Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

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Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

Post by travishauch » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:15 pm

I was doing a 3 stud type corner but after watch your insulating video, I realized I won't have any in the corner. I was planning on doing R13 batts in the wall cavities. The XPS is 2".
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Re: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

Post by A. Spruce » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:22 pm

I wouldn't worry about it, fill the cavity with foam or bat insulation and be done with it.
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Re: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

Post by Shannon » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:59 pm

I agree in a basement where you already have 2” rigid foam and hopefully sealed joints that alone will give you excellent insulation value. Insulate what you can and move alone. On other corners I would simply install one wall with a regular end stud on it and then a second 2/4 nailed directly along side it but sticking out a couple of inches. This extra stud will act as the end stud of the other wall but allow you to insulate the corner easier.
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Re: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:56 pm

Building a bit on what Shannon said, I'd simply turn the end 2x4 by 90* and space it 1-1/2" from the end of the plates, thus giving you your inside corner support for drywall, insulate if so needed, and giving you the ability to attach the perpendicular walls together.
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Re: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

Post by travishauch » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:32 pm

My main 2 corners are already framed. I hope it’s ok. I attached a picture of how I did it.
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Re: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:04 pm

There is nothing wrong with how you did it, it's just overkill for what you're doing and hard to insulate, not that it needs it in this instance. 8-)
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Re: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

Post by Shannon » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:12 pm

A. Spruce wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:04 pm
There is nothing wrong with how you did it, it's just overkill for what you're doing and hard to insulate, not that it needs it in this instance. 8-)
I agree
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Re: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

Post by travishauch » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:41 pm

Thank you to both of you for all your help. It is much appreciated!

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