Basement Wall Framming

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Basement Wall Framming

Post by vandamfam » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:12 am

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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Re: Basement Wall Framming

Post by Shannon » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:27 pm

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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