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Insulating a naked area

Postby Maluckyday » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:38 am

I need to insulate/cover a naked roof/ceiling area.

Maybe you have come across this situation before but in my friends home there is no ceiling, just exposed beams, rafters, batons and roof tiles.

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The radiant heat is quite apparent.

A friend of mine suggested asking here about how to go about insulating the roof area.

However, I do not want to ... use spray foam ... or install a false ceiling

Has anyone else done this?

Minimum money spend ... it's not my house, now, or in the future.

Only want to do one bedroom.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Insulating a naked area

Postby jazzman » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:58 am

I can't think of any economical solutions other than putting a sheetrock (gypsumboard) ceiling in - one of the things you apparently wish to avoid doing.
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Re: Insulating a naked area

Postby thailazer » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:06 am

Yep... Pretty tall order without a ceiling. Only thing might be buying some cheap white sytro-foam sheets from the bookstore and glue or wire them in place.
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Re: Insulating a naked area

Postby Maluckyday » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:09 am

What you suggested above was my initial thought.

I know that there are issues with the polystyrene in a house fire situation.

And the wiring in place was also the thought for attachment ... I'd seen that before somewhere.

You mentioned a book-store as the place to buy.

Is that my only option?

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Re: Insulating a naked area

Postby jazzman » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:57 am

Styrofoam sheets in various thicknesses can be bought in packaging materials wholesalers. They are however an extremely high fire risk. They are however only an insulator.
If you are thinking of attaching anything directly to the underside of the roof covering, consider proper reflective aluminium foil for roofs. You can buy that at Home Pro or any home DIY store. It will make a significant difference - it's what I have under the tin roof of my rice mill where it is beautifully cool inside.
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Re: Insulating a naked area

Postby schuimpge » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:37 am

Cheap and fast solution... Water Cooling...

PVC-pipe with a row of many holes drilled in it. (like a spray bar).
Fix it against the highest point of the roof (I assume it's a flat, sloping roof) with the holes pointing down to the roof.
Put a rain-gutter at the lowest end to collect the water into a large drum.
Connect to a water-pump to the PVC-pipe and put it in the drum.
Switch on electricity and voila.

If you come across a cheap solar panel, get a 12V pump and put the solar panel on the roof.
No electricity to be paid...stops at night, starts at daytime.
Just keep an eye on the water-drum or put an auto-top-off in there. (like you find in a toilet.)

Cheers,
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Re: Insulating a naked area

Postby Mike Judd » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:05 pm

Buy a big fan. !
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Re: Insulating a naked area

Postby oil » Thu May 29, 2014 2:59 am

do what he did, cant get any cheaper
viewtopic.php?f=40&t=4476
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Re: Insulating a naked area

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Thu May 29, 2014 6:24 am

oil wrote:do what he did, cant get any cheaper
viewtopic.php?f=40&t=4476

True. I'll be getting a report on Wednesday as to how it is holding up and if the beastys like the space.
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