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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    I have some patches of black mold (mould) on the finished surface of the drywall in my sunroom ceiling. It is a cathedral ceiling: behind the drywall is vapour barrier, about 6" of fibreglass insulation, then the roof -- no attic. I cut away one of the moldy patches of drywall. There is no...
  2. Insulation
    I've just stripped a vaulted ceiling down to 11" rafters and roof deck. Because of a venting limitation I am considering a hot roof which I have read would require an airtight insulation assembly I'm considering stacked and sealed 2 or 3" polyiso for this reason and wondering how stacked solid...
  3. Carpentry
    Hello! I am a DIY kind of person and have experience in putting crown molding up in my current house. I would like to put it in my bedroom which has a cathedral/vaulted ceiling but am having problems finding the correct angle to cut the "transition piece" at. I am using 53/38 crown I am...
  4. Insulation
    Good morning everyone, I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I live in Cincinnati in a two story house built in 1991. Our master bedroom is on the second floor and has a vaulted ceiling. It does not go up to the roof rafters, there's about a 5 foot open area in the attic...
  5. Insulation
    I have a fairly new cabin in the Colorado mountains. It is a hunting/fishing cabin that was not built to be heated year round. However, I would like to use it year round. The ceilings are tall cathedral ceilings. The roof is framed with 2x10s, and then sprayed with 2.5" of closed cell foam. I...
  6. Insulation
    Hi all, I'm looking to make a decision on some insulation so I can get on to the "funner" stuff in my house project. I'm in southern MO, on the 3-4 border. I have a cathedral ceiling over the living area with an open "loft" on one side (above the 2 bedrooms). The ceiling over the LR is...
  7. Insulation
    Newbie Here... I am retrofitting a ranch home in Michigan. Any comments on using a double layer of rigid foam board in a Cathedral Ceiling design as described in the link to the following article? - http://www.homesandcottages.com/Articles/tabid/134/Default.aspx?ArticleId=41 I appreciate any...
  8. Building & Construction
    I have a open cathedral ceiling with the rafters exposed. I’m using non-stamped/structural 2x4s. The issue that I’m having is a method that my building inspector wants for how the top plate attaches to the rafters? I was thinking about using a single top plate, then ripping a second top plate...
  9. Building & Construction
    I am cutting into an outside load bearing wall to put in framing for a new window. With a standard ceiling, I would just put a temporary bracing wall about 3 feet to the inside to support the structure, but this is the low side of a cathedral ceiling. How do I support the scissor truss from...
  10. Building & Construction
    I have attached a couple of photos that hopefully illustrate my issue. The photos show roughly what the current set up is. As you can see from the photos, I have a 1.5 story bungalow. So, for most of the roof (which is 2x6 rafters) the rafters extend down to the first floor ceiling joists...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    We have a large living room (18x25) with a cathedral ceiling. Lately, we have gotten brown stained drips along the slanted ceiling from the center beam (fake) down, and the beam is getting wet and warped. We are in the middle of a very hot and humid summer (110 heat index) so I figured it was...
  12. Remodeling
    I am admittedly new to the forum and I've read other forums on condensing at the ceiling interface, but nothing I felt that applied to my situation. Here we go: I've recently inherited my mother's house and ripped down all of the ceiling tiles and drywall to remodel. The home has cathedral...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    I am currently in the process of installing a cathedral ceiling and had a few questions regarding ventilation and insulation. The house is a ranch (in PA) (roughly 28 x 42) with the typical load bearing wall running down the middle. I am adding a cathedral ceiling to half of the house (roughly...
  14. Roofing/Siding
    Trying to decide how to insulate the slanted ceilings in my bedroom of my 1.5 story cape. Take a look at these diagrams. The areas I'm looking for guidance is in the 2x6 rafter areas. Have gotten quotes, but from everything I read seems like it wouldn't be too difficult to do myself... Quotes...
  15. Roofing/Siding
    Background: I have an 1.5 story cape that I am finishing the attic space. I have 2 x 6 ceiling joists 16 O.C. and live in a cold northern new england climate. Local building codes do not require minimum R-value for interior remodel of existing structure. I am trying to maximize r-value with...
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