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Re: 1908 home
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Posted by Tom A on August 25, 2002 at 15:29:00 from (188.8.131.52):
In Reply to: 1908 home posted by Akiko on August 25, 2002 at 12:46:31:
OK, I'm the odd man out again, so I'll toss in the dissenting view, for what it is worth.
I've got an old house--built between 1880 and 1900 depending on who you listen to. Never lived in an old home before, but I love it.
The thick plaster walls insulate sound, heat, and cold like none of the modern houses I've ever lived in. You can't hear any noises from outside, there is almost no temperature fluctuation even when there are huge changes outside. It heats easy, and cools easy. Yep, took a little getting used to when hanging pictures and making repairs, but I wouldn't want to go back to sheetrock & cardboard for anything.
Do what you want, but I'd suggest you give the plaster a try before you go making big changes.
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