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Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
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Had been planning on building an unvented cathedral ceiling, but have since realized I need to vent it! Here's where I'm at so far on my construction:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Lintow Sr Mar 11.

Placement of 5/8" firewall, over or under foam board insulation?
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I'm adding onto my personal residence and since the house is within five feet of the property line, I'm being required to install 5/8" drywall as a "firewall" on the exterior of my house over the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hal Skinner Oct 2, 2014.

 

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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"That would work but may I suggest one tweak - add at least another 1" piece under the first (offsetting seams from above) going from 1 web to the next also foaming all edges / seams. That should help eliminate any chances of any air leakage…"
Mar 11
Tony Rigdon replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"Thanks for the reply David! Rigid foam on the top probably would have been simplest, however I do already have my metal roofing up… Have you had any experience with this approach? Do the panels get screwed to the roof? Joints taped?"
Mar 10
Tony Rigdon replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"Thanks for the reply Bud! I replied to Sean above, what do you think of the idea of having no vent channel, instead having 2 inch foam pressed up under the roof deck with 12" cellulose below that? "
Mar 10
Tony Rigdon replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"Thanks for the reply Sean (and everyone else)! Have been crazy busy here with work… I'm in Columbia, MO. My original plan was to just fill up the cavity with cellulose, which would have been right at R50. But after learning more…"
Mar 10
Alice Murphy replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"Cathedral ceilings have sloped roofs. These ceilings leaked air, heat and encourage condensation. In such roofs, insulation material is installed by maintaining a gap between insulation and roof sheathing. Add ventis ventilation from soffits to…"
Mar 9
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Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...

Had been planning on building an unvented cathedral ceiling, but have since realized I need to vent it! Here's where I'm at so far on my construction:This is what I'm planning for the roof assembly:…See More
Feb 23
David Meiland replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"If there's not roofing installed yet, I would add rigid foam to the top of the roof deck, add tall fascia boards to match, install the roofing, and then dense-pack the rafter bays with no venting. "
Feb 22
Bud Poll replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"Hi Tony, I agree with Sean that the foam strips on the bottom of the I-joists may not be worth the effort, although it does also add 2 more inches of insulation.  I-joists don't suffer as much from bridging heat loss as 2x material. The…"
Feb 22
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...
"Location??? Why do you have to vent? Foam for channel, enough to deal with dew-point issues - finish with dense packed cellulose No foam between bottom flange & drywall As you can't really do a ridge vent, just create it like you would for…"
Feb 21
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Vented cathedral ceiling construction advice...

Had been planning on building an unvented cathedral ceiling, but have since realized I need to vent it! Here's where I'm at so far on my construction:This is what I'm planning for the roof assembly:…See More
Feb 21
Hal Skinner replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Placement of 5/8" firewall, over or under foam board insulation?
""There will be moisture buildup on the faces of the insulation board so it shouldn't be in contact with the drywall, I would seal the drywall before applying it to prevent it from soaking up moisture, "   Hi Tony,   After…"
Oct 2, 2014
Tony Rigdon replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Placement of 5/8" firewall, over or under foam board insulation?
"They said one hour firewall yesterday, seemed to leave it up to me as to how to do it. They are basing this strictly on the closeness of the property line, neighbors actual house is still 25 feet away, so I might fight it based on that. My guess is…"
Sep 25, 2014
Tony Rigdon replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Placement of 5/8" firewall, over or under foam board insulation?
"Wow, that sounds like a nightmare!!! You mentioning the roof has me worried now they are going to try and make me do something with my roof! I'm already planning on a metal roof, but can't imagine having to drywall my roof too… On…"
Sep 25, 2014
Eric Kjelshus replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Placement of 5/8" firewall, over or under foam board insulation?
"Last job I did was 5 foot from each building one res one comm and the building inspector put a stop work work order with lack of sheet rock on both side of sides.  This is after stamped by city and others.  NOW after 15 or so meeting I…"
Sep 25, 2014
Tom Mallard replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Placement of 5/8" firewall, over or under foam board insulation?
"There will be moisture buildup on the faces of the insulation board so it shouldn't be in contact with the drywall, I would seal the drywall before applying it to prevent it from soaking up moisture, then furr on top of the insulatioin to add…"
Sep 25, 2014
Robert Cameron replied to Tony Rigdon's discussion Placement of 5/8" firewall, over or under foam board insulation?
"Not uncommon for having to install a fire rated wall on outside when homes are close together.  Verify the hr. rating the town is asking for.  Your assuming its a one hr. rating? Or is that what they told you?  This would need to go…"
Sep 25, 2014

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