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Old 10-08-2007, 11:36 AM   #1
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I'm insulating my house using Owens Corning pink insulation with Kraft paper. Is there a tape that I can use to seal the gaps between the insulation batts. I'd like to have as complete a vapor barrier as possible.

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Old 10-08-2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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Where is the insualion be installed? (walls, attic, basement...)

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The insulation is in the stud bays of walls and ceiling.
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you could try the tape used to connect wrappings of insulation for hvac ducts, its expensive tape though.
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"tuck" tape... that's the brand name and it's designed to tape different materials together and will maintain a vapour barrier... although I'm curious, is Kraft paper still used (to code) as a vapour barrier?
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I used "tuck" tape. It is red in colour, but I did not use the kraft paper faced insulation.

Mine was the pink batts in between the studs and then a plastic vapor barrier over the insulation, 6 mil., and then I used the tuck tape to seal all the joints.
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"tuck" tape... that's the brand name and it's designed to tape different materials together and will maintain a vapour barrier... although I'm curious, is Kraft paper still used (to code) as a vapour barrier?
Is kraft paper lined insulation not widely used anymore?
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Kraft-faced insulation is still widely used by insulation manufacturers as a vapor retarder for insulation. It is considered by ICC and all other inspectional codes as a rated vapor barrier.

Owens Corning Website info: http://www.owenscorning.com/around/i...iling_tip.html

Vapor barrier/retarder info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vapor_barrier

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