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glebron77 09-19-2011 11:58 AM

Unfinished Tool Room
 
I have a tool room in my basement right off my garage. The tool room ceiling is not finished. So the beams are exposed. The tool room is right below my Master Bedroom. I want to put insulation in between the beams.
What R number should I use?
If I cant put up sheetrock right away should I put something else up like plastic?

Windows on Wash 09-19-2011 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glebron77 (Post 731435)
I have a tool room in my basement right off my garage. The tool room ceiling is not finished. So the beams are exposed. The tool room is right below my Master Bedroom. I want to put insulation in between the beams.
What R number should I use?
If I cant put up sheetrock right away should I put something else up like plastic?

What is the beam dimension?

glebron77 09-19-2011 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 731445)
What is the beam dimension?

16 inches on center

msaeger 09-19-2011 12:46 PM

2x8, 2x10?

glebron77 09-19-2011 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by msaeger (Post 731468)
2x8, 2x10?

2 x 10

Windows on Wash 09-19-2011 01:06 PM

Is the space conditioned?

If so, insulating the ceiling will only help with noise transmission.

If not, I highly recommend that you properly seal all connection between the two spaces. Plastic will not be an acceptable thermal or ignition barrier not to mention you will be placing the vapor barrier on the cold side of the wall which is also not recommended.

HomeSealed 09-19-2011 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 731488)
Is the space conditioned?

If so, insulating the ceiling will only help with noise transmission.

If not, I highly recommend that you properly seal all connection between the two spaces. Plastic will not be an acceptable thermal or ignition barrier not to mention you will be placing the vapor barrier on the cold side of the wall which is also not recommended.

My thoughts exactly :thumbup:


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