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Old 01-16-2011, 02:13 AM   #1
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Looking for opinions, ideas on insulating an older brick home under rehab


I have a bathroom ripped up to the studs and brick exterior wall. I'm wondering what the best way is to insulate the exterior wall in this room. I have taken the window out, bricked it in and will be running an exhaust fan. I'm trying to figure out the best way to build out a small wall of 2x3s or 2x2s on the exterior wall, to allow for a little bit of insulation... any ideas?


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I have a bathroom ripped up to the studs and brick exterior wall. I'm wondering what the best way is to insulate the exterior wall in this room. I have taken the window out, bricked it in and will be running an exhaust fan. I'm trying to figure out the best way to build out a small wall of 2x3s or 2x2s on the exterior wall, to allow for a little bit of insulation... any ideas?

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There are a lot of factors that weigh in on this choice. If it was my bathroom, my first choice would be to stud in & insulate regular 2x4 walls. If that's too thick, consider attaching firring strips to the existing wall, adhering polystyrene insulation between the strips, and drywalling over that.

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The wall that needs the insulation is the wall that the 60" length of the tub will back up to. A 2x4 wall will probably be a little on the fat side.
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