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You should install a vapor barrier on the exterior wall. The vapor barrier should be on the "inside" (between the insulation and drywall). There is no need to vapor barrier the non-exterior walls. If the tub shares this exterior wall I would put vapor barrier behind it (if you can) as the plastic tub surround will not give you a "vapor barrier" (I don't ...


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If you are working on a bathroom you should have already placed a vapor barrier around the tub/shower area in the form of concrete board if you're tiling or if it is a one piece plastic deal. An additional barrier probably isnt necessary.


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Well there's the way it's supposed to go and then there's the way it usually goes. You can plan it out all you want but once you get into the thick of it the plan often has to change. In the most general terms a remodel has 9 steps. Actually 9 and a half: before step one make sure to order all of your parts/pieces that can't be had locally. Get them in ...


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I have done quite a few bathrooms from start to finish. You don't always have to do things in a certain order but I can tell you generally how to do things the easiest. You start with your shower pan and/or tub in the bathroom. These are specific sizes. You don't want to have to find something that fits exactly what you need - unless you plan on making ...


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Besides simply extending the roof trusses, you could 1) Reinsulate the 3.5 inches between the roof trusses with something of higher performance, like spray in polyurethane. That is about twice the insulation value of fiberglass and contributes substantially to roof/joist solidity. 2) If twice the insulation is not enough improvement, instead of extending ...



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