My basement walls have 1.5"xps against the foundation then studded out with fg insulation and drywall. My front wall however ONLY has the 1.5" xps (slot type) fastened with fur strips in the slots and drywall attached to that..ie no studding. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s a little lower r-value but this wall faces the stairway bottom where space was a little tight. Also I have 10+ feet of closet there hiding clean outs, pipes and my water meter. I saw no need to stud the area out for a closet.
There is however an 8Ã¯Â¿Â½ span of wall to the right of the closet that lies in a living area. I want to add baseboard heat to this area. You cannot put baseboard under outlets which are already in place on the walls surrounding this area. Can you put the baseboard along the wall that has the drywall over the xps. They can drop the wire through the studded side wall and come out the side into the baseboard that appears as though it will just fit this space. A stat could even be on the side wall. Is this code compliant and more important would it be safe. If not I am looking into an in wall heater if anyone cares to comment on the positive or negatives to those.