04:53PM | 01/03/06
Member Since: 01/02/06
2 lifetime posts
The plastered ceiling in my living room (15'X 15')is sagging around 3-4" in the center. I need to remodel the room, but I need to fix the ceiling first. I am planning on slowly jacking up the existig ceiling (plaster and all) and sistering in new joists. The attic over the room is not finished and has vermiculite insulation blown in between the 2X6 joists. I don't want to remove the plaster because of the mess the insulation dust would create in the house. My question is has anyone done this or anything like it before? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.


12:46AM | 02/14/10
Member Since: 02/13/10
2 lifetime posts
It sounds like you have a rafter style roof, in which case you might be able to add one or two 'strong backs' which are a 2x4 laid flat with a 2x6 on edge on top(works as a box beam)set perpendicular to joists. I cant tell you how to set this up, books at home, I'm goofing off at work.


02:14PM | 10/02/15
Vermiculite insulation can contain asbestos and should not be disturbed.
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon