I finally finished putting up the last batts of insulation down the
middle of the shop ceiling this afternoon (yea!). However, the last
pack of insulation I bought from the orange Borg was labeled "metal
frame" in addition to the usual R-13, 3 1/2", 96" markings. What is the
significance of that particular marking? The batts and tabs don't seem
to be noticeably different from the batts I had previousl purchased.
Any insight into this would be appreciated.
This could be for use the new type metal studs used for framing. The only
reason I say this is that I just happened to help put up a metal stud framed
interior wall for an interior conference room. Close by is a dance studio,
so we thought we would insulate for a bit of soundproofing. I noticed that
the fibreglass batts didn't fit in as snug as I normally find them to do
with 2X4 wood studs. By the way, those metal studs are a pain to work with
Paul in MN
Correct. Except for the fact that the metal stud systems aren't very new.
Metal studs a shaped like the letter "C". An insulation batt will fit into the
open end of the stud. So if the studs are 16"o.c., then for metal studs the
batts need to be 16" wide. For a wood stud wall, the batts only need to be
14.5" wide, because the thickness of the stud fills up the other 1.5".
Not if you know what you are doing. For an experienced carpenter/installer,
they're easier to frame with than wood.
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Thanks for the insight. I'll have to doublecheck whether they were
24" or 22.5". They installed in the trusses with no problem, so I'm not
worried either way, it's just good information to file away for the
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