Insulation

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by Cookie, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Cookie

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    How does insullation get hung? Thank you.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2006
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

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    In normal instalations the craft/foil side is facing the interior of the home and stapled to the floor joyce or studs.
  3. ccbrands1

    ccbrands1 New Member

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    kraft/vapor barrier should face the conditioned space.

    same goes for attics and crawl spaces.
  4. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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    What we've got here is another opportunity to play with drywall...
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    You could staple up some paper (but it should not be coated so it was a vapor barrier) to help contain the fiberglass dust. Something like Tyvek would work. It wouldn't trap moisture, but would contain the dust and is fairly strong to boot. Tyvek, and similar products, will stop liquid water, but pass moisture vapor. If you can get a deal on landscaping cloth (maybe not the right name?) it might cost less. This stuff is used under the mulch to help keep weeds down, but passes moisture. Another advantage of something like Tyvek is the white will tend to brighten the basement.
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    You can also use screening or hardware cloth or they make an open weave plastic mesh that's used just for this sort of thing.. The best thing is, though, sheetrock...
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