2x4 framing / Discussions

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

...2x4 CLS and framing a double stud wall I would then pack with cellulose. Thing is, the yard also proposed local sawn 2x4's which are cheaper than the CLS but I ...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...2x4 framing (filled with rockwool batt), and then drywall. Which one of these approaches should I use? 1) Sandwich multiple EPS pieces againt rim joists/cripp...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to install basement insulation with existing framing?

...framing followed by drywall to achieve proper vapor barrier against the block and insulation? We'd rather not remove the 2x4's (and metal tracking) to get 2" of...

Posted by Nick Trotta Sept. 20, 2021, 8:29 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 7 Responses

How do you best use polyiso insulation in a basement?

...2x4 stud framing, (bottom plate N0T in direct contact with concrete floor but iso is) Stud bays properly filled with Roxul/rockwool insulation, NO poly vapor ba...

Posted by Iain Matheson Jan. 24, 2020, 7:45 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Which type of exterior insulation to use on a house?

...2x4 framed , cavities filled with batt insulation and old 3 mil vapour barrier inside The 2x4 framing is actually sheathed with a buffalo board type of materi...

Posted by Trevor Marshand May 26, 2020, 1:16 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a cottage reno adding an insulation blanket?

...2x4" framing with fiberglass. The sheathing was 7/16 asphalt sheathing with an exterior stained plywood on top (with batten strips). We have restained it seve...

Posted by Barton Rowe Feb. 28, 2021, 1:27 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...framing a 2x4 wall, then adding Rockwool. Unfortunately, due to some areas, like stairs and a laundry room which I’m not planning to demo, I’m unable to continu...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

In your Edelweiss house you use 2x6 studs. Why not use 2x4 studs and add 2" rigid on the inside?

...2x4s can be used for homes no problem, but it definitely fattens up the posts required between windows. The sections of wall between the south-facing windows in...

Posted by Tom Wagar Aug. 25, 2019, 3:40 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

When using larsen trussees, what is the maximum spacing between TJIs

I am mounting larsen trusses outboard of my structural 2 x 4 framing. i read an article that was spacing TJIs at 4' oc and ws wondering how big a cavity can be...

Posted by steve outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How can I insulated the outside walls of a workshop without doing harm?

I have recently decided, due to the astronimical costs of hydro in Ontario, to further insulate my shop. My exisiting shop is 2x4 framed, with R14 roxul and 6 ...

Posted by Charley Nelson Aug. 27, 2021, 9:28 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you replace windows in a double stud wall house?

...2x4 interior wall simply for the purpose of adding additional insulation. Below is a photo of a double wall system that may or may not look like yours, but in t...

Posted by Sasha June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...framing and it has siding on the outside (and you are really just looking for a bit more comfort in the spring and fall) then I would treat it as a normal stud-...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

I live in Southern Alberta and will be replacing my exterior vinyl siding with wood, I also want to add insulation at the same time. It's a 2x4 wall with pink ...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 12 Responses

Halo Exterra rigid exterior insulation - has anyone work with it?

...framing a 2x6 wall and using fiberglass batts. This page about choosing between OSB and Plywood for exterior sheathing explains it at greater length, hope that ...

Posted by George Shannon Jan. 21, 2020, 3:39 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 9 Responses

How can I get rid of moisture between the vapor barrier and the insulation in a basement?

...framing where the bottom of the wood siding, sill of the wood framing and bottoms of studs is rotting because the grade changed and soil came up over the level ...

Posted by David Mitchell Aug. 14, 2018, 6:32 p.m. Basements improvements 42 Responses

Can you create a passive wine cellar by insulating and air sealing a crawl space?

...framing a wall between the crawl space and the wine cellar, make sure the vapor barrier is on the interior of the wine cellar side to contain the higher moistur...

Posted by JC Wong April 2, 2021, 6:50 p.m. Crawl spaces 5 Responses