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Old 07-28-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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Insulating exterior garage walls with 2x 6 studs


Im insulating my exterior garage walls and the fiberglas r-20 insulation I purchased is in 23 inch wide pieces and my studs are 16 inches apart oc.
I've never done this before is it normal that I need to cut down each piece to a 16 inch width?


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Bought the wrong insulation.
Should have been for 16" spacing and R-19.
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Ok i thought r20 was for exterior garage walls and it is for 2x 6 studs. Is this available in r19?


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Return it for 16 OC studs and staple the flanges/flaps to the edge of the studs.
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Will do but r19 or r20?


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Whatever the manufacturer made for 2x6 studs. If there is a chance r20 will be compressed I would choose r19.
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Great!
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:06 PM   #8
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Don't bother with the cutting. Get the right stuff and specify HD (high density) batts.
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