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Old 08-19-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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Minimum Insulation Requirements?


I framed out a bathroom in my garage (un heated). What is the minimum insulation that I can put in the ceiling?

Can I use R13?

Also what is the minimum ceiling height?

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Old 08-19-2007, 04:00 PM   #2
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Insulation requirements are regional in nature. To a certain extent, so are height requirements. Try contacting the local building dept. I would have thought the plans you filed would be a hint. You can't just slap in a bath without oversight.
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I never told them how high the powder room would be nor what insulation would be in the ceiling.

I will call them I guess.
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I doubt you can use R13 regardless of where you are.
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Most of your heat loss through the ceiling. If you live in the northeast you should have a minimum of 12 inch's, up to 16 inch's.There is no point in having more than 16 inch's.
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