2nd floor ceiling insulation

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Old 01-16-05, 08:37 PM
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2nd floor ceiling insulation

The 2nd floor of our cape cod was finished with tile ceiling and paneling. We have removed the tile and paneling and are going to drywall these rooms.

The vapor barrier paper in the ceiling isulation is stapled over the ceiling joists. Can I place the drywall over this or do I need to replace the insulation and raise it higher into the ceiling joists?

Also, some small areas of the vapor barrier have ripped. Should I do something to repair it? (a piece of plastic?)



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Martin
 

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Old 01-17-05, 01:37 PM
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I'm not sure that I understand all the details in your question. Ignore this advice if it doesn't apply. If the paper face is covering the bottom (1 1/2")
portion of the ceiling joists, the only downside I can think of is you won't be
able to glue the drywall in place. You'll just need to use more drywall screws
than normal.
As far as tears in the paper, if they are minimal and the rest of the insul. is good, I would just tape them.
 
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Old 01-17-05, 02:30 PM
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You understood my question correctly. Instead of stapling the tabs to the sides of the joist, they stapled it to the bottom part of the joist. I figured I could not use adhesive and that I would use more screws.
 
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