Beginning double framing for insulation

The foam bypasses discussed in a previous post are all installed, so we moved on to the next step: installing top plates for the double wall framing of the angled portion of the second floor ceiling. This is slightly out of order, but once these plates were installed we could add a temporary plastic sheet ceiling to try to retain some of the heat on the second floor (it was all escaping through the ridge vent and 32° nights are cold).

With this top plate in place, we can adhere 2″ foam panels to the angled wall portion, squeezed up into the gap between the plates and the rafters, and then start building the framing for the inner wall in this area. The inner wall will carry wiring for the second floor and some of the first floor front rooms, so getting it finished will put us in a better position to start electrical work. Hopefully a future post can clear up where all of this is going.

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4 Responses to Beginning double framing for insulation

  1. Charity says:

    Yay for insulation!

  2. robin says:

    I second that! It was getting cold enough that I was starting to wear my wool hat around inside along with my coat.

  3. Lynn says:

    Did the temporary plastic sheet make a difference in the temperature upstairs? Our place is getting cold during these long cold nights. I’m not looking forward to winter… Wish we could have insulated better, but we were busy all summer long, and right now we are working on the chicken fence… Do the chores ever end?

  4. robin says:

    Lynn- It helps slow down the massive heat loss and helps the upstairs room stay warmer longer. It’s still not great but it works some. I’m already looking forward to spring now. I hate being cold. ­čÖé

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