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So since the walls are so poorly done I've decided to rip them down and do them over. While I have the walls down to studs should I replace the insulation? It looks okay, I think it says R-13 3.5" which I think is standard so I seem no reason to unless I'm missing something. What else should I do(if anything) now that I have access to the studs?

Also, any suggestions for a knee-wall? I want to drywall that and remove the board look.
 

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Insulation doesn't deteriorate! If moisture gets in there and it becomes moldy, it has to be replaced. Otherwise, its fine!
I think it would be a good idea to use a plastic vapor barrier to give it a better seal and to stop any outside air infiltration.
If you do so, the v/b on the insulation should be perforated!
 
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