Vapor barrier

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Old 10-03-03, 06:50 PM
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Question Vapor barrier

I am redoing part of my interior walls, and was wondering if it would hurt anything to put a layer of plastic sheeting over the paper backed insulation.
 
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Old 10-03-03, 07:44 PM
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Only one vapor barrier.
 
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Old 10-04-03, 01:50 PM
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V/B

Paper back or not we put up a 2 mil poly V/B on the ceiling and walls. Let it cover any windows if we can till done with the dry wall. It helps keep the windows clean till trim out ED
 
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Old 10-04-03, 03:25 PM
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This works well in SOME parts of the country. If, however, you were to do it in Houston, TX or some other places with a combination of HIGH HUMIDITY, and NOT REAL EXTREMES of average temperature, you could have a SICK house in a few years. Those walls need to breath, so a "breathable" barrier is a much better choice, IMHO.

Frank
 
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THANKS FOR THE INFO GUYS. GREAT SITE! JEFF
 
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