Replacing ceiling & insulation with no access from above

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  1. May 4, 2010 #1

    slownsteady

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    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:rolleyes:!
     
  4. May 5, 2010 #4

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    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.
     
  5. May 7, 2010 #5

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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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