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Old 10-30-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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im gutting my entire bathroom down to the studs. is there any special type of insulation that i should put behind the walls because currently there is none???
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Where is the home located? You will need to know if you require a vapor barrier.

In terms of insulation, you will want to put as high an R-value that you can get in the walls to avoid any condensation issues.

Make sure the bathroom is vented to outside properly as well to control humidity.

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I'm located in long island ny. And how do I know if the bathroom is vented properly?
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You need to get the moisture (i.e. steam) out of the bathroom. This is most effectively done via a mechanical fan.
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You need to get the moisture (i.e. steam) out of the bathroom. This is most effectively done via a mechanical fan.
So ur saying I need a fan cut out thru the wall that sucks the air outside? And websites u can recommend so I can see this?

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Should be vented up, through the attic to the roofline.

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Should be vented up, through the attic to the roofline.

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-...689843,00.html
ok thanks i will look into this.

Does any one know of a program or website i can use to put in the raw dimensions of my bathroom and kinda get a visual of what i want to do? kinda like move objects around to pre plan???

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