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stevebei 01-25-2012 06:39 AM

Floor insulation
Here's my situation which I hope someone has a solution for. My house is built on a full basement. Half of the basement will be an uninsulated garage. The floor above the garage will be insulated with roll fiberglass. Since the house floor sheathing is down I can't put the insulation in from the top so that the vapor barrier is facing the warm side of the house. How do I handle the vapor barrier situation? Thanks.

AgBuilder 01-25-2012 08:56 AM

One option, albeit time consuming, would be to purchase a vapor barrier such as felt paper, and install it between the joists from below. Using an unfaced insulation below the vapor barrier should then solve your problem. To hang, look into getting insulation hangers.

mae-ling 01-25-2012 05:34 PM

see above. Also have done strips of poly between joists against subfloor and acoustical sealant caulked to joists

Gary in WA 01-27-2012 09:14 PM

Felt paper (5-25 perms) is way more open than plywood/OSB (0.75 perms) sub-flooring so it wouldn't do much here. Add 5/8" fire code (Type X) drywall to fig. 7:

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