Basement Bathroom Insulation/Vapor Barrier

Discussion in 'Insulation and Radiant Barriers' started by zoso13, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Oct 19, 2010 #1

    zoso13

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    Seems like lots of different opinions on this question. Would greatly appreciate any help.

    Situation: Renovating existing basement bathroom. Have demo-ed down to the studs. One wall (where half of new corner shower kit will be) is framed against below-grade cinderblock foundation, other walls are interior basement. Only tile will be on the floor, walls will be mold-resistant drywall. There will be a vent in the ceiling.

    Question: Should I insulate any of the walls? Should I use faced insulation? Should I use a separate vapor barrier? If yes, should the vapor barriers be facing out or in?

    Thanks in advance.

    Jim in WV.
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010 #2

    nealtw

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    Insulate between studs and bearier on inside to keep moisture away from framing
     

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