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Old 02-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Steel studs over XPS in basement

Hey guys and gals, I am new to this site but not to construction. All of my work is commercial or industrial so I tend to do projects at my home in that manner. I have a 1500 sqft basement I am finishing. I plan to use 2"xps glued to the masonry (CMU and poured walls) followed with 1 5/8 inch steel studs whenever possible with 3 1/2inch wet walls. Drywall will be 5/8 inch. No other insulation except in the rim joist. I live in Alabama on lever with Atlanta and Birmingham. Ceiling will be 2 x 2 layin. Floor undecided at this time.

Any of you tried this method? May seem odd if you are accustomed to driving nails, but its very typical of what I do.

Thanks for your help.



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Old 02-23-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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Rigid foam on block/concrete is a pretty well accepted method for basement insulation systems.


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