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mlupa 11-25-2008 04:56 PM

Insulating house with stone walls
 
My stone house in SE PA (philly area) has 18 in thick stone walls (2 courses of field/rubble stone). I am re-doing most of the interior rooms which involves removing the plaster walls down to the studs. Of course the house never had any or really needed that badly any insulation; however, i think it would help quite a bit none the less.

What is the proper type and setup for the insulation since the walls are stone - the insulation would have to be stapled to the studs and I guess I would want some vapor barrier between the drywall and the insulation? and the insulation side facing the stone?

On a new, but related note - does anyone have any experience with Barricade Systems by OVRX for basement insulation.

Any help appreciated.

joasis 11-25-2008 08:36 PM

This would be an ideal application for a spray foam insulation...closed cell, 1 lb. or more, and you will be eternally happy. If cost is an issue, blown cellulose.

Jill_m 11-26-2008 05:57 AM

What is the proper type and setup for the insulation since the walls are stone - the insulation would have to be stapled to the studs and I guess I would want some vapor barrier between the drywall and the insulation? and the insulation side facing the stone?

joasis 11-26-2008 10:19 PM

Unless the walls are below grade there is no reason for the vapor barrier. Spray foam insulation is a barrier.


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