Basement Ceiling

Old 03-11-03, 08:09 AM
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Basement Ceiling

I am redoing my basement and after removing the finishing done in the mid-60's I found that the basement ceiling had a vapor barrier (no insulation in ceiling, basement is in the ground, not a walkout). Mind you the walls were constructed as foil against the block, 2x2 strapping, and paneling.

Anyway, I was planning on installing a drywall ceiling without using a vapor barrier. There are existing heating ducts/vents and a cold air return in the basement, which I plan to supplement with a zero-clearance gas fireplace.

I can't see the point of the ceiling VB (above the basement is the main living area of the house, which is heated/cooled), but wondered what I might not be considering.

Thanks for any comments.
Old 03-11-03, 05:08 PM
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Vapor barrier is not required in a ceiling of a lower level and does not provide a benefit.

Good Luck!

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