Bathroom insulation


Old 03-30-05, 06:13 AM
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Bathroom insulation

I am remodeling a bathroom and have ran into a question on insulating in the bath surround. I am installing new tile, backer board and a vapor barrier, can I install fiberglass insulation for sound reduction or am I possibly creating a problem down the road?
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Old 03-31-05, 05:03 PM
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You can install insulation as a sound barrier, which is common practice. As far as a vapor barrier, it doesn't really matter if the wall separates two conditioned spaces. What really counts with surrounds is the water permeability of the surround itself.
Old 03-31-05, 05:48 PM
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Well, both sides may be conditioned, but the bathroom side will definately have a high humidity! I'd think a vapor barrier would still be a good idea to minimize the condensation within the wall cavities.

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