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Old 10-03-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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Going to put up sheetrock

Hello all, I am planning to put up drywall in my basement. I took down the old paneling and there is furrings there I intend to re-use. But I need to add additional furring. Can I use regular 2x4 as furrings? Or do i need special wood?

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Furring strips in basement

Special wood not required (may consider blue wood to prevent mold growth), however you should moisture barrier between furrings and the basement wall at least to height of grade level, felt paper would be a suitable choice. You did not say if you are adding insulation, if you are the felt paper will also protect the insulation.



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I do plan on installing insulation as well, the Styrofoam sheet that I'll glue on.

Or is there better insulation than that? There will be about 1 1/2 of room for insulation. I have looked at other fiber glass insulation. But I thought it would lose its rating if I crammed it in such a small space.

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Check with your local B.D. for treated or untreated natural resistant to decay wood against the concrete. They may require it for bottom plate only. Use a sill sealer rather than felt paper for a thermal and capillary break from the concrete wall and concrete floor. Just paper and glass fiber insulation is asking for trouble.


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