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Old 05-21-2012, 02:22 AM   #1
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moisture resistant on both sides of wall?


Newbie DIYer here. I'm putting an addition on our house to add a closet to a room. The other side of the new closet is a bathroom. I bought a few pieces of moisture resistant drywall but just learned about the problem using it on exterior walls along with vapor barrier insulation.

I'm closing off a window in that bathroom as part of the project. Can I use the moisture resistant stuff on both sides of the 2x4 studs or is that also a mold vulnerability? I now own 3 pieces of that stuff I don't need, so I'm hoping there's some way I can salvage some value. If not, I'll chalk it up to the cost of a DIY lesson learned.

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No, do not use on the outside of the structure.

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Sorry wasn't clear. This is going to be an interior wall, bathroom on one side closet on the other. Is that still bad?
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i don't see a problem with that. as both sides should be about the same temp.
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Cool, thanks. Now maybe I should do another unplanned project somewhere with the extra sheetrock :-)
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