Basement Finish


Old 03-05-01, 07:50 AM
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Hi I'm buying a new house with a full basement that I want to finish. My question is the home comes with the heavy vinyl insulation on the concrete walls. Ceiling is 8' so I want to use a 2x2 frame for the exterior walls. Problem is I think I need a horizonatal cross piece that I've been told I can fasten into the wall. My concern is that the insulation will be compressed and I'll loose the insulating value. Ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 03-05-01, 03:00 PM
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What will you be covering the 2X2's with? Paneling and sheetrock? If so, you won't need any horizontal blocking between the 2X2's.
Old 03-06-01, 11:46 AM
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Thanks Lefty, I'm planning on using 1/2" wallboard so didn't know if I needed to better support the 2x2's. Do you think I'm making a mistake (going cheap) by using the 2x2 rather than a 2x4. Not sure how much cheaper it would be.

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