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comment Wisconsin Basement Finishing questions
What if I were to tack 2x2 boards to each of the studs in order to fit the 5.5" insulation? Is that to code in most states?
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Unfortunately I would have to remove the current framing to put up the Roxul boards. I'd rather not have to do that
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I am getting ready to buy the Roxul. I have a question or two before I make the purchase. The 2009 IECC tells me that a basement must have R15/19 here (energycode.pnl.gov/EnergyCodeReqs/?state=Wisconsin). My framing is 2x4 with an inch gap between it and the foundation wall. Roxul insulation comes in three types R15, R23, and R30. The R23 and R30 are too thick to fit in the 4 1/2 inch deep cavities. Can I get away with R15? Is the R-value of my basement insulation something that can cause an inspection failure?
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I think I'm going to look at the roxul. Thanks!!
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If I understand correctly, you're saying the roxul should be touching the drylocked foundation wall from between the joists to about 1 or 2 feet below ground level? Then the framing and then sheet rock?
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DA01: I've read your post two or three times now. Very informative. My problem was that the framing is up already. Squeezing the sheets of foam insulation between the framing and foundation wall would be a chore, not to mention adhering them. I'm just wondering if it's absolutely necessary or if there is something else I can do that will accomplish the same thing without the chore.
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comment How do I interpret my furnace clearance diagram?
I believe the C means the furnace may be installed on a combustible floor.
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We are actually planning to leave the front and back of the furnace completely open. The left side is flush to my chimney. I am mostly worried about the wall that is going to be constructed against the right side. According to these requirements I can put that wall flush?
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Or a lightbulb that you can replace.
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