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Old 01-31-2008, 01:16 PM  
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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.



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Old 01-31-2008, 01:30 PM  
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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 ..

http://www.houserepairtalk.com/showthread.php?t=3384

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Old 01-31-2008, 06:42 PM  
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Default Heyyyy,,,you again?

The other thread answers one part of your question,,,how to do the job right.
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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