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10-27-00, 06:19 AM   #1  
Well,

I finally replaced 2 exterior walls in a bedroom and put in the new insulation. You were a big help in my prep work, and made my first attempt at home renovation a successful one.

Now I have one last question.

Above my garage, the interior wall borders my daughter's room. The insulation looks like it sustained water damage at some point, so i want to replace. Now, since the above project, I know how to handle the intallation part, except for one thing. Since the paper side to face my daughter's room, how do i fasten the insulation to the wall? I would think stapling the insulation directly to the wall will compress it and reduse it's efficiency.
Any suggestions?

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10-27-00, 02:02 PM   #2  
It sounds like you will be replacing this insulation from the garage side. Once you have the sheetrock out of the way, remove just the fiberglass of the old insulation, leaving the kraft paper which should be on the bedroom side. For your new insulation, use unfaced batts of the proper width and friction fit them between the studs. Install new 5/8" (Type X) sheetrock on the garage side, and tape the joints. This is a firewall.

 
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10-27-00, 04:13 PM   #3  
Lefty,

There is no sheetrock on the garage side, only the bedroom side. Maybe i was unclear. My daughter's room is upstairs, and also the insulation was so damaged and old (36 years) that it is pretty much unsalvagable. Am i required to have sheetrock on the attic side? It is just open studs, filled with insulation (crumbling), and a tar paper cover.


 
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10-28-00, 02:21 AM   #4  
If I'm following you, your daughter's room is adjacent to the garage attic. Friction fit unfaced insulation between the studs and use wire ties to hold it in place. As long as the garage ceiling has 5/8" type X sheetrock on it for a firewall, you're fine. <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mike Dee:
Lefty,

There is no sheetrock on the garage side, only the bedroom side. Maybe i was unclear. My daughter's room is upstairs, and also the insulation was so damaged and old (36 years) that it is pretty much unsalvagable. Am i required to have sheetrock on the attic side? It is just open studs, filled with insulation (crumbling), and a tar paper cover.

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10-28-00, 10:36 AM   #5  
That sounds right. The only other question does it have to be unfaced? Because i have about 9 batts of R-13 faced just sitting in the garage.

Thanks for all your help!!

 
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10-29-00, 07:28 AM   #6  
Mike, go ahead and use the faced R-13 you have. Install it with the paper on your daughter's room side of the wall. Use an adhesive (apply it to the sheetrock and press the kraft face into it, or vica versa) to attach it. That will allow you to install it with having to try stapling it to the studs. Or simply friction fit it between the studs (paper in) and use the wire ties to hold it in place. <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mike Dee:
That sounds right. The only other question does it have to be unfaced? Because i have about 9 batts of R-13 faced just sitting in the garage.

Thanks for all your help!!
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10-29-00, 05:07 PM   #7  
All done Lefty! Actually did it before i got your last suggestion,and friction fit it, then used the wire ties.

will have to do until spring, when i replace it all!!

thanks a heap!

 
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