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Old 02-28-2008, 11:08 AM   #16
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What is above the ceiling? Living space, attic, joist space, etc? If its usable space that you heat you don't need to insulate between the floors, just the roof and outside walls.

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Old 02-28-2008, 11:09 AM   #17
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My dear "Newbi",

Sheetrock is, in fact "Drywall". What I mean, is, that because of the wonderful way we Americans mince-up words, we have created alot of confusion whenever, it seems, we try to communicate certain technical information.
Drywall is a form of interior wall finish. It encompasses two primary steps:

1.) Attaching (or hanging) sheetrock onto rough framing. This includes walls and ceilings.

2.) Coating the sheetrock seams and fasteners with compound, then sanding smooth, or applying some kind of texture, to create a uniform surface.

So these two steps: #1 + #2 = DRYWALL (as opposed to plaster)

You never called me "dear" ?
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:12 PM   #18
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This is the 2nd floor with all the damage. Above is an attic. But no floor in the attic. And a Roof. We don't use it. guess its just wasted space for now. Would love to put an attic floor up there one day. And one of those drop down stair things.

What do you mean insulate the floors? You mean I would have to pull up those masonite boards and insulate? I'm hoping I don't have to. I just want to put Carpet down over those masonite boards.
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It appears from photo #4 that you may have an active roof leak.

Can you post a photo of the exterior of the roof above this "leak"

how old is the roof.

I would not install insulation or new drywall until the water leak is repaired.

How long have you owned the home?

The BTU rating of the furnace should be printed on the nameplate located on the furance.

Did the furance installers know that the home was not insulated at the time they sized the furnace?
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By "between the floors" I mean that you do not need to insulate between living spaces (it would be like insulating the interior walls of your house, there's no point). If you don't use the attic space then you should insulate the floor of the attic to keep the heat below.

I agree with redline, that leak is a major problem. You need to make certain it is sealed before you bother with any other work. I'm not a rough carpenter but those beams look rotted beyond funtionality, not sure how you would go about re-supporting it, it looks like somebody already tried to.
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:07 AM   #23
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My first plan is to put up a new roof. Then comes fixing the upstairs. Drywall for the walls and ceilings, insulation, new carpets, etc....

Yeah this looks like a worn down roof structure that has seen some damage over the years. We have owned the house about 5 years this coming July. The house is 117 years old. People lived here for 3 years under a land contract and screwed us over!!! By letting that roof leak and leak and leak....

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