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Old 07-20-2017, 02:42 PM   #1
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Basement Bath Insulation


The bath was framed against a deeper garage floor wall (not an outer wall) near the center of the basement. That "garage wall" is actually poured about 10 inches behind the bath/plumbed wall framing.

It has been partly insulated with Craft paper insulation - Owens Corning R-13. Intend on putting it up on the remaining walls, ceiling and connected closet.

I don't see that a vapor barrier would give much help but on the plumbed wall, should this insulation be okay to use? Studs have all different spans. Any concern is with potential moisture coming from copper pipes.
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Re: Basement Bath Insulation


If your concern is with condensation on the pipes (as opposed to leaking ), it makes all the sense in the world to have them surrounded with insulation and a vapor barrier. Insulation to help ensure that warm air doesn't get to them, and vapor barrier to hold back the extra moisture carried by warm air.

As long as you have no concerns about the pipes freezing in winter.

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If your concern is with condensation on the pipes (as opposed to leaking ), it makes all the sense in the world to have them surrounded with insulation and a vapor barrier. Insulation to help ensure that warm air doesn't get to them, and vapor barrier to hold back the extra moisture carried by warm air.

As long as you have no concerns about the pipes freezing in winter.
It is a heated basement. Stays pretty much nice year round. That's why I like a bedroom in the basement.
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