Studs / Discussions

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

...studs. why not use 8" semi rigid, 3 1/2" between the studs and 2 " more semi rigid on the inside beneath the gyprock? Is that possible? Hi Tom, 2x4s can be us...

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

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...studs is building them in partnership with spray foam manufacturers that have changed to safer blower agents with lower GHGs (Greenhouse Gases), that would cert...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Do frost lines where studs are on a wall show a failure of spray foam insulation?

...studs in the form of frost lines. The temperature on the exterior of the wall where the studs are would be higher than the temperature adjacent to the stud bays...

Posted by Gerald Crozier July 22, 2019, 10:24 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

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

...studs and 15 inch deep cavities. My concern with doing 4 foot spacing would be that it might be difficult to have a solid and straight exterior wall. That’s a...

Posted by Steve Outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you re-do the insulation on a old cabin from the outside?

...studs, then adding fiberglass mats, finishing with Tyvek, furring and wooden exterior. Usually the vapor barrier is installed on the INSIDE of the studs, not on...

Posted by Raphael Couture Sept. 14, 2020, 8 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?

...studs to the interior of the block for seismic resistance and attach the studs to the block. The block walls will basically become a veneer. Can I apply a paint...

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How should I insulate basement Walls in climate zone 5?

...studs. I do not plan to apply any vapor barrier to the concrete or between the studs and drywall and the mineral wool has no vapor barrier. Is this space betwee...

Posted by Chad Johnson March 25, 2019, 8:33 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Is there thermal bridging in the Edelweiss REMOTE wall?

...studs, but they still go directly into the first layer of strapping which is itself directly screwed into the studs. So there is still some thermal bridging. Di...

Posted by David Pantalone Feb. 9, 2020, 4:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

Hi, I have a 1955 red all brick bungalow. the interior walls are a very thick plaster board (maybe 1" or more thick). I want to take the walls down to the stud...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...studs and CMU wall. I was planing on the following assembly : CMU Wall (cinder blocks) Rockwool comfortboard 80 1.25” to remove few studs and slide behi...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

Can you help with passive solar greenhouse exterior wall details?

...studs. 2) If I should have a vapour barrier, or let the wall breath (high humidity inside). Location and type of vapour barrier. 3) best rigid insulation ty...

Posted by Rick Carter Aug. 11, 2020, 8:06 a.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...studs (Studs kept off the wall obviously). Is this a viable solution? Should vents be added to allow full air flow behind the insulation, like in a roof space...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate my basement?

...studs and maybe even put the existing fiberglass batt insulation back in the cavities over the foam? 3. Leave it as is and insulate the new wall that will be ...

Posted by Chris Rogers Oct. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

...studs, but as per usual the cellulose has settled and there are big gaps at the top. As part of an extensive home renovation we have decided to strip the walls ...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?

...studs/joists (LVL or LSL)? Assuming the engineered lumber has greater strength and depth spans, does this offset the higher embodied energy to produce the engin...

Posted by Rachel Rodd Sept. 28, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...studs on 16oc all the way until Joist levels. ( Not insulated) can touch concrete. And no Vapor barrier. The basement is also dry and not humid. The joists ar...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How would I rectifiy problem of foundation wall cracks with finished basement?

...studs and four inches of batt insulation and then a vapour barrier and drywall. Two years ago I noticed cracking on the exterior of some of the foundation block...

Posted by Terry P July 22, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 2x8 wall?

...studs then osb then some thermal break , breathable foil , 3/4 space then sheathing. Inside I was thinking of 2" of spray foam or 2 layers of 4" foam board not ...

Posted by Michael Sweglar July 8, 2020, 10:43 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses