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Old 09-25-2014, 08:15 PM   #1
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Does it make sense to insulate in here?


Would just stuffing some pink bat in these spaces make a difference? Both outside walls in the basement and the room above them walls are cold
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:01 AM   #2
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Yes and no.

Yes on picture #1. There are a bunch of threads on here about sealing up band/ribbon boards. Well worth the investment.

No on picture #2 as it is laid out right not. You should really move some of that peg board out of the way and get all the way out to the ribbon board and seal it up prior to installing rigid foam.

If you have a froth pak of spray foam, you can probably still get to picture #2 and get it sealed up.
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No fiberglass insulation!
Use 2" blue foam and seal any gaps with spray foam.
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If you want condensation in there behind the insulation during cold weather then by all means insulate.
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If you want condensation in there behind the insulation during cold weather then by all means insulate.
They will not have condensation behind there if they insulate with a proper SPF or combination of rigid foam and sealant (foam or caulk).

I know that you know this I was just pointing out that there are different ways to insulate that space and you are correct if they just put some fiberglass or other insulation up there that will allow the moisture to permeate through.
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Does it make sense to insulate in here?


So on pic one cut blue foam to size install and caulk? Second picture I'm not understanding. There must be insulation behind the pegboard? I would need to move it just so I have better access?
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Removal is just for the easier access.
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