As discussed in a previous thread, I'm insulating an area of side attic that will be enclosed, it had previously ben an area that was part of the conditioned space and it is becoming cold unconditioned space. It was suggested that I should remove the flooring.
So I've done that, and now I have a problem.
How to insulate floor of side attic...
Problem is: now I've exposed knob and tube wiring where the insulation wants to lay.
So now what suggestions are there? Should I re-cover it with plywood?
Some further explanation of what you're seeing in the picture.
On the left you see my attic sidewall which has the insulation installed.
Below the bottom plate of the new wall is a layer of hardwood floor.
Under that is 1x10 floor sheathing.
That is installed onto a layer of 2x4 laid flat, shown going left to right.
Under that is 2x4 floor joist, shown going in the picture from top to bottom. (picture is taken looking down)
Then a layer of lath and plaster.
Then a layer of 2x4 joists to support the layer of drywall for the ceiling below.
Last layer is drywall ceiling above the bedroom below this area.