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Old 10-20-2006, 06:11 PM   #1
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we have a crawl space over dirt under our house. Leaks in thr 50 year old copper rotted the floors in some places. In replacing the wood, should we put a vapor loc layer between the sub floor and and top floor? What is suggested?

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Old 02-26-2007, 11:05 PM   #2
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The proper placement of vapor barrier would be between the insulation and the heated space. If you do not have any vapor lock or insulation in place, I would think it would be better then none. I have seen many laminate flooring use a vapor lock type membrane beneath them so I would think its fine. I would still recommend insulating the floor at some point.

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Old 02-27-2007, 07:25 AM   #3
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Dear S-52, Welcome to the forums I don't know where you are writing from but insulation is always recommended between heated and unheated (cooled and uncooled) spaces, and an integral vapor barrier is a good idea too. It's important also that your crawl space have ventilation.

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