I have a basment with a firplace that only has 4.5" of space to the front of the fireplace. It has a conctrete block wall with a ledge with is trypical in rasied ranches. I attached some picture so you can see my issue.
What is the best way to build a narrow wall with 1/2 rock? Should i consider 2x3's instead?
Should I be worried about foam insulation on the block behine the wall? How about a vapor barrier?
Any advice would be great.
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For this situation I would recommend that you install a moisture barrier like house wrap against the block and then frame with 2x4s and insulate with Roxul insulation. You can then use a vapour barrier and drywall after that.
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