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post #1 of 3 Old 11-01-2010, 08:05 PM - Thread Starter
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Ok guys..my head is spinning from reading all the different opinions on how to properly insulate a basement. I've just completed the framing, electrical in my basement with the primary use as a home theater. All my outer walls I came out an inch from the concrete to allow for air flow. Now...How should I and what material should I use to insulate? Faced not faced? Vapor barrier or no? I live in Indiana so I get all the seasons. Thanks
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-01-2010, 08:47 PM
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Local climate makes a difference. Where do you live? Whatever advice you get here needs to be cross checked with your county building code office which will have a local standard.
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Usually R13 in wall would suffice in basement, I live in Pennsylvania and my local code requires vapor barrier, if you use faced batts, you are fine, if you use unfaced, you need vapor barrier, check with your local code.
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