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Old 03-11-2011, 07:13 PM  
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good luck ,hope you enjoy the new digs when your done.


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Thank you very much for this thread... I literally just joined. Spring is here and I have projects a-plenty at my house in CT. One of the first ones on my list is to turn our garage into a more functional / livable space (MAN CAVE - not really)... the garage obviously opens up on to our driveway on one side, on to our pool deck and garden on another and the rear opens up onto a wide field... it really could be such a great place, really big and beautiful setting... so my first thought is, it needs to be insulated.

So, thank you. Good thread, good things to keep in mind.

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Lisa, you really need to under stand the purpose of a plastic vapor barrier.

In the course of our day to day living we create water vapor, from cooking, washing, breathing and sweating.

Water vapor is held in the air, until the air comes into contact with a cold surface, like a mirror or window where it turns into condensation. In all other instances it is attracted to cold... if the inside of your walls is cold, then the water vapor moves into the walls and condenses there.

This causes mold and wood rot (that is why the cellulose they have fitted contains a mold killer)

The plastic vapor proof barrier is supposed to be installed between the frame and the T&G covering. (you will understand that the T&G has many cracks for the water vapor to flow through)
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I presume from your ID that you live in Tennessee. It gets cold there too and I do believe you will need a vapor barrier on the inside. Check with the building inspector for your area for the real truth. Mold developing after the walls are finished is costly to deal with.


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