Fiberglass insulation between Steel Studs

Old 02-24-02, 06:13 PM
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Fiberglass insulation between Steel Studs

Normally when you install fiberglass insulation between wooden studs you can staple the paperface to the studs to hold it up. What can you do when you are using steel studs? I can keep the studs real close to the basement wall but I am trying not to compress the fiberglass.
Old 02-25-02, 06:40 AM
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Lightbulb 16" batting width for steel studs

Home Depot carries 16" width insulation which fits between the metal studs and 'tucks' in between the C-shape of one of the studs (Make sure they all face the same way)

However - it wasn't faced insulation.......
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Home Depot around here does not carry the 16" wide insulation (except really thick unfaced batts for attics). I was able to find faced 16" wide batts at a commercial building supply yard (steel studs are standard for commercial construction, pretty new for residential). Call around first, many places do not carry it.
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spray adhesive and 15" batts

I used 15" batts and spray adhesive. I stuffed the c-cavity with excess insulation and used a spray adhesive to hold the paper face. When the drywall is put up, the drywall screws will help hold the batts in place long term.

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