The She Shop #5: Outside or inside?

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 09-15-2018 06:24 PM 881 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Water Mitigation Resolved...moving on Part 5 of The She Shop series Part 6: Siding -90%, wall Insulation - 98%, ceiling insulation-0% »

After making huge progress on the siding two weekends ago, I was torn as to where to start today. more siding and get it done, or sheathing on the inside so it’s not piled outside anymore?

I weighed it out and decided putting up interior walls seemed the best option to do alone.

Got all set up and my first few pieces cut, and the thought hit me. Did I ever figure out if I should be using a moisture barrier or not? I stopped and thought a bit, not remembering if I’d come to a conclusion. Being in central OH I don’t consider us a warm climate or cold, really. I’ve got house wrap on the outside so I don’t want to trap water in either. By this point it was time to stop and go run errands and get a haircut. I’m back at it and decided to get all of my pieces trimmed to fit first and revisit the moisture barrier when that piece is done. Heat index is 93 today – glad for a bandana and Gatorade!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 03:16 AM

Oh you are cold climate, Alabama here!

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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#2 posted 09-16-2018 05:03 AM

Building code in these parts call for wrap on the outside and vapour barrier inside.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 09-17-2018 12:09 PM

:D I picked up some 6 mil plastic and am using that as my vapor barrier. Onwards to wall skinning!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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