insulate my walls - please

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Old 03-10-05, 09:09 AM
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insulate my walls - please

the walls to my house are poured concrete - in the winter the walls can be quite cold - to insulate the walls - can I attach furring strips to the walls, place 3/4" foam sheets between the furring strips, then dry wall. It seems like it will work without losing too much room in the house BUT will it knock the cold down?
 
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Old 03-10-05, 09:53 AM
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Thats about what they do down here. make sure to use P/T furring strips. If you are going to stay there long Id go for a 2X4 wall with a R 13 insulation in it

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with 2 x 4 can it be 2" deep or does it need to be 4" deep - 4" plus drywall would make a fair size room too small, I would think
 
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Old 03-10-05, 10:46 AM
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You could go flat with a 2X4 that would lit you get 1 1/2" in for insulation but you would have to use the polystyrene.
if you go that way you could use just P/T 2X2.

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why should I use pressure treated wood and do I put in a vapor barrier?


oh and by the way thanks - this is a great and helpful site
 
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Old 03-15-05, 09:56 AM
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Call and ask code there . Here code calls for P/T wood when set to the cement floors or walls. Id put a 4 mil poly over the wood and insulation as a good buck up V/B on the room side.


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