Vapor retarder … gysum board versus blueboard/skim coat
Getting ready to close the walls on a zone 5 reno. Wall assembly (out to in) cedar clapboards, 1/4 air gap, Blueskin WRB, gapped board sheathing, dense pack mineral wool, skim coated blue board, latex paint
It is my understanding that we are not required by code to install a vapor retarder inboard of the mineral wool (wall is vapor open w/ air gap under the siding), that gypsum wallboard/latex paint is fine on the interior.
Question. Does this calculation change with blueboard/skim coat/latex paint on the interior? I guess I am asking what is the permeability of blue board/skim coat/latex paint.
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