Complete Shop Remodel #2: Getting There

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Blog entry by jackd942 posted 03-05-2009 07:44 PM 932 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This post is as of January 20, 2009

Well, here’s a quick update on the remodel. I’ve got all the walls insulated with r19 batts. I also have all of the rafter vents installed and the wiring roughed in. Tonight I’m in the process of stapling all the flaps on the insulation to form the vapor barrier. You can already tell a major difference with just the walls insulated. I wasn’t sure what to do about the void between the top plate of the wall and the rafter vents, until it dawned on me to just stuff leftover insulation in there and that worked out great. Tomorrow morning my buddy Billy and I are going to start putting up the plastic on the ceiling so the loose fill insulation can be blown in. After all that’s done, it’s just a matter of installing osb on the ceiling and all walls. Then all I’ll like is paint and wiring as well as reinstalling all the lights. Boy, speaking of osb, I’m getting it for 4.97 a sheet, which I couldn’t believe. Anyway, until next time…


Wall Insulation

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-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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#1 posted 03-05-2009 10:25 PM

Just curious… wouldn’t you want to put the OSB on the ceiling, before you blow the insulation?

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#2 posted 03-06-2009 04:53 AM

gbvinc – That is what I actually wound up doing, but the original plan was to staple up plastic, blow in the insulation and then add the osb afterwards…After talking to some builders in the area, they convinced me that the vapor barrier wasn’t really a must, so up went the osb and then the insulation was blown in.

-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri --

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