Insulation question
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Getting ready to finish the main bathroom. The shower will be in a corner with one wall being exterior. 2 by 4 studs.
I want to beef up the insulation on the outside wall. Options as I see them:

Add to the studs and use 6 inch fiberglass

Fill the 2x 4 wall with sheet styrofoam

Leave the 3 1/2 inch fiberglass in place and put sheet foam over the studs, then drywall. 1 inch foil faced foam or 2 inch styrofoam?

I really don't see an easy way to do the wall with spray foam.


Your thoughts?

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  Re: Insulation question by goaliedad (Getting ready to fin...)
(05-29-2021, 12:41 PM)goaliedad Wrote: Getting ready to finish the main bathroom. The shower will be in a corner with one wall being exterior. 2 by 4 studs.
I want to beef up the insulation on the outside wall. Options as I see them:

Add to the studs and use 6 inch fiberglass

Fill the 2x 4 wall with sheet styrofoam

Leave the 3 1/2 inch fiberglass in place and put sheet foam over the studs, then drywall. 1 inch foil faced foam or 2 inch styrofoam?

I really don't see an easy way to do the wall with spray foam.


Your thoughts?

I'm not sure the 'benefit' will be worth the bother.
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  Re: RE: Insulation question by KC ([quote='goaliedad' p...)
(05-29-2021, 02:27 PM)KC Wrote: I'm not sure the 'benefit' will be worth the bother.

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  Re: Insulation question by goaliedad (Getting ready to fin...)
Your most cost effective option is to use R-15 fiberglass in the standard 3-1/2" studs.  Foam board will be only marginally higher at 17.5.  For greater insulation you would either need to go with spray foam or increase the stud depth.  

John
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  Re: Insulation question by goaliedad (Getting ready to fin...)
I'm with John on this one as to your options; my choice would be the spray foam insulation (BTDT). More R value and air tight. However, in today's environment it may be difficult to get someone out to do a small job.

Doug
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  Re: RE: Insulation question by Tapper (I'm with John on thi...)
(05-30-2021, 01:46 AM)Tapper Wrote: I'm with John on this one as to your options; my choice would be the spray foam insulation (BTDT). More R value and air tight. However, in today's environment it may be difficult to get someone out to do a small job.

Doug

Actually, you can buy DIY spray foam kits now, but they aren't cheap.  

John
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  Re: Insulation question by goaliedad (Getting ready to fin...)
(05-29-2021, 12:41 PM)goaliedad Wrote: Add to the studs and use 6 inch fiberglass

if your thinking here is sister 2 by 6 studs, something easier and more economical is to rip some 2 by stock down to 2". cut into 6" blocks. mount 2' o.c. up the existing studs

if you want to get really creative, look into mooney wall construction.
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