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Radiant - Gypcreet

KCAKCA Member Posts: 284
Hello...



  What are you guys using for insulation when you have a Radiant staple down and Gypcreet over.   I can't put any insulation in the joist cavity below & I feel like I need some...  Have you been using a Bubble wrap / reflective insulation and staple to it?



   Thanks for your help



  :-)  Ken

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  • SWEISWEI Member Posts: 7,356
    Joist cavity below

    Why not?
  • ZmanZman Member Posts: 3,338
    Warm Board

    Ken,

    I am guessing you have finished ceiling below. Can you blow in insulation?



    First off  bubble wrap will not work in a radiant system. The "reflective" value only works in an air space. Even then it is suspect and not allowed by most codes. The other thing to look at is the compressive rating. If the product will compress under load, the gyp will crack. If you can afford the space rigid insulation would work.



    Why are you looking for a high mass system? I would take a hard look at a product like warm board. You can put rigid insulation under it and eliminate the thermal "flywheel effect"



    Carl
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • GordyGordy Member Posts: 6,795
    Zman

    X2



    If headroom is an issue fan fold before bubble wrap. R1 is 100% better than r0. Or bubble wrap.
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