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Old 12-19-2014, 02:19 AM   #1
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Monty Python "Stringettes" version of insulation


I have 2-foot-short lengths of r-19 fiberglass insulation with paper facing. I need to insulate some walls. Rather than buy more insulation, can I re-use? Do I re-attach the paper together, if so, what kind of tape or mechanical fasteners are needed and how long with they hold together?
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That's fine if you have 2 X 6 walls.
It's no different then using batts.
Just staple the flanges to the side of the studs and over lap the paper where they meet.
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If the work will be inspected, it may not pass as R-19 is compressed (to R-18) from 6-1/4" to fit modern framing (5-1/2") and many inspectors may not pass it. Side stapling produces air gaps at drywall/insulation interface where full contact is required without convective loops in cavity, pp.45-47; http://www.buildingscienceconsulting...Measure_Up.pdf
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PS. If majority of paper is missing, add a vapor barrier/retarding paint on drywall to meet required local code value.ADA the drywall; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...wall-approach/
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