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mich77fan 05-20-2012 12:16 PM

wood ceiling help
I have a log cabin that has a ceiling made of 200 yr old barn wood. We are wanting to stain it solid but there are large voids between the planks that are allowing the blown in insulation to fall through the cracks. some of the gaps are 3/8 inch most are less than a 1/4. please help me with any solution to fill these voids

Brushjockey 05-20-2012 02:51 PM

It's called Chinking-

I googled this:

joecaption 05-20-2012 02:53 PM

And all the heat or cooling is also leaking into the attic.
There is nothing that would look right to fill the gaps with.
You could remove the insulation, add a vaper barrier in the attic, air seal it then reinstall the insulation. Or go over the whole ceiling with new T & G material to seal it up.

user1007 05-20-2012 06:43 PM

1/4 inch gaps might be worth tackling with a sealer. 3/8" would worry me a bit but it seems like you may have no choice.

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