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Old 12-29-2008, 06:35 PM   #16
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Vapor barriers are typically toward the warm side (inhabited living side) of the wall, joist bay, attic etc) If you have blown in insulation and a barrier was installed, it would likely be under the blown fibers. If you had bare space between the attic joists you could use faced insulation with the facing down toward the living space.

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Old 12-29-2008, 09:54 PM   #17
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Vapor barriers are typically toward the warm side (inhabited living side) of the wall, joist bay, attic etc) If you have blown in insulation and a barrier was installed, it would likely be under the blown fibers. If you had bare space between the attic joists you could use faced insulation with the facing down toward the living space.
Hi handyman..at the moment, there is no vapour barrier. There is just blown insulation on top of bare drywall...I wanted to know if I can install a vapour barrier between the joist bay (toward the warm side)...
I cannot seem to find faced insulated batts...where can I get that? isn't the poly plastic better? if so, do I just staple / tape the plastic between the joist bays or run them over the joists as one long piece of vapour barriered plastic? thanks

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