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Old 04-26-2015, 10:57 PM   #1
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framing out my garage shop and have questions


Hi everyone, I have a concrete block wall building and I am in the process of insulating and I have a question about studding the walls for insulating. The walls are 30 ft. long and 10 ft high. I plan on putting 1/2 inch foam sheathing on the block walls for a moisture barrier and then running 2x4 stud walls with fiberglass between the cavities. My question is can I build 10x10 ft. wall sections and put in place? Also is it ok to build them on 24 inch centers or should I go 16 inch centers? Which is cheaper to build, I mean is it cheaper to buy 24" wide fiberglass insulation compared to 16" wide? Thanks for the help all.
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The cost per square foot is about the same on 16" wide and 24"---so the choice is yours---stud savings ? Not enough to worry about--I prefer 16" centers--but 24" is fine.
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A slab is almost never perfectly flat, a garage should have been slopped toward the outside, so if you tried to build a whole wall and tip it up it's not likly to work out.
My vote goes for 24" on center.
Not a big deal but you would have less studs, and less seams, tiny savings but a little less work.
Depending on where you are you may need a vapor barrier over the insulation.
Also going to need to cover that wall with sheet rock.
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Thanks for the reply guys. joecaption, are you talking about a moister barrier between the faced insulation and the sheetrock? I am putting foam sheathing over the block for a moister barrier before I build the stud wall. Will 1/2 inch foam be sufficient? Would it be wise to use insulation designed for basements? Also how much play should I have for the top of my stud wall when I install it? Thanks guys.
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