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comment How should I insulate a cantilevered bay with plumbing, ducting, and electrical?
This is essentially what I did, though I used fiberglass instead of mineral wool. I filled the second through-hole with a couple pieces of rigid foam board with Great Stuff to fill the gaps. The first through-hole I just filled with Great Stuff for Large Openings (black can). Not ideal, but hopefully it will do the trick. I then filled the cavities with fiberglass and covered the whole thing with 3/8" plywood, caulking all seams.
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comment How to properly insulate a garage?
A couple of questions: 1. Why the R11 limit if the trusses are 2x4 rather than 2x6? Is this a code issue or a practical limit? Seems to me that there's no physical limitation to putting thicker insulation between the trusses. 2. What about 3/4" sheetrock on 24" trusses? Would it be considerably cheaper to use 5/8" and add strapping? I'm looking at approx. 480 sq feet of ceiling.
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comment How to properly insulate a garage?
To answer some of your questions: - The garage is free-standing (not attached) - The previous owner used this property as a vacation rental, and walled in one bay of the garage (up to the trusses), presumably for personal storage. That's the wall you see in one of the pics. - I am planning on insulating and finishing the outside walls. I'm more curious about the right way to do the ceiling - I'm not concerned with adding a floor or any storage space in what will be the "attic", though I am planning to add pull-down stairs for access.
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comment How to properly insulate a garage?
To answer some of your questions: