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Old 04-11-2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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Vapor Barrier Behind Acrylic Enclosure?


Ok so I've posted a few questions about my bathroom remodel, here is my latest:

Before I installed my acrylic tub/shower enclosure, I put up a vapor barrier over the studs/insulation. Then I installed my tub, no problems. However, my shower enclosure is a 3 piece, direct-to-studs kit (cheap, I know, but it's all I can afford right now). The main method of adhesion is to use adhesive on the studs. However, my studs have my vapor barrier over them, so I would essentially just be gluing my shower walls to 4 mil plastic sheets held up by staples, which doesn't seem like it will work too well. Any ideas?

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Old 04-12-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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Remove the plastic from the front of the studs.

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Old 04-12-2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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Thanks so much for the well-articulated post.

If you are suggesting going sans vapor barrier, please explain why. Is this an antiquated concept?
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It's more like a common sense concept. If in fact the installation instructions call for attaching the surround to the studs directly, one would have to assume that's what it means - directly to the studs.
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