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bio website mattsn0w.com
location Boulder Creek, CA
age 32
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Aug 12 at 21:46

I was once a UNIX systems administrator/Network Administrator/Security guy for a San Mateo based start-up but am taking a break from IT. Currently an IT liaison at a public company in San Jose.


Aug
23
comment Do I need a moisture barrier between my bedroom and attic?
Thank you gregmac! That is a fantastic article, and site! Since becoming a home owner i've been looking for a no non-sense website to explain some of the nitty gritty details. Thank you 100x!
Apr
21
comment Should I install a moisture barrier behind drywall in house with T1-11 siding?
good call! i'm not that close to the ocean but am in the middle of what feels like a rain forest in the winter. it will be sunny a couple miles away but the fog from the coast creeps over the mountain top that i'm below and keeps things moist. Thanks again!
Apr
20
comment Should I install a moisture barrier behind drywall in house with T1-11 siding?
good to know about the paper backing. it's better than nothing for sure. I still feel the urge to rip off the T1-11 and put some tyvek over the studs. The other route (more time and $$$) is throw on tyvek over the T1-11 and put up some sort of vinyl or cement fiber siding. Any comment to either of these "solutions" ?
Apr
20
comment Should I install a moisture barrier behind drywall in house with T1-11 siding?
great input, and thank you! unfortunately I didn't do this for our master bedroom as I had a slew of problems after demo. Sones room doesn't have any exterior doors though so it should be easier than the master BR.