insulating service closet

Old 03-31-03, 11:44 AM
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insulating service closet

Work has begun. My first section of framing is up. Have a question regarding my second wall I will be doing soon. This wall has the electrical panel, sump pump and mitigatin pipe all on and along side of it. What I want to do is to build a closet to enclose all of the above. I will have a bifold door on it for access. Closet will be approx 8 feeet long and 3 1/2 feet deep. My question is what is the best way to insulate the foundation walls that will be on the inside of the closet?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Old 03-31-03, 09:05 PM
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Good evening Griff,

I guess we're framing inside the basement walls here, right. What sort of insulation is going up else where in the project?

If I was doing this I'd run my wall along the exterior wall, then build in my closet out from that, insulate behind the outer wall, & cover it w/sheetrock, & tape it. Further finishing is a waste to me in there. The other walls of the closet are interior, & only need insulation for sound purposes.

Hope this help.
Old 04-01-03, 06:08 AM
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Thanks for the timely responce. To answer your question regarding the rest of the room. I am putting up 2X4 stud wall 16oc, have it out 1 and 1/4 inches from foundation wall. will use R-13 Kraft faces insulation between studs.
The reason I was not going to frame the interior of the closet walls is that the sump pump cover and mitigation pipe would be in the way of the bottem plate. The Closet would start in one corner and run 8 feet down the second wall. Is there a problem with just building the front of the closet from the corner, down 8 feet , then back towards the foundation wall?

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