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Basement Finishing and Renovations Has it been 2 years already? Time to work on finishing the basement into some extra living space.

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Old 2013-02-04, 11:54 AM
R.F.D. R.F.D. is offline
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Originally Posted by nileguy View Post
thanks Ill keep these in mind.
i read that if the rigid is less than 1.5 then you loosing the vapour barrier from the foam. i thought an extra .5" and get the r value benefit...
yes that is true, vapour barrier is required, however R value is relative to thickness of rigid....

1/2 = 3
1 = 6
1.5 = 9
2 = 12

Example I have 1" + roxul = R19
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Old 2013-02-04, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by nileguy View Post
btw RFD,
spray not in the budget!
you can buy some pretty affordable DIY kits....
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Old 2013-02-04, 01:26 PM
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I was looking into the strapping method and found this.
If code allows it in burlington I would seriously consider it. I dont think I need too much more wall insulation than the added foam board. The basement is warm as it is without the foam maybe because Im so above grade. Also, I am putting tyroc on the floor which I believe is R3.1.
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