Insulation ??


Old 03-06-05, 08:13 PM
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Insulation ??

What exactly is a "vapor barrier"

Trying to insulate my metal 800 sq ft workshop.

Does the "poly " go on both sides of the insulation or just one side?

Huge Huge moisture problem with my tools here in Louisiana!

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Old 03-07-05, 08:16 PM
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This site discusses Vapor Barriers. In areas where you experience very humid weather, it recommends the Vapor Barrier goes on the outside on the insulation.
Old 03-19-05, 05:56 AM
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We just purchased our home and believe it not not there is no entry to the attic so I can check the amount of insulation. Where is the best place to install an entry. Closet / Hallway?
Old 03-20-05, 04:46 AM
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It depends if you want easy access to the attic on a regular basis. If you intend just to gain access to insulate, then in a closet is best. If you want access to not only insulate but to use the attic to store things, then the hallway is best.

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