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slownsteady 05-04-2010 04:31 PM

Replacing ceiling & insulation with no access from above
 
My kitchen has a small attic space with no access. I'm about to replace the drywall ceiling and also install new insulation. I want to check on the order of the workflow and ask for any tips and tricks to make this as easy as possible.

And, oh yeah, I know I'm going to be running into old wiring; so don't be surprised if I show in that thread also!

Cork-Guy 05-05-2010 01:38 AM

I'd be careful of asbestos if it's in an older house; especially with the insulation. You could contaminate your entire first floor if you don't take the proper precautions.

slownsteady 05-05-2010 10:17 AM

No asbestos, I'm pretty sure. Just some cruddy, falling-apart fiberglass batts. It looks like I have a small roof leak to track down also. Possibly gutter overflow related.

But I'll get it done----as-best-os I can:rolleyes:!

inspectorD 05-05-2010 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slownsteady (Post 44490)
No asbestos, I'm pretty sure. Just some cruddy, falling-apart fiberglass batts. It looks like I have a small roof leak to track down also. Possibly gutter overflow related.

But I'll get it done----as-best-os I can:rolleyes:!


NICE!!

My advice, use some foam board cut to fit into there...fiberglass is the worst insulation out there...and it has never been improved.

Good luck.

slownsteady 05-06-2010 07:53 PM

Any code issues using poly-iso-whatever above a kitchen? At least I know that fiberglass has no flammability.

inspectorD 05-06-2010 08:20 PM

yea
 
Just cover it with a sheet O half inch sheetrock. I have had no issues, but talk to your local guy to make sure...


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