Frame ceiling under existing ceiling

Old 08-02-10, 01:30 PM
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Frame ceiling under existing ceiling

I'm new to the forum and this is my first post.

I'm planning a remodel of a second story bathroom. The drywall ceiling is flat over most of the room and pitched over the tub. This pitched portion has a couple of recessed cans and is insulated with fiberglass batt. I'm removing the tub and would like to lower this part of the ceiling and tie into the lower level. I was planning to leave the pitched ceiling in place and frame under it which will create a hollow void between the old and new drywall. I'm concerned about moisture/air flow in this resulting void. Is it OK to leave the old ceiling in place, or should I remove it? If it's OK to leave it in place, should I insulate above the new section?

Thanks in advance for your advice.
Old 08-04-10, 05:08 PM
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As far as I know you can leave that ceiling in place, frame a new one & you don't have to insulate.

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