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Brick home no insulation


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03-03-11, 03:19 PM   #1  
Brick home no insulation

At my FIL's house It's brick with cinderblock and un insulated. His tennant moved out and he wants to put 2x3's or 2x4's on the flat and put an 1.5" of insulation in the cold living room wall. I say pull the sheetrock and fir strips off and put 2x4's and 3.5" of insulation. He dont want to deal with the demolition. My thought is the dust is from the sanding of spackle so just go to the cinderblock and put 2x4's and 3.5" of insulation. My question is it worth putting a wall up with just 1.5" of insulation. The heat and outlets still need to be moved either way. Am I right ? Thank's

 
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03-03-11, 04:25 PM   #2  
So he wants to leave the current wall in place and put another infront of it? He could just skip the 2x4's and put 2" foam and then his layer of drywall over that. He'll get more R value that way.

 
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03-03-11, 08:41 PM   #3  
Thank's for the reply. I'm going to suggest that to him.

 
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