laminating "
    * one thickness of corrugated is at least 1/8th inch thick.

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    Default Re: What type of insulation is this? 1930's house

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    So this "Paper was at least one inch thick before " De laminating "
    * one thickness of corrugated is at least 1/8th inch thick.
    Im late in posting....but we always called this Crepe Paper (paper pulp) Insulation.


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