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insulating 2x6 staggered studs 24OC

I recently framed my basement with 2x4 studs on a 2x6 plate staggered 24OC (each side).

What is the proper way to insulate? Are there any pictures? I don't think "weaving" is the preferred method.

Should I use R19 23" and carve out peices or am I better off simply insulating each side with R13 in between the respective cavities. What I don't want to do is ruin the decoupling by compressing the insulation.

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I dont know if this is the 'normal' method. I did 16oc 2x4 (meaning that there was a stud every 8"). I took 16" insulation and cut a split almost to the kraft paper so the insulation would go over the side of the 'middle' stud as apposed to compress. It didnt need much of a split because it already had some clearance because it was offset.


I dont like cutting insulation but with a 2x4 to compress and use as a straight edge...it went pretty fast.

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any method that doesn't compress the insulation will be fine
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any method that doesn't compress the insulation will be fine
does it matter if I use kraft facing? Also, should the paper touch the drywall or will the sound get to the insulation via the top and bottom plates?
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