Insulation above a drop ceiling?

Old 11-14-05, 08:57 AM
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Insulation above a drop ceiling?

My upstairs has drop ceilings to cover old plaster (+/- 18" between plaster and drop ceiling), with no insulation anywhere w/ the exception of a few batts the previous owner placed on the hardwood attic floor. The attic is just a huge open/unused space, and will probably never be used for living space. Is it proper to just place insulation on top of the drop ceiling? I want to do it right myself, or at least get an idea of what to look out for i have to hire someone. Any Ideas on the BEST process? Thanks!
Old 11-15-05, 07:57 AM
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It would be better to put the insulation in the attic instead of on top of the drop ceiling. A drop ceiling is not designed to carry that weight and will sag.

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