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Old 04-04-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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my basement wall is poured concrete, exterior has 1 inch foam board insulation, interior is bare concrete. Do I put the vapor barrier, 6 mil plastic against the concrete wall then R-19 then sheetrock? or Insulation, vapor barrier then sheetrock? thanks

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Old 04-04-2007, 09:41 AM   #2
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Generally speaking, it's insulation, vapor barrier, and then sheetrock. Imagine faced insulation, where the vapor barrier is stapled on the stud with insulation contacting the foundation.

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Old 04-04-2007, 10:37 AM   #3
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my basement wall is poured concrete, exterior has 1 inch foam board insulation, interior is bare concrete. Do I put the vapor barrier, 6 mil plastic against the concrete wall then R-19 then sheetrock? or Insulation, vapor barrier then sheetrock? thanks
Econdave,

There has been much debate regarding the whole concept of vapor barriers (Not moisture barriers)... and their placement & their use in basements.

Here are links for you to read up on. These articles and other information may help you to understand and make a decision that is best for you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vapor_barrier

http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/l...ment_walls.htm

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/10362.shtml

http://www.buildingscienceconsulting...r_barriers.htm

http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/i...infinsul2.shtm

http://www.asktooltalk.com/home/qand...orbarriers.htm

http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings...s/db/35017.pdf

http://www.diychatroom.com/newreply....wreply&p=39518
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:52 AM   #4
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OH OH, Atlantic, that vapour barrier question again................
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