You can do this.
I think YouTube is one of the best sources of information out there. But
you’re right in that sometimes someone has to get the ball rolling. I
document everything now just in the off chance it may benefit someone.
Looking at the hits some of my more obscure videos get I’d say somebody’s
I do hope you have the time & the inclination to share future projects.
Looking at the numbers, you have gathered a following. In an ever shrinking
world it’s quite something to share thoughts, knowledge & ideas with people
on the other side of the globe.
It depends on your climate outside climate and inside climate if you put up
a vapor bar or not. Because you live in such a cold area and you have
regular climate shifts between dry and wet it is not wise to put up a vapor
bar. Simply because air moves through the little cracks and then out again.
[this costs extra money on heating bill]. If you where to put up a vapor
barrior you would trap this wet cold air in the roof causing mold. If you
insolate better, you can vapor bar to keep it out
Yeah for sure, it is. I was just thinking the other day how much knowledge
is contained here, and how it benefits the little people, not just big
business. I love coming here for it, and you get personal flair as well.
I hope I do as well. I really enjoy doing this, and truthfully, it’s the
people like yourself that keep coming back to comment, that really keep me
going. I’ll always have projects going on, and it’s a blast to share em
here. Thanks for watching!
THANK YOU! I was so hoping someone to back up my theory on vapor barriers.
I have a video coming up soon, talking specifically about vapor barriers
because I was so wishy washy on it. Thanks for the comments!
In your case…when there is enough ventilation above your isolation you’ll
be okay as the vapour..moisture that passes through can be vented out! You
could create a little funnel on your roof or have some vents on the side of
the wall beneith the roof where you won’t have problems with possible
entering of rainwater!
The last option is ventilate the room everyday for ten minutes by opening a
window! That also will let out moisture!!! And keep the place well
heated…with dry heat..ofcorse!!!
Yeah, I do have vented soffits which should help pull moisture off the top
this is some of the gayest shit ive ever seen…..vapor barrier? man, come
on down to cowdouhs school of carpentry
Finally someone that actually shows you “how to do it” …. love the tips
on doing the wall first to avoid cutting angles and the method to cut and
mark out the ceiling cans. Very helpful… you have definitely saved me
some time and headaches. Thanks for posting!!
I would have put plastic up to hold back the dust from the insulation. Have
you noticed dust to be a problem in that room. I’m fixing to do my whole
house in it.
we are installing one and came here to find out what length to start your
first board, which wall to start on, etc. … had to figure it out but
thanks for the info you shared…. we put up a vapor barrier even tho we’re
in AZ …. anything to help keep the heat out…
You obviously put the first board flush against the wall, thus not leaving
any room for expansion. I’ll be very surprised if this ceiling doesn’t
buckle as it expands from humidity during summer months.
thanks for the vid. Do you guys not use vapor barrier there? we use 6mil
what size and guage nails are you using/?
I am replacing pine carsiding and have trouble making the tongue fit into
the groove, of which the tongue is primed and painted. I have tried a
lubricant and planing down the tongue a tad. this helps but not totally.
Any ideas? Any help is appreciated.
They’re rafters not joist