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Old 01-08-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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My house had mold growing on the drywall and Kraft paper. I'm ready to insulate the house again and i've been reading online that the Kraft paper or vapor barrier really isn't needed in Alabama. I really don't want it in the walls if its not needed. Anyone experienced in this area please chime in with your thoughts. Thank you.
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http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...commendations/

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That's the website i've been reading and if i'm understanding it correctly zone 3 doesn't need one?

Siding, house wrap, plywood, non paper insulation, drywall correct?
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Yes. Try to air seal the sheathing to prevent warm exterior air from wall cavity/cold drywall to condense. Premium job is XPS on studs, tape joints, ADA the drywall; http://www.buildingscience.com/docum...wall-approach/

Describe the wall make-up, fig. 6-8; http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...y4ETIg&cad=rja Did you have high RH?

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Certainly don't need a vapor barrier in Alabama. Most folks put it on the wrong side, if any, down there too.

Reading Joe Lstiburek's comments on wallpaper are funny.
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My plan was to tape or silicone the plywood gaps and use spray foam around each stud cavity. Silicone the base and top plate and install the drywall according to the link you sent.

I'm going to assume Rh is humidity and where I'm at there's a lake across the street and a creek beside the house so yes the humidity is very high. The house was built wrong to start with which is why it rotted and molded.

Thanks to the both of you for your inputs and I'm open to any suggestions either of you may have.

Link to house before remodel

http://www.diychatroom.com/f15/repai...r-wall-174828/
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