I'm building a winer cellar in my basement and am getting conflicting information from different sources on the question of "Should the vapor barrier be placed on the warm-outside or the inside of the walls and ceiling?"
The following sources say the INSIDE (from outside in: insulation, vapor barrier, greenboard)
- http://www.winecellarsecrets.com ebook
- My General Contractor
But these sources say the "warm side" OUTSIDE (from outside in: vapor barrier, insulation, greenboard)
** I don't yet have Richard Gold's book "How and Why To Build a Wine Cellar". Does anyone have it? Good? What does it recommend?
Here is the format of my basement located in Atlanta. Underground. 10X10X10. Going to use Whisperkool 4200 unit. Three walls are concrete with dirt behind the concrete. One wall faces into the rest of the basement and only has framing on it today. The floor is concrete (is water sealant a must have?).
I plan on using DensArmor Plus® Interior Drywall instead of greenboard/drywall. Does the type of vapor barrier plastic matter? Imagine my contractor will use what they typically put on the outside of a house.
Thanks - Peter