Feedback on This Plan for Insulating Around Basement Plumbing
Hi I’m hoping there is nothing wrong with my idea as it would just make life easier for me. I want to insulate my basement wall by glueing eps foam right to concrete and then glueing my drywall directly on top. I do not plan to run any wires in wall. All my wires are running in metal conduit now. If I want to hang anything like a picture frame I will use adhesive hooks or tape. There is my Pvc drain line and my main water line on this wall. Instead of creating boxes and access panels I think I just want to recess into the wall basically insulate around it. Any harm in doing this or violation? I’m not looking to make the cover of hgtv at the moment and I can simply always box out after the fact. Will it just look weird, not sure if I ever saw this on a wall. Picture attached, I’m basically just going to try to square the wall around everything so I have clean edges with plumbing recessed in wall. Is this somehow a code violation? I know I would lose some heat in this area but it’s a small amount of the entire wall. My reasons for doing this is: future renovation will not require ripping out any insulation to get to plumbing, I can replace any plumbing easily, I do not need to add 4-5 access panels as I have my main valve shut off, clean out, an instant water heater, and another shut off valve in this wall.
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