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Old 7/17/18, 9:52 AM
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Default Re: Trapped moisture

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Originally Posted by kshepard View Post
I'm confused.

The housewrap is the vapor barrier you're referring to... right? why do we see plastic on the interior of the wall with wet insulation behind it? You said the vapor barrier was between the siding and the OSB ext. wall sheathing, so it shouldn't be visible. I'm totally lost here.
Apparently you are confused.

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Can Tyvek be used as a vapor barrier?

No, DuPontÖ Tyvek« is not a vapor barrier. It is made with unique material science to keep air and bulk water out while allowing moisture vapor inside walls to escape.



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