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basement walls -full or 1/2 insulated ?


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07-01-04, 10:34 PM   #1  
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basement walls -full or 1/2 insulated ?

do I need to insulate floor to ceiling full or only 1/2 way from the top down ?
r12 baton ,vapour barrier,clean 16" centre, poured concrete walls 8.5 inch thick
if so and why would help. Canadian winters so frost is a factor

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07-08-04, 04:44 PM   #2  
we hang a 4 mil poly on the cement wall put the stud wall up 1" out . Then a R 13 from top to bottom. dont forget to put a R19 up in the joist space there on the sill plate all around the home.

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