I've got a cold basement, with batts of insulation overhead keeping the main
floor warm. What's the accepted way to either secure the batts in place or to
cover them up? I don't want to sheetrock the ceiling yet (though the space
will become a shop in future years). I really like the idea of covering the
mess with plastic sheeting, but am uncertain about moisture issues and what
code might call for. Ideas? Thanks...
Doug has a good suggestion with the chicken wire - but we use pieces of 1/8"
or 1/16" rigid wire cut slightly wider than the joist spacing. "Bow" it
into the opening and it will hold the insulation in place.
push up bars (as Jim suggested) work great and are fast to install.
install 1 every foot.
"push up bars"........... Not to be confused with "push up bras"
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