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jcf1226
Pine Plank Ceiling Install Procedure question
jcf1226

Want to installl a pine plank (1"x12") ceiling on a single slope cathedral ceiling. Ceiling is parallel chord trusses and will have 22" of blown in fiberglass insulation, vented 2" at top. Can we just put up a 6 or 8 mil vapor barrier and then butt end the planks? Located in Northern MN.

ed21
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ed21

Just wondering how you can blow in fiberglass insulation on a sloped ceiling and expect to maintain an air space and not have the insulation settle.
I would install drywall first, strapping then the wood finish ceiling.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Pine Plank Ceiling Install Procedure question
Mastercarpentry

If you are going over an existing ceiling, all you need to do is paint it to match the wood or darker so that any future gapping doesn't look awful, then install the wood. If you're going all new, install drywall first, tape the joints, then paint as before without further drywall finishing. The drywall will likely be a code requirement anyway but even if not there will be gaps and I'd want more than poly separating me from the attic and insulation in it. If the pitch isn't much then blown-in might do OK but if it's open to the trusses right now my preference would be for fiberglass insulation which won't settle toward the bottom over time.

Phil

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