framing and insulating basement walls

Old 02-21-05, 07:26 PM
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framing and insulating basement walls

i want to begin framing my basement and insulating walls, my question is should i go with aluminum framing around the basewalls?
also, is R19 insulation and a 4mil plastic barrier good enuf for the base walls?
and lastly what kind of insulation should i go with for the interior walls (walls dividing rooms)?
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base. insul.

Most homeowners who do alum. studs wish they had never started. In many

situations in a project like this, you need to get creative, such as around

basement windows and possibly at soffits, to conceal pipes and ducts. Alum.

studs add one more layer of challenge. Unless you plan to use 2 by 6 walls

for insul.,you will need R-13, which is the max. you can crowd into a 2 by 4

wall. You don't need insul. in the partitions.

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