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Old 08-16-2011, 12:53 AM   #1
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Which insulation? Photos attached of room


Hey guys,
We decided to tear down the sheetrock in one of the rooms and install insulation for hopefully some sound deadening and to be a little more energy efficient. I got some studs that are 14-15 inches apart and some that are 22-23 inches apart. Im new to insulation btw. I went to home depot and it seemed like there was 57 heinz varieties of insulation. I know I need wall insulation but the 2 x 6 and the 2 x 4 are confusing the hell out of me. All of the wall insulation seemed to be faced (I guess the ones with a brown paper side?) Going in I wanted to just get the insulation with nothing on either side for walls. Insert it and cut the sections where it meets the electrical outlets. I also wanted to know if the wires that run along my studs go in front or behind the insulation.

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Old 08-16-2011, 05:44 AM   #2
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Insulation is sized by stud size and spacing i.e; 2x6- 16" is used for a wall built with 2x6 studs and spaced 16"on centre.This is important so you don't compress the insulation when you install it, which lowers the r value. The paper is a vapour barrier, it depends on where you live whether you need one or not. I like Roxul insulation myself but I think its hard to find in some parts of the U.S.


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