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Old 01-16-2011, 10:21 AM   #1
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I've got my house down to studs and am going to be adding insulation (attic floor). The attic is non-livable space.
The ceiling joists are 2x6.
My plan is to glue and screw a 2x sleeper on edge on top of these then add a subfloor for the attic. The sleeper and the 2x6 would give me space for 9" of pink.
I'm not sure I'm going to add subfloor to the entire attic space but I do want some dead or seasonal storage space up there (maybe 6 or 8 sheets worth).
Is this the way to go about this?
The other option is to pull out the 2x6s and replace with 2x10s. That seems wasteful and more costly.

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Old 01-16-2011, 10:37 AM   #2
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Plan A makes sense.
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2x10's would be great if you are going to make the space habitable later on.
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Thanks guys, I just wanted to make sure.
Unless I raise the roof, this space can never be anything but storage.
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Plan "A" sounds good, but, you might want to do some research as what kind of material you are going to use for vapor barrier and insulation. There are other and better options than pink.

http://www.buildingscience.com/searc...ing+insulation
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