Drying ceiling

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    Heilman_5 New Member

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    I pulled down the "wood" from the ceiling. Is there a way to dry out the Styrofoam insulation?
     
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    How saturated is it?

    Having it parked outside on a hot day (or two, or three, or ...) with the windows all opened and some strong fans inside blowing up at the ceiling might get 'er done.

    But if the foam is saturated, you might have to replace that too.
     
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    If I push my finger into the styrofoam I get water
     
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    sounds like it is going to take a while. Is the outer layer of the ceiling still intact? That is going to really slow down the drying process.
     
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    No I took the ceiling down, the paper board, and white paper ceiling
     
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    If you're impatient, depending on how stable the styrofoam is, you might try a wet-dry vac to suck as much water out of it as possible. But you stand a real chance of sucking it right off the ceiling.

    I think with enough air flow, temperature (warmer being better), and time the styrofoam should dry out. You might ask a place that does water damage remediation in homes for suggestions.
     

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