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Old 12-24-2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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I'm going to be drywalling a basement and doing the ceiling for it. I'm wondering if I should run some 2x4's perpendicular to the joists and attach the dry wall to that - rather than hanging the drywall directly to the floor joists.

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Why? For sound deadening you could use resilent channel for this same design. At least you would gain something. Or you run these to drop the ceiling due to pipes or electric wires requiring concealment. Or to make up for an unveven surface. Or to provide a 16" OC nailer if your joists are 24"OC. Otherwise there is not reason to do this.

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Why? For sound deadening you could use resilent channel for this same design. At least you would gain something. Or you run these to drop the ceiling due to pipes or electric wires requiring concealment. Or to make up for an unveven surface. Or to provide a 16" OC nailer if your joists are 24"OC. Otherwise there is not reason to do this.
Agreed , do not strip unless you have to for either sound or to take the high and low areas out. Otherwise just screw to the floor joists.
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Yeah, if you've got floor joists or trusses over 16" centers, strap with 1"x4" on 16" centers.....
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Why? For sound deadening you could use resilent channel for this same design. At least you would gain something. Or you run these to drop the ceiling due to pipes or electric wires requiring concealment. Or to make up for an unveven surface. Or to provide a 16" OC nailer if your joists are 24"OC. Otherwise there is not reason to do this.
Cant 5/8 drywall be used for 24"OC?
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Sure if you want to deal with the additional weight.....
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Not on a ceiling. Sags too much. I would not even use it for walls. Why make a poor wall when a very little costs makes it so much better.

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