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drbert 01-31-2008 01:16 PM

Vapor Barrier
Hi All,
i have a poured cement basement in upstate NY that i would like to finish with wood 2x4s, owens corning R-13 kraft faced insulation and 1/2" drywall. Question is do i still need a 4 mil plastic vapor barrier between drywall and faced insulation? thanks for your help.

guyod 01-31-2008 01:30 PM

Hello and welcome drbert

We just had a thread on this topic. Read through it and if you still have more questions let us know ..

inspectorD 01-31-2008 06:42 PM

Heyyyy,,,you again?
The other thread answers one part of your question,,,how to do the job right.:D
The other part of your question,,,,by installing a kraft faced paper and plastic barrier, you would be doubling up. This would fall under the big no-no. You only install one vapor barrier, toward the heated space. Paper is best...always.
Great question.:)

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