Insulation rolls & supports not wide enough

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Old 03-12-03, 09:47 AM
brewhill
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Insulation rolls & supports not wide enough

I'm helping a friend put insulation in his spare bedroom ceiling and the standard insulation rolls and supports aren't wide enough. The house is over 100 years old and the joist spacing varies widely.

His thought was to put the insulation in perpendicular to the joists instead of parallel to them but this requires a lot of extra work.

Another thought was to install one row of insulation and then a overlap a second row to fill the space. Will this insulate properly?

Any other ideas?
 
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Old 03-12-03, 06:33 PM
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Do it his way

Get some stiff wire like coat hangers and jab them in to the joists.

Your way would be twice as costly and uneven, dont pack it in.

Get yourself a couple of 2by's and the job will go quick.
 
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Old 03-12-03, 06:45 PM
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is the attic above this bedroom ? if so, blow in cellulose insulation.
 
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Old 03-13-03, 06:25 AM
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Unfortunately, there isn't an attic in this house.

Are coat hangers strong enough to hold the insulation?
 
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