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sebrun

05:56AM | 03/11/03
Member Since: 02/12/03
19 lifetime posts
I've seen a lot of posts on insulating basement walls, but I only want to do basement ceiling. Here's my plan of attack - any suggestions/comments are most welcome. Please forgive some of my terminology - still learning.
1. Seal and insulate with rigid foam board where joists meet foundation - at the sole plate?
2. R19 6 1/4" thick faced fiberglass - facing up toward first floor.
3. 4 mil vapor barrier over entire ceiling surface - to cover joists and insulation.
4. Reinstall existing drop ceiling.

doug seibert

05:41AM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
#1.......depends

#2.......OK.....barrier up.....

#3......that's a second vapor barrier......don't use it.......

#4 Ok.......good luck



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