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    Default how to handle internal concrete walls?

    I have three internal separation 10" concrete walls. Should I insulate them first or just put frame against them?

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    Are there any signs of moisture on these walls (efflorescence or staining)? Tape a sheet foil or plastic at least 10 x10" in size against the wall 2-3' from the floor for a week (maybe even in a few places, especially a foot or so from an intersection with an exterior wall), and see if the concrete under the sheet looks damp or in any way different from the fully exposed wall.

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    Apparently none of the areas is independently heated or cooled, so why would insulation be a factor?
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    Lessee...

    ...subsoil temps less than 50F... (check!)

    ....design frost-depth of 48"... (check!)

    ...concrete partition intersects exterior foundation wall with no exterior insulation... (check!)

    Nope, no insulation needed here!

    Compared to Cave Creek AZ with ~70F deep subsoil temp, and a 100-year design frost depth of 3" that NEEDs no frost-heave considerations on how deep the foundation footings need to be...

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