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Old 01-11-2013, 11:10 AM   #16
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I have this same situation in my home and I 'm not sure what to do either. Hopefully someone here has done it and can shed some light on it for us.

On a side note: I don't think you should be spending money putting pink xps on an interior wall.
The pink xps is just to keep heat under the stairs. That's were my wife starts here plants for the garden. It will be coming down.

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The reason I asked if against fill dirt and interior is the wall should remain at 50-55* and dry. The foamboard, at 1/2" thick (R-2.5) would not have condensation until 68% RH at 70% interior temperature. If you ever have that much, wear knee boots when descending stairs...

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this boggles my mind how its new construction and would pass an inspection. for all new construction here all basement walls have to be closed in with drywall to get an occupancy permit
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The reason I asked if against fill dirt and interior is the wall should remain at 50-55* and dry. The foamboard, at 1/2" thick (R-2.5) would not have condensation until 68% RH at 70% interior temperature. If you ever have that much, wear knee boots when descending stairs...

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Thank you sir. I think i can make 1/2" xps and 1/2" drywall work.

Should i remove the staircase to do this or just work around it?
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Thank you sir. I think i can make 1/2" xps and 1/2" drywall work.

Should i remove the staircase to do this or just work around it?

get 1/2 treated plywood and rip it to 1 1/2" strips, nail strips to wall and fill between strips with the foam and then go over that with the drywall screwing it to the strips. your drywall will cut to fit the angle going down the stairs on top of the stair skirt. finish it out on top where the builder already put drywall with a backband/shelf type effect or run the 1/2" strips up the entirety of the exterior wall over top the drywall and put the new drywall all the way to the ceiling...
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That will work. Don't mess with stairs. I would also use some sticky window flashing/black poly plastic strip behind the attached 1x? against the concrete wall. If the stairs were shop built, they may be very straight and enough space exists to slip material there for a vapor barrier, if any water/moisture is ever there later. Just added protection for the KD wood against capillary action; http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/...-building-code

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