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Old 05-09-2010, 11:07 PM   #31
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I would check your roof's composition. You may have rigid foam board up there since no insulation is showing below the roof deck inside. Do not use poly as a vapor barrier for your location: http://www.ecohomemagazine.com/energ...gy-claims.aspx

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Old 05-10-2010, 12:15 AM   #32
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I would check your roof's composition. You may have rigid foam board up there since no insulation is showing below the roof deck inside. Do not use poly as a vapor barrier for your location: http://www.ecohomemagazine.com/energ...gy-claims.aspx

Be safe, Gary
no i wont be using a vapor barrier, just kraft faced batts
http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/...nsulation.html
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So the plaster/gypsum backing got cut out. I used a circulare saw with carbide blade. It was cut very easily. Easier and quicker than I thought. Lots of dust though

I actually exposed about 1/4 of the top plate (@8'), not even knowing there was one there... I would have thought the wall frame went all the way to the top w/o one. Actually the joists for the hallway ceiling are sitting on it.

I was debating whether or not to just rest my joists for the new ceiling on the top plate, however they would have not been level with the exterior side wall. So I still had to go ahead with the ledger.

I removed the wall sconce (sourced from the wall switch by the door) and the single gang box, installed double gang and 14/3 romex up through the wall and top plate with plans to for the ceiling fan/light kit.

The joists shown are 2X6 on every 16" except on the ends with them being much closer than 16". This will only be so that the drywall isnt floating on the ends.

On the exterior side the joists are attatched to the original roof rafters every 32" and evenly inbetween on the fireblock/trim.. which are reinforced.
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