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Old 01-30-2008, 11:49 PM   #1
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insulation missing in new home construction


Recently moved into a new home
After a couple of months found the insulation in the attic was missed in an area 4'x6'.
noticed moisture between the vapor barrier and drywall and the builder is going to have insulation thrown in and said the moisture is no problem.
i mention it should be dryed out and he said it would without any problem.
Don't worry about it.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:28 AM   #2
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More information needed, like where are you (climate), and what area of the home is it (over a bathroom?), etc.

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living in western Canada, current temperature is in around the 0 to 5deg farenheit.(-15deg celsius).
it is over a bathroom and with an exposed light in the attic.
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You said there is already a moistrue barrier against the drywall, such a s a poly sheet?

In that case, insulatin can be thrown over it (except in the vicinity of a light fixture) and after awhile the moisture on the bottom side of the poly sheet will evaporate back into the room.

You'll have to get additional advice from an electrician about insulating the area within 4 inches (10 cm) of a ceiling light fixture. For the time being a cardboard cylinder barrier that leaves that much of a gap can be put around the fixture if the insulation is of the loose fill kind.

Some kinds of light fixture (called IC rated in the U.S.) can have insulation tucked right up to them.

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