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Vapor barrier question

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04-03-03, 04:31 PM   #1  
Vapor barrier question

I'm in the process of completely remodeling a room. I used faced insulation in the walls, but there are places where the facing has torn.

Can I put up plastic to ensure a complete vapor barrier? Or should I even worry about these small holes?

Is there any reason that I shouldn't go ahead and put up the plastic barrier for my own peace of mind?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

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04-03-03, 04:57 PM   #2  
Yes you can put up plastic if you want too, however you must cut a big X in all the paper because now the paper will no longer be your barrier. However buying paper insulation did cost you more per role. You can tape up the holes if you want, if the holes are small and few then I wouldn't worry about it. Plastic is a better vapor barrier.

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04-03-03, 06:22 PM   #3  
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you should use the plastic regardless.

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