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Old 04-01-2008, 11:51 AM   #16
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hanging ceiling above the joists?....


None of this has anything to do with women in construction, that's totally inappropriate.

In the context in which I used the word 'expense', it means: 'an embarrassment that results from some action or gain'. So, the word was appropriately used.

More TIME SPENT on any forum, and the fact that FORUMS ARE FREE doesn't excuse a person for being rude. Obviously.

No ego here to bruise, and my skin is about as thick as I want it to be, thanks.


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Old 04-01-2008, 02:17 PM   #17
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you ideal is a bit off for alot of the reasons stated plus imo I dont think it will look to good with the rafters just sitting out in the open as for a new roof I am haveing a complete roof put on a 46x23 living room now the cost is 12,000 dollars but that is just for the roof{trusses,shingels,labor,and so on}I will be doing all the finish work {reinsulating,ceiling,paint etc....}.Also I am not defending anyone here cause if you would see some of things I have done to this house you might wonder just how tight my screws are but at first read it is kind of funny to think you were serious about this
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:55 PM   #18
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Well, I am into creative alternative ideas that will work.... Some of the best things I have seen have been 'out of the box'. I saw a picture in a mag of the ceiling joists exposed and v board placed over it. It was a modern home, and it actually looked great! The ceiling was 8 feet high, using 1X8's, and spaced 2 feet apart, all just like ours. It could add character and dimension to the ceiling. We have no wiring or ducting up there, so it could work. I wish I was more handy with the computer, I would scan and post this photo. However it's a big chance to take, not knowing for sure if it will look nice, it may just be smarter to remove the roof and start over...

Speaking of that, Thanks for the cost info-that actually REALLY helps. We are looking at rafters or trusses. Big difference in cost? We are also looking at a clerestory down the center, so that would definately mean using rafters, right? And several skylights would also be in the space. The 24X22 ft space is over a living room/entry and a kitchen.

Thanks a head of time for any advice, input. Very much appreciated.
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:47 PM   #19
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I am sorry I did not include this before but now that you mention the extras..... Mine also covers the same areas and the first plan was to come off the roof above the one thats getting replaced so the upper kithen would then be a loft but when weadded in the cost of lvl beams and supports it ran the cost to some where around 30 thousand.Two more points if you go that route you will probibly need an architec so you know what your load points are for the builderand also consider your area I live in NW Pa.so I am getting the amish to do the work they are very skilled but work cheepppppppppppp

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