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Rediranch

11:17AM | 11/12/03
Member Since: 10/28/03
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I have two questions.
I have a stucco home, and have a question about exterior wall insulation in a shower/bath, and about the blown in insulation that I have.

First, in my master bathroom, 2 of the three walls to the shower/tub are exterior. The longest wall in the shower/tub has a recessed soap dish that was inserted into the fake marble surface the builder installed.

Well, long story short, the soap dish fell out, and we found absolutely no trace of any insulation in between the studs, for this wall. I can reach into the wall and touch the black paper they put up prior to putting on the styrofoam.

Shouldnt there be insulation in that wall?

Second question - I was crawling around our attic, and found that very few of our interior walls have any kind of covering - insulation - between the drywall of the wall, and the hot attic. I understand that we didnt pay extra for insulation in each interior wall (for sound), but shouldnt there be something covering the tops of the walls? I can reach down in the walls, from the attic, and feel the cool air.

Thx.


Piffin

03:43PM | 12/27/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
The climate you are in has a lot to do with the answers to these questions, but in general, yes, there should be insulation there.

Rediranch

02:01AM | 12/29/03
Member Since: 10/28/03
5 lifetime posts
Thanks. I'm in the desert.

The builder finally took (some) responsibility and said that there should have been insulation in the wall, and they "don't know what happened to it".

Piffin

06:12PM | 12/29/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Making such a statement is not taking responsibility.
Putting insulation is all the walls where it is missing without charge would be.

Rediranch

03:47PM | 12/30/03
Member Since: 10/28/03
5 lifetime posts
They did the latter.

We saved (luckily, too) a piece of paper we were given when we moved in, that stated that exterior walls would have unfaced R13 in them, and blown in insulation in the attic.

However, during a walkthru inspection, the builder first said that he would have to find out if insulation was supposed to be in the particular wall we found it not to be in.

Then during a later phone conversation (after this posting), they implied that we took it out of the wall (although there are no indications that it was ever there).

We are on our way to getting it corrected, along with a number of other problems they failed to plan for when constructing our home.

Thx for the reply.

[This message has been edited by Rediranch (edited December 30, 2003).]

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