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Old 11-25-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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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.

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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.

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