Insulating recessed "boat nose" area

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Insulating recessed "boat nose" area

Post by [email protected] » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:06 am

Hello all,
I have this bay window area on the first floor that sits on the foundation that's shaped like a boat nose (picture). The foundation has been insulated with 2" XPS so far. The idea is to frame a wall straight through like in the picture. This will leave an empty space behind the wall, in front of the XPS foam where the "nose" is. Should I do anything else to that area to further insulate? Just leave it?
Thanks
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Re: Insulating recessed "boat nose" area

Post by Shannon » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:22 am

Its not super necessary IMO but depending on the depth you will want something there to keep the insulation in the framed all from falling out over time. If it s not really large a few batts of insulation standing in there would work or some wire strung along the back of the framed wall will work as well.
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Re: Insulating recessed "boat nose" area

Post by [email protected] » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:35 am

Great. Tanks. I have some 1 x 3 strapping lying around. I could slap some on the back of the frame.

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Re: Insulating recessed "boat nose" area

Post by Shannon » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:47 pm

That would work.
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