Thank God for a big shovel and huge trash bags.
Just got through tearing out the ceiling in the upstairs bedroom I'm
remodeling. My father-in-law did this upstairs addition back in the
mid 1940's. He put in 1/4 inch drywall with bat insulation between the
rafters and a shit load of blown in insulation above that. And he ran
the drywall along the rafters instead of across them. No wonder the
ceiling was sagging. It's a wonder it stayed up at all.
I don't think my FIL was much of a carpenter. When I get the rest of
the interior walls torn out maybe I'll post pictures and see if any of
you recommend any structural repairs I can do before I put in the new
Interesting what people stash inside the walls. So far, I found three
large empty heart shaped boxes that chocolates come in and the box top
from some board game based on an old TV game show. They also left a
large roll of bat insulation up there. I don't know why they didn't
unroll it so it would do some good. It'll be interesting to see if
they put anything in the walls.