Basement bathroom

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Gisele
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Basement bathroom

Post by Gisele » Sun May 13, 2018 6:39 pm

Hey Shannon, I am building a corner basement bathroom where the exterior earth is above grade. The interior wall (from the builder)consists of 1/6 ‘’ thick X 5ft-6’’ high black paper directly on the concrete followed by pink fiberglass batt insulation 4 to 5’’ thick to the inside face of the studs to which a paper (silver on one side and cardboard color on the other) approximately 1mm is stapled to the studs to which the drywall is attached. I will be replacing the drywall with the moisture resistant bathroom drywall.
Do you think my present insulation is adequate ( R value unknown) ? If not what would you recommend? We live in the suburbs of Montreal & this bungalow was built in 1985.
My second question is wether panels for the bathroom ceiling is ok from a moisture point of view?
Thanks a lot for your help. I’m a big fan!
Alvin


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Shannon
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Re: Basement bathroom

Post by Shannon » Sun May 13, 2018 7:46 pm

Your r value would be around 18-20 based on what you have explained. And that will be fine.
For the ceiling I am assuming that you are talking about suspended ceiling tiles? Check the manufactures recommendations for the specific panels you have chosen.
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graysherry24
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Re: Basement bathroom

Post by graysherry24 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:35 am

I think it is adequate but remember if you are planning for walls then make sure that the heights of the wall is high.

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