CA title 24 and insulation


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Old 10-05-13, 05:40 PM
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CA title 24 and insulation

I know I can go to the city to get this answer but I would rather not since it's a pain in the ass and I already spend too much time there. As I understand it, any walls or ceiling I open must be insulated to title 24 requirements. This makes sense when opening an entire wall section. For my kitchen remodel, I will be opening a section of wall across from the kitchen (when removing a partition wall) only one stud bay wide from floor to ceiling and a section of ceiling the same width. Do I really need to change the insulation in this one section to meet requirements even though the rest of the wall and ceilings insulation would remain original? Seems silly but I guess that is california...
 
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Old 10-06-13, 03:47 AM
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Does title 24 require interior walls to be insulated? You will be getting an inspection on this, so I would say install what insulation you need in the bay that you open and move on. You are only opening the bay, not the entire wall, from what I understand. Yep, silly, but typically Californya.
 
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Old 10-06-13, 08:50 AM
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Sorry, ment to say its an exterior wall that the partition wall meets, and that is the bay I am opening.
 
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Old 10-06-13, 12:08 PM
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I should think the outside wall would be insulated. Is it not?? I would insulate the part I opened up and let them see that for inspection.
 
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Old 10-09-13, 06:56 AM
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It is insulated. I would just have to change the insulation to meet title 24 and think it is silly that one bay will have a higher r factor insulation that all the others.
 
 

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