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joppo

11:19AM | 01/18/03
Member Since: 01/17/03
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I'm toying w/ the idea of converting my garage to a bed and bathroom. The existing walls are 2x4. In order to be able to accommodate an R-19 fiberglass insulation, I'm thinking I could fur out (or in)w/ 2x2's. Is this reasonable? If so, should I run the furring vertically along the existing studs or horizontally across them?

Also, while I'm at it, is there a way to "isolate" a toilet so that the flushing noise doesn't travel along the raised floor joists and be heard in an ajoining room? It's the DR!

Thanks,Jim

Altereagle

08:14AM | 01/20/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
R-13 is code, put r-30 in the attic instead... that's where you'll get higher pay back & r-19 in the floor. But if you want? you could fir vertically, be sure to use construction adhesive.

Wrap the pipes in insulation & try to isolate the strapping by putting rubber (or similar) washers between the joist & those fasteners. Where the pipe contacts the existing joists place a tiny bit of expandable foam.. or to be safer you could try a few layers of old tire tube.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

[This message has been edited by Altereagle (edited January 20, 2003).]

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