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Unread 01-12-2020, 11:40 AM   #1
D & D Reno
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Location: Northern Michigan
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Insulation for exterior wall niche

First post, long time lurker. Licensed builder, one of our specialties is tile. Switched over to the Schluter system 2 yeas ago. Before that, cement board, mud pans or Tile Redi pans.

Wanted to ask some other professionals their experience regarding shower niches in exterior walls. Do you do them? What do you do for insulation? Smash back the fiberglass mat? XPS foam board behind them on 2x6 walls?

I've read through plenty of posts on here and other places, not much info. Lots of, "I don't do them". I agree it isn't the first choice, but I know people have to be doing them.

We are in Northern Michigan, climate zone 6.
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