Basement insulation questions
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I’m refinishing my basement and I live in a 5A zone (Northern, NJ). I placed 1″ XPS against the walls and sealed seams w/ Tyvek Tape. Framed w/ 2×4’s and installed batt insulation. The batt that I installed has a Kraft paper on the side closest to the drywall. Although it was too late, I read on here that unfaced would probably be a better option, so I took a razor knife and cut the paper vertically down.
Will I be OK? I don’t want to have a double moisture barrier. Thats my main concern.
Also on one side of the house, the face of the 2×4’s for the wall framing extend about 6″ from the concrete wall because of pipes running along the walls. Hence, there is a gap between my rigid insulation and my 2×4′ batt wall. Is there any concern with this? I’ve omitted a vapor barrier.
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