New framing on concrete

Old 05-06-02, 12:13 PM
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New framing on concrete

I am installing/building/constructing a non-bearing wall that will be sitting on a concrete pad in the first level of my house. Should I install a vapor barrier between framing and concrete?

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Old 05-06-02, 05:33 PM
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Vapor barrier not needed. Simply use a pressure-treated 2x4 for the sole plate.
Old 05-09-02, 10:53 AM
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Checked for a pressure-treated 2x4 at Home Depot. The only ones that they had contained 4% arsenic. Is this correct? I am kinda skittish about putting arsenic into a kid's bedroom.

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