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Old 12-09-2009, 08:45 PM   #16
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:58 AM   #17
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LOL! Yup....wasn't trying to be facetious - but I figured as much...

I presume then that the rest of the house is warm(er) and that the wall between this attic and the rest of the house is somehow insulated...what you are now trying to do is expand your 'warm zone' to encompass the attic and that means insulating the walls and ceiling to the same - or better - level of insulation that your current 'warm zone' already has. This, in turn, may mean building a new ceiling (thereby creating a new smaller attic), building knee walls or at the very least putting drywall on the existing rafters, once you've insulated the space between the rafters.

And of course, you can't forget about some sort of vapour retarder all around - again within that space you want to be warm. Do you have pictures we could see, or a drawing?

Maybe you could spray-foam the entire ceiling + walls and be done with it...? what's your budget? Right now that whole attic is ventialted via the gable vents...your new space won't be but I'd keep a ventilation channel between each rafter and close off the uppermost "attic" and keep that vented as well. I'd have to see what it looks like before going too much further.

beside I have to go shovel the foot of snow we just got to get my truck out...
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I was planning on knee walls and putting a flat ceiling down the middle to cover the venting. The second picture is where it goes up to the other attic.
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