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Old 05-01-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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Plastic 4mil under interior walls?


Hoping i can get a quick answer. I have a manufactured house where I am gutting wall by wall and replacing with 2x4's. What I noticed when I removed the first two walls was that there was a strip of white visquin plastic under the foot of the wall. This wall shares one side with the kitchen and the other side with the master bedroom closet. In that closet there is also a alcove for the hot water heater. The plastic wasn't tacked up around the bottom of the footer (a 1x3" piece of pine). Under neath the plastic is the vinyl flooring from the kitchen. In fact in this home there is vinyl flooring through I would bet most of it. I guess when they make these they vinyl floor a ton of it and then they just install carpet over the top. Kinda strange.

My question is should I put the new wall up over the vinyl? And also should I tuck some 6mil plastic around the bottom of the foot so that footer is half wrapped from underneath?

I don't want to do anything that will create mold. My best guess is that the plastic was there to stop water from accumulating into the wood. However since it wasn't tucked up around the wood I have to think it wouldn't do a good job. Or maybe they did that so as not to scratch the vinyl. I have no idea. At some point i'm going to lose the vinyl in the kitchen and go with slate tile. Should I not send the wall on the vinyl as this is my future intention?

Seems like vinyl on the subfloors is a poor way to protect the house. Outside of the overflow valve isn't there something like a bucket or a container that can go around the floor of a water heater in case of a leak? I mean they have them for washing machines. Drip pans.. some are 5" or so high.

Please help!! as I want to start installing this wall. Thanks

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ps.. none of these walls i'm taking down and replacing are load bearing. They are 2x3 with 1x3 header and footers that are extremely poorly framed with no cross framing and 1/4" drywall. Did I mention the electrical is realllly sloppy to.

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k nevermind I think i figured it out. Guys at Lowes said leave the vinyl and put "Sill Seal" under interior walls. No need for caulking or wrapping the bottom footer of your interior wall. So I guess i'm good.
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After waiting around 4 days for a response I gave up. Hopefully this forum isn't typically like that.
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