Our house has a mostly-finished basement, one notable exception being
the laundry room, which has uncovered studs. Since the laundry room is
unheated and uninsulated, we want to install insulation between it and
the adjacent family room. I understand that Kraft-faced fiberglass
should be installed with the facing toward the warm side (i.e., toward
the family room) and is normally stapled to the studs before the
sheetrock is installed. But, because we have to install the installation
"from behind," as it were, how do we attach it? Can we use dollops of
adhesive to glue the facing to the back of the sheetrock that's already
in place? If so, what adhesive?
The real solution is to install insulation on the walls not adjacent
to the family room (that is the outside walls (if you have other rooms
without insulation) so that the laundry room becomes part of the
heated basement. You could still install insulation between the
laundry room and the family room but use unfaced bats.
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