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THEBIGPUNN 02-09-2006 11:17 PM

best way to staple insulation?
i have seen insulation stapled different ways to the wall studs. i have seen face stapling and then i have seen the the vaper barrier folded outward and stapled inside the wall stud. which one of these ways are better or does it really matter?

jproffer 02-09-2006 11:55 PM

If your of the school of thought that the staple and paper will make the sheetrock have a bump in it, then folding in is the only way to go, I've also heard a few (very few) people say that laying the vapor barrier over the stud and stapling both sides at once, it: 1) saves staples (and I say big deal...they're 10,000 for $3, but anyway) and 2) "completes the vapor barrier system by covering that extra 1 1/2 inches" (as if any measurable amount of moisture would get through the studs anyway). I personally don't think it makes any difference really.

a1steelbuildings 02-14-2006 02:03 PM

Personally i don't think it matters, but there are people that swear by folding the vapor barrier

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