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  1. Insulation
    I am currently renovating my bathroom and have run into some question about how to handle the Ceiling. FIRST: My father first suggested that I use BlueDow (blue foam board) on the ceiling under the joists to: 1. hold up the insulation Batts (Roxol 2x6 batts) 2. create a vapour barrier (once...
  2. Electrical
    I am installing IC rated pot-lights into a ceiling of a flat roof house. The vapour barrier boot/bag is much larger than the pot lights. Is it okay to pack out the empty space in the vapour boot with insulation like Roxul?
  3. Insulation
    Just finishing an insulation upgrade in basement prior to adding living space and am wondering about vapour barrier. I always find the joist pockets troublesome to install vapour barrier in and was wondering if it wouldn't be better to vapour barrier the walls up to the top plate of stud wall...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello – I'm hoping I can get some good advice on my upcoming basement renovation project for the holidays. Any help is greatly appreciated. Currently, I have a finished basement – it's ugly, mind you. I'd like to remove the existing interior wall panels, replacing it with drywall, and too...
  5. Insulation
    Haven't seen this question: The south wall on my (old) two-storey frame house has no vapour barrier. I don't wish to remove the drywall, but I will soon have the back of the house off to install new siding. I will at the same time replace the old pink insulation, add styrofoam insulation...
  6. Insulation
    I hope I can explain my question thoroughly. I am in the process of finishing 1,200 sq. ft of my poured concrete basement. I have had the envelope of the house sprayed with 2" of closed cell foam including the 400 sq. foot crawl space. They also completely foamed the walls except for each...
  7. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    So, I have totally gutted a basement bathroom. It is approximately 6x10 feet. I have already installed an exhaust fan that covers 85sq feet. I am installing a tub/shower and I am using a vapour barrier (6mm I believe) and then cement board followed by tiles. For the ceiling I have purchased...
  8. Building & Construction
    Taking a 16' x 16' approx area of the garage, building a living space ( a room within a room ). New framing all sides except the side ajoining house. In the garage side of the walls will be covered with 3/8 ply board. My question is: would it be harmful to vapour barrier both sides of the...
  9. Flooring
    I have been thinking about putting down some laminate flooring in my family room. Looking at the options for underlayment have left me with a question on vapour barriers. The room is high traffic, but we dont spend anytime in it (No chairs) its more a pass through to other areas of the house...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello, first let me mention that I've been reading up on a lot of the threads here as a guest and I'd like to say I've always been impressed with all the info and good discussions. I'm a first-time homebuyer in Quebec (Canada) and my house has a semi-unfinished basement ... semi being in that...
  11. Building & Construction
    I am in the process of figuring out the insulation options for a new construction in a mixed climate (southern BC, snow but not too cold in winter, hot in the summer, raining the rest of the time). I had originally intended on putting 1 inch XPS on the outside of the 2x6 wall (7/16 osb, tar...
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