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Old 07-27-03, 07:47 AM
printman44
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I want to remodel my living room and utility room by removing the existing wall, and building a new wall 3 feet further into the living room. This wall will be the entire width of both rooms. I have two questions:

Can I nail in place the top plate and bottom plate, then add the studs? I don't see how I can fabricate the wall beforehand due to lack of space.

Should I put a vapor barrier on either or both sides of the new wall?
 
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Old 07-27-03, 01:11 PM
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Is this a load-bearing wall?
 
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Old 07-27-03, 03:19 PM
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No, it's not a load bearing wall.
 
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Old 07-27-03, 07:19 PM
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You can certainly build the wall in place.

If the utility room is not in the conditioned space, then a vapor barrier over the insulation, facing the conditioned space would be appropriate. Kraft faced insulation provides this vapor barrier for you. Apply a vapor barrier to only one side of the wall.

Hope this helps.
 
 

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