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Jim Reeves

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04-03-2012 08:15 AM

My house am renovating, has cathederal roof want to take back showing very nice wood beams.
Prior owner before my father inlaw, strapped all but 2 ceilings making them just 7 ft in height.
So while l am gutting the house, l am removing 2×4’s and the 2×2 strapping attached to the 2×4’s so beams are stained like livingroom and then sand paint off bedroom beams stain it.
Have to in bathroom raise to 8 ft due to chimney visable and hall same thing but can live with that .

The ceiling tile am hoping can get advise on the dinningroom, a bedroom mold very bad, a few other rooms along edge on lowest point in line with eves trop.
Other rooms show water stains from leaking prior to shingles being replaced 5-6 years ago no leaking now
inspected 2 times during heavey raining since removing false ceilings.
The ceiling tiles in the complete house were nailed on top of the wooden beams, at one time was the outside roof.

On the attic side of the ceiling tiles there is black tar and gravel the tiles are about 6-7 inches thick.
The 2 rooms that have allot of black mold, contractor said he will cut them out with a chain saw then put strapping on top of beams where the tiles are being removed to make more stabble.
To put new drywall on ceilings he said he will nail 1×2’s on side of beams and screw drywall to strapping the strapping he said will be at top of side of beams so as much of beams are showing as possible.

If the above works, still have problem of strips of molded tiles chain saw couldn’t remove and end walls on the 2 by framing on front back of house.
I called in a company who did my basement in 2002 removed molded 2×4 walls etc they said best to remove most of tile l can then there a place in town who sell a paint type liquid that will seal mold won’t spread.
If that works great, l am as well worried cutting into tiles that dust doesn’t make mold grow in other places or get on wood table etc.

Does anyone have any name of what l would paint the 3-4 coats of on tiles, wood etc before cutting with chain saw? Also have black looking mold on most off the blocks in the crawling space, does anyone know a product l can paint over the black on concrete blocks and something maybe same product l could paint on wood beams, floor joices pretty much paint everything in crawspace to seal in mold to not spread likely should put a 50-70 pint dehummidifier in crawling space going to install a HRV when done other work.
Please email me at [email protected] please with any advise contractor planning to cut with chainsaw wed thursday in 2-3 days if possible need advise before cutting starts.
Thanks so much in advance
James Reeves

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02-27-2023 09:05 AM

Removing molded ceiling tiles from a cathedral ceiling attic can be a tricky task. It is important to take all necessary precautions to ensure that you do the job safely and correctly. garage door repair tustin One of the best ways to begin is to remove any gravel or tar tiles that were originally used on the roof. This will help ensure that you are able to get to the molded tiles without any difficulty. Taking the time to do this can save both time and money, as well as help maintain the safety of your home.

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05-24-2023 11:03 AM

Removing molded ceiling tiles from a cathedral ceiling attic can be a challenging task. Here are some general steps to guide you through the process:Safety Precautions: Before starting any work, ensure you take appropriate safety measures. Wear protective clothing, gloves, goggles, and a mask to prevent exposure to mold spores. Proper ventilation in the area is essential.Inspection: Assess the PMG los angeles extent of the mold damage and determine if the ceiling tiles are salvageable or need to be completely replaced. If the mold growth is severe or the tiles are damaged beyond repair, it’s best to remove and replace them.Prepare the Area: Clear the attic space of any belongings or obstacles that may hinder your work.It’s important to note that the process of removing molded ceiling tiles from a cathedral ceiling attic can be complex and may require the expertise of a professional mold remediation specialist. They can ensure the safe and effective removal of mold and provide guidance on proper remediation techniques.

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