Tongue & Groove Bathroom

Old 11-27-00, 04:54 PM
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In the process of remodeling a 70 year old House on the NC Coast and it was rebuilt with walls from another house. It was completely done with Tongue & Groove (some bead-board). The wood is dry, has had worms, but is gorgeous pine (sandblasted two rooms!). My concern is this:
The wood is dry (very) and old and I have built the bathroom central to the house. We are insulating and have House-Wrap on it. Should I be concerned about moisture in the bathroom affecting the wood or going through the cracks and affecting my insulation? My brother is VERY concerned, but I'm told by paint shops.... no problem. We do plan to put a good oil-based primer and paint (White).

Old 11-27-00, 07:38 PM
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I, too, live on the NC Coast. (Gets a bit humid, huh?).
If your bath is properly vented, and you prime and paint the old wood as you said, you should have no problems.
Good Luck!
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Before you apply the pine, cover the insulation with a 6 ml. poly to prevent any moisture from contacting the insulation.

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