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Old 05-04-2010, 04:31 PM  
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Default 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!



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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.



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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!

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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!

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.

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

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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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