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Old 10-22-2009, 01:14 PM   #31
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Well, I can tell you what I like to do in new basements: 2" of styrofoam board glued to the concrete wall, taped and foamed into place. Then a stud wall tapconned into the floor and screwed into the ceiling joists; at this time run the wiring. Then either pink or Roxul insulation between the studs. That's it. No vb... then gyproc.

Now in the case of the OP, you have that pink fibreglass in the way. Sure it's minimum code but it'll just get in the way, so remove it. They only need that plastic diaper vb becasue there is no foam thermal break on the walls...it's one or the other: thermal break OR vb.
Hi ccarlise, thanks for the clarification.

In what sizes does the styrofoam come in?
What specific kind of glue do I need to glue it to the wall?
What do you mean by "foamed into place"?
How are the bottom plates treated? Do I just wrap those in thick plastic sheet or do I need treated lumber?
Why are both the styrofoam and the insulation needed? Isn't the styrofoam enough insulation?

And lastly, this means that I can then use the existing insulation (assuming I have taken it off) and use it now between the studs?

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Old 11-08-2009, 07:30 PM   #32
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A better method is foam board up against the cement, then the framing
Any water vapor coming thru the cement will be trapped by the plastic
The water will have no-where to go
In dry areas this may not be a problem

But its better to avoid the problem 1st then have to tear walls apart to fix a problem


Dave this is XPS insulation correct? How thick is it. The stud wall is directly infront of the insulation without any gap? Are you going to fill the void before the dry wall is attached. Also how are the board attached to the concrete wall?

Thanks sorry for all the questions, but Im looking to do this exact thing and want to do it right.

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Actually that's just a pic I pulled off the Internet
I haven't looked into the specific rigid foam I will use
That project is probably 1-2 years away at least



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Actually that's just a pic I pulled off the Internet
I haven't looked into the specific rigid foam I will use
That project is probably 1-2 years away at least
Okay thanks. You dont happen to recall where. I need to describe what I want to do to the inspector.

I appreciate the help.
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Its from

http://www.homeconstructionimprovement.com

If you right click & select properties of the picture it shows you the location



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If you want a picture of it in pink, page 13, photo #8: http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings...s/db/35017.pdf
That will explain it all to them as well.
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