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Creekbender 03-01-2010 10:59 PM

Insulating a Perfectly Good Ceiling
Hi All,
I'm partitioning off a corner of my finished basement to build a wine cellar, but I'm not sure what to do about ceiling insulation.

The basement ceiling right now is perfect. It was done in 2003 and is a sheetrocked "knockdown" textured ceiling. When the insulated partition wall goes up, I'll need to insulate the ceiling. What do I do?

1. Tear out the sheetrocked ceiling inside the cellar, insulate between floor joists and re-sheetrock.

2. ?

Is #1 my only choice?? I think it is especially because I'd like a nice, normal ceiling and not just pink foam glued up there.


noahweb 03-01-2010 11:03 PM

you could FURRDOWN the ceiling. This would eliminate demolition and mess, but not minimize construction work.

Or maybe the ceiling is already adequately insulated? Just a thought

ccarlisle 03-02-2010 07:55 AM

Go for #1; you won't "know" until you do.

And who likes not knowing?

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