Insulating behind a wood burning stove in a basement.
I’m in the process of finishing off my basement. Generally it stays pretty dry other than the occasional gutter malfunction. I built a 2×4 stud wall with r13 batts. Behind the studs and in front of the block is a layer of plastic sheeting. For the 1/2 of the basement that has been done for years, I don’t seem to have many moisture issues. However, I’ve decided to incorporate the wood burning stove into the finished section. Same deal, 2×4 studs with unfaced batts in this section covered by concrete board and eventually will cover that with stone. Again, plastic sheeting between the two walls spaced an inch or so from the block. The problem is, since this part of the wall gets very warm as opposed to the rest of the space, I’m getting crazy condensation between the plastic and the insulation. The wall hasn’t been stoned yet so now is the time to fix it. What would you recommend, that will hold up to high heat, to use in place of the batting/plastic setup?
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