Regarding Rough-In wiring

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Old 06-23-15, 05:39 PM
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Regarding Rough-In wiring

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I'm new to this DIY forum. I'm planning to finish my basement this summer and very first thing I was checking to finish my rough in electrical. However in few of my walls I'm having a second insulation (I don't know what it calls) and there are little white round plastics in between. Please see the attached picture.


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Old 06-23-15, 06:14 PM
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The wafer attachment pieces won't have anything to do with your rough in wiring, since the wiring will go through the studs. You are installing stud walls, right??
 
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Old 06-23-15, 06:38 PM
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Yes, build a stud wall in front of the foil insulation and install your electrical in that. I suspect the foil insulation is covering a block/concrete foundation.
 
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Old 06-23-15, 09:20 PM
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Those white discs are securing the insulation to the wall.
 
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Old 06-24-15, 06:57 AM
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Thanks Tolyn. Now it is more clear. Yes behind the foil insulation there are concrete.
 
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Thanks Chandler...I didn't know I need to do framing in front of this wafer attachment. Will that be regular framing/studs or is there any specific studs I need to install.
 
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You just need something solid to attach the wiring and boxes to. Wood or metal studs are ok. Is the finished wall going to be drywall?
 
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Yes it will going to be drywall
 
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Old 06-24-15, 10:37 AM
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Metal studs do not warp like wood.
 
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Old 06-24-15, 12:30 PM
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A standard wall should be spaced about an inch from your insulation to account for aberrations in wall straightness. Place your bottom plate, which is pressure treated lumber, and build your corners and install your studs, capturing it all with double top plates. Having a wall apart from your concrete and insulation will allow for any plumbing, electrical, data, etc. that you will need in the room, and will allow a good nailing surface for your wall covering.
 
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