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Old 05-07-2014, 07:32 AM   #1
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baffle distance

All the pictures I see of baffles shows them "in between" the roof rafters with one to two inches of air space between the baffle and the roof sheathing. Is there any reason why I can't do it like this (as it is easier for me). There is 7 inches between the roof sheathing and the baffle. Doesnt that "allow" a nice flow of air from the soffit to the attic. I will air seal where needed, then put back the fiberglass that was there and then blow in about 8-10 inches of cellulose. Is this Ok??
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:40 AM   #2
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No reason.

Get the top plate sealed up though before getting the baffles in there.

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Old 05-07-2014, 11:10 AM   #3
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sorry for my "novice-ness". the top plate is where the sheet rock from the ceiling below meets the (wood) just inward of the sofit vent . The baffles I made actually "rest" on top of the top of this wood. I intend to "great stuff" the bottom of the baffles ( on "my interior side" where I can reach it , against the top plate). Sooooo the bottom of the baffle is sealed onto the top plate. If you look where the sheetrock meets the baffle you can see some wood ( which I believe is the top plate . Will this be good??

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Old 05-07-2014, 11:35 AM   #4
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consider changing the flex duct to an insulated one
What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it.
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