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ERIK2173 01-02-2006 09:21 AM

What to use as a vapor barrier?
I'm remodling my bathroom, it started out as a simple re-tiling job but once I got the old tile off I saw how bad the walls were underneath the tile and decided I had to rip it out to the studs. Anyway the old installation had no vapor barrier and no insulation in the outside walls. I've taken care of the insulation problem but now I'm not sure what to use as a vapor barrier. I've read a few different things, Redguard on the cement board, poly on the studs, roofing felt on the studs. Is there on set material that most people use? Thanks for the help.

Rehabber 01-02-2006 07:26 PM

I prefer Redguard over cement board (not hardibacker) stop the moisture before it penetrates the cement board. IMHO

rspainhower 01-03-2006 09:49 AM

Poly over the studs is definetly an acceptable method. Check out
and look in the liberry, you will see exactly how to do things.

ERIK2173 01-03-2006 10:37 AM

Thanks for the info
Thanks for the info, I had looked at that web site before but never noticed the library, oops liberry.

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