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sirbingo

03:19AM | 07/21/07
Member Since: 07/20/07
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Hey Y'all,

I've got a home insulation question here. I just installed insulation (paper side up) in my basement ceiling. The space is unheated. We use it as a laundry room, storage area, and woodworking area. My question is: Now that the insulation is up, I would like to cover it with something so that I don't have to see the pink stuff sticking out between the joists. I could always hang drywall but that would be too expensive and a pain in the butt as well....Do you guys/galls have any suggestions as what to use as a covering?

Someone suggested Tyvek but I am concerned that it might trap too much moisture. Hmmmm...

MistressEll

04:14PM | 07/21/07
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
1) it degrades when exposed to light, REALLY FAST.

2) it is FLAMABLE.

3) it is not legal (building codes, occupancy codes, fire codes) to have it exposed.

Pick something else, idealy something that isn't flamable, breathes, will reduce air-flow, etc.

Drywall, taped and seamed is often used. Fire-block your penetrations above, and use at least 1/2". X rated would be ideal if you have service appliances in the basement (water heaters, furnace, etc.) Then prime and paint it 2 coats.
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