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Old 01-23-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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I am refinishing my basement. Studs insulation Drywall the whole nine yards I've read mixed reviews on where to putt the vapor barrier some same right to the wall others say over the studs and insulation. Which one is correct.

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Old 01-25-2014, 03:04 PM   #2
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frame your walls, add insulation, then attach vapour barrier to studs, then drywall.
vapour barrier ALWAYS goes on the warm side of the wall.
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Would it hurt if I put the vapor barrier on both the cement wall and the outside of the studs. To me it makes sense to it on the wall so no moisture doesnt come in and goes thru your insulation and to protect your studs
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Someone with more experience will probably chime in, but I would say no, don't do that. You can create a moisture sandwich. Whatever moisture that does enter the wall will get trapped between the 2 barriers and stay wet in your insulation.
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Then wouldn't it make sense to put the moisture barrier up on the wall to hold moisture in bwtwov💖🎄
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[QUOTE="clovely90"]Then wouldn't it make sense to put the moisture barrier up directly on the wall to hold the moisture in between the wall not in between the insulation and studs
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No do not use 2 vapor barriers. Any condensation will be trapped and can't evaporate. Plus to vapor barrier each side of the insulation would defeat the purpose of the insulation.
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You always put the vapor barrier to the warm side of the house, i.e. the living side. Insulation is easy to over think but is actually fairly simple. The most important thing is proper installation. No balling up the insulation or leaving voids. YouTube has many good videos on it.

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