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Old 05-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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tar paper on ceiling/floor water damaged it is it needed?


cut out part of the ceiling on main floor from water damage.
there is a heavy paper covering the flooring to the second level and it is torn and hanging back.

Is this needed? can it be taped back up or does it need replaced there? If needs replaced can tyvec work? I have some left from siding the house.

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That is an old vapor barrier--good to have years ago when people seldom heated the second floor---
Not needed today ,if your second floor is heated--

Just staple it back and forget about it---

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Thank you.
I could not understand why a vapor barrier , so I was not sure of what was . I will staple it back, thanks again.

It was heated when built tho
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I'd put it back, also. Especially if there is wood strip flooring above a bathroom, kitchen or laundry room, places of high moisture that could warp the wood flooring, mainly air-leaks around the ceiling light fixture, less= diffusion through the drywall/plaster. Mike's is the primary answer, though, just thinking if it was a newer house- or an older one and someone thought ahead.

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