Mold in insulation and wall

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Old 02-23-08, 10:51 AM
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Mold in insulation and wall

This room was gutted about 8 years ago. As you can see, there is mold on the insulation and wall. The wall being the other side of the cedar clapboard siding. I can actually see daylight through this wall. It's a north wall and gets little to no sunlight.How should I redo this wall? Should I do a tear off on the outside and install plywood and redo install the siding? It's cold and icy outside now, and I need to finish this bathroom before april.http://babysbathroom.blogspot.com/ here is a picture. I was thinking about installing some foamboard and them some insulation on this next go-round. I had this posted in the insulation vaper barrior section, but that section gets little traffic.
 
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Toss the insulation and the drywall.

Strip off the siding.

Install sheathing or plywood and house wrap over that. Reinstall the siding.

Do what you can to kill the mold.

Reinsulate, install a vapor barrier and then new drywall or whatever you want.
 
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Old 02-23-08, 02:00 PM
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Sidiing is fine just kill the mold, Insulation must go.
 
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Mold in insulation and wall

You need to stop the moisture from coming in through the holes and gaps you referred to. If water can get tin, it is not adequate.
 
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Old 02-24-08, 06:20 AM
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I believe that moist air is getting in, not water. I already threw away that moldy insulation, but I need to finish this wall out. For now , would it work if I caulked the cracks and put something over the inside side of the clapboard. ,,,Can I do just one side at a timeif I tear off and do the plywood/ house wrap installation?
 
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