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RCGA 06-12-2013 04:09 PM

Insulating interior basement walls
 
I have a interior basement wall that I'd like to insulate. It runs the whole distance of my basement in the middle. It's currently just a stud wall with drywall on one side.

Can I use bat insulation?

I'm located in eastern Canada btw

TarheelTerp 06-12-2013 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by RCGA (Post 1200015)
I have a interior basement wall that I'd like to insulate.
It runs the whole distance of my basement in the middle.
It's currently just a stud wall with drywall on one side.

Can I use f/g batt insulation?

Is the space tempered now? Heat? AC?
Do you have the *exterior* wall insulation and vapor barrier sorted?
What is the humidity like?

RCGA 06-12-2013 05:28 PM

The house is a late 1960s bungalow.

50% is finished, but the other 50% of the basement is unfinished. The wall I want to insulate splits the unfinished and finished halfs in two.

The have plans to develop and insulate the unfinished area (against the foundation) but not for another year or two.

The finished area is heated, the unfinished is not. Humidity is low for about 10/12 months of the year. We have a rather short summer here, but a mild winter (around the freezing mark)

Windows on Wash 06-13-2013 08:43 AM

I wouldn't use any batt insulation in Canada unless there was SPF or rigid foam on the walls first.

RCGA 06-13-2013 10:16 AM

Any reason why not? It seems to be pretty standard here

Windows on Wash 06-13-2013 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by RCGA (Post 1200414)
Any reason why not? It seems to be pretty standard here

Rigid is easier to work with and can normally be done by the basement remodeler.

Usually works out to be cheaper as well.

Gary in WA 06-15-2013 02:35 PM

As it is an interior partition wall, any insulation would work, though you should supply some heat/cold-air-return to the unfinished areas as well. Or at least a dehumidifier when RH is high...

Gary


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