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.