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    Tar paper vapor barrier?

    My old house has a layer of tar paper between the finished siding and the sheathing. It was coated with liquid tar at every joint, all of which overlap. I plan to insulate, but wonder if the tar...
  2. Thread: attic insulation

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    Re: attic insulation

    I stand corrected. The logic made sense, but it wasn't carried through sufficiently. Thinking about it more, if there is a barrier on both sides, any moisture that gets into the wall would be...
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    Re: Old House Attic insulating questions

    Should you insulate the floor? That depends on the purpose. If the purpose is for heat, then there's no point in insulating the floor unless the bottom side of the floor is outside your living space...
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    Re: attic insulation

    The place for a vapor barrier could be toward the inside, toward the outside, or both. Warm air can hold more moisture than cold air, and especially when warm air has high relative humidity, it is...
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    old hip roof with finished attic dilemna

    I have an ca 1928 36' by 28' two-story frame home with about an 8/12 pitch hip roof located in eastern Wisconsin about three blocks from Lake Michigan. There is a finished attic, but no insulation....
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