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Old 08-05-2010, 11:50 AM   #16
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XPS or Polyisocyanurate for basement


http://www.lowes.com/pd_135512-56291...CatalogDisplay

http://www.lowes.com/pd_96179-1410-T...20tape$y=0$x=0

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ah thank you, was looking for the wrong stuff then!
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The tape that I use is indeed made by Tyvek. My local Home Depot has them. I have seen a similar product made by Lowes, but haven't actually tried it.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_103366-210-T...ductId=3006052

I also have ducts running in some of the rim joists. I used fiberglass in those. The rest I used XPS.

The XPS that I am using have tongue/groove. I don't find them particularly useful as they don't always line up. Probably it is because my basement has concrete blocks and they are not perfectly flat. I am using tape on the joints anyway.

Check if your town requires fire blocking. If so, I would suggest doing that first after you seal all the rim joists.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:07 PM   #19
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Caulk the groove full of PL , you won't need tape.

I glue the heck out of the foam , air gets around it you've gained nothing IMO.
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