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  •  I guess that would be too easy! (12+ / 0-)

    A project for down the road, perhaps....but anything has to be better than nothing.

    "The less time you have, the more you need to use it wisely." - Cpt. Avatar, Starblazers

    by DeathDlr73 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 07:02:46 AM PST

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    •  I think it's like -0.005 or something, ha! n/t (9+ / 0-)

      "...greed and selfishness and striving for undue riches can never bring lasting happiness or good to the individual or to his neighbors." FDR

      by CodeTalker on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 07:54:24 AM PST

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    •  glue 1" board on, then these, a dam good idea (2+ / 0-)
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      as I have a similar issue, mold grew where water sat. Water rained in thru where the ravens had ripped off chunks of the ancient, last roof in town made of wooden shingles, no underlayment or paper.

      Seriously, when we bought this house last year it rained inside, there were at least 20 holes, some large enough to reach thru, in the roof. There was a three foot diameter hornet nest, unoccupied.

      The rain landed on the ceiling's figlas insulation, rough side up, full of 60 years at least of dirt and debris from the roof and perhaps the Marijuana dust blown up there by the 'growers'. Anyway, the insulation fiberglass up and aluminized paper down onto the drywall below. That can't be right, the attic is hot!
         The drywall is 3/8", probably from back in the 50's or 60's when drywall was 10-14% asbestos by weight. The odd thickness (I hope I'm wrong, heh) will make repairs interesting.
      And the insulation is also lightly dusted with the contents of the fire box from the wood burning stove after the earthquake loosened the connection to the pipe in the attic and the ashes are 6" deep around the pipe.  I didn't do it, it was the previous tenants, they had tiny kids, and lucky they didn't burn the house down.

      So, new roof now on, dry inside...but three rooms' ceilings are large mold patches in the ceiling drywall where the insulation soaked up water. 8 spots all together between 3 and 10 sq feet each.

      And the dirty moldy insulation gets to go too. As does the 40 year old god knows what's in there carpet. Bare wood floors under there, we peeked...hopefully not painted or burned or something. Someday, knock wood, dog willing the crick stays put,  varnish and rugs and floor clothes, painted by moi. What we peeked at seemed to be redwood, clear old growth as well. I hope I hope.

      When I get to this destruction there will be lots of plastic chutes and screens to catch and guide asbestos and mold related debris. We don't live there yet. heh.

      These ceilings are 12' high, and the ceiling joists are not exactly any standard width apart, so I will have to custom cut all the new insulation, whatever it is...or.....

      So, after the drywall is repaired, maybe...maybe putting 1" insulation board on the underside (below the drywall with these tiles then on it might do a lot of good things. There is as yet no tricky molding at the ceiling edges, this was in 1882 a worker plain Italianate design with moldings for the doors and nice roof support bits, but not much more which suits us 2 plain janes anyway. All old growth redwood, even the gutters.
        And there is available in  addition to these roof foam tiles,  foam trim pieces as well heehee, Old growth foam. (don't be hatin'.)
        And I could still use these to neatly frame an area in the center to feature some artwork I was thinking of..a 1000 year old Roman mosaic. black and white they were, like Escher only way way way earlier...not original haha, but printed on canvas and glued on, or framed and attached ..yes, on the ceiling. Kinky, but there  I am.

       In the attic above this ceiling below, rather than cut pieces of odd sized roll figlas insulation, a wise person would have long ago put in loose insulation and called it good enough.
        There is also wiring eventually needing re-doing up there, so loose insulation would be handy that way too, then  finally add a floor. and a stairs. and some windows. and some walls. and some ceiling, against the roof rafters. more insulation, more drywall, more painting. more. more. more.

         This upstairs/attic has no built in access ladder or stairs, it is 3' at the sides and 14' at the peaked center, the room is 30' x 30'...dam tempting to fix it up!!.....And the view is great way up there.

           Sorry the Ravens have to find another roof to ruin, I gave them the cherries this year...

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 01:10:34 AM PST

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