basement walls


Old 01-23-04, 05:40 PM
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basement walls

I tore down the 50's square paneling in my basement and found furring strips and then the concrete blocks. I'd like to add some insulation and electrical outlets. I was planing on framing walls with 2x4s, stapling in some insulation, and putting in a few receptacle boxes. But now I'm thinking that the room is so small, maybe I'm better off using furring strips and rigid insulation instead. I probably shouldn't be so concerned about the extra 3 inches I'm losing, right?
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Old 01-24-04, 01:36 PM
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framing with 2X4,s and insulating with R13 fiberglass vapour barrier and 1/2 inch drywall only takes 5 inches of the room dimension away from the exterior wall.The effectiveness of fibreglass bats compared to styrofoam makes it well worthwhile. Leave 1/2 inch gap between foundation wall and framing/insulation for air.

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