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Old 07-23-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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Hello all, very glad I found this site because I need a little help here.

I am redoing my bathroom, gutting down to the studs and rebuilding all around. I am putting in a new shower surround, Sterling Accord, and it will be against an exterior wall. When looking at faced insulations I noticed the faced basement insulation is much cheaper than the regular faced insulation. Could I use the basement insulation instead or is it too thin.

This is my first bathroom although I have worked with my uncles and father on theirs and am fairly certain my brother and I will be able to do this without killing each other. That's my disclaimer

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Old 07-23-2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what you mean by basement insulation
I have yet to see any insulation specific to a certain room

Where are you located ?
R13 is usually the min required....I use R19

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I live in MA, I never saw it either but there it was at homedepot for a 1/4 of the price. It was R13. Should I just look at the R value or is there a thickness I should be concerned with. I am sisterstudding all the way around.
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Usually when I see HD @ a lower prixce it means the roll is that much shorter
The $10 R13 rolls I have seen will not cover the same area as the bigger rolls
They may even be more $$ per sq ft
So 2x check the length of the roll & do the math 1st
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Thank you very much for the help!
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You may want to check this before using a water sensitive insulation if on a basement concrete exterior wall:

http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...ent-insulation

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