exposed ceiling joists


Old 10-05-03, 12:44 AM
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exposed ceiling joists

im refinishing my basement and turning it into a recording studio. i would like to leave the ceiling joists "exposed", or "open" and paint them all black, this way i can have a much higher ceiling then i have now.

there are some sound control issues however with sound leaking into the upstairs room and the rest of the house. also theres "bales" of insulation now between all the joists which i believe help insulate the house. my question is, is it possible to keep the joists exposed and still have some type of insulation up there and maybe have a barrier of plywood covering the insulation thats in-between the joists?

any help would be appreciated. thanks
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Old 10-05-03, 06:48 AM
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That sounds like a good idea. Your fire code may dictate sheetrock instead. It would be a good idea to check.

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Old 10-05-03, 11:11 AM
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Re: exposed ceiling joists

do you mean sheetrock instead of plywood between the joists or sheetrock on the entire ceiling and NOT exposing the joists?

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