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Old 02-07-2012, 11:05 PM   #16
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Use brick string not monofliment.
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Find a permiter level line. Cut long tapered full length shims and attach them to the bottom of the individual floor joists with floor glue and a mechanical fastener. Nails screws or staples depending on length needed. Drywall the ceiling.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:19 PM   #18
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Could rewiring be avoided by using 1x furrowing perpindicular to the joists after they are leveled by one of the methods mentioned?

Btw, I like the long shims angle if possible.
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yes iam serious that is a good idea makes sense go for it ....
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I just went through this. I attach strapping perpendicularly to the bottom of the joists and shimmed each one until it's true. Start at the lowest point and work out from there. Once you have three pieces of strapping in place, the rest fall into place easily.
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I just went through this. I attach strapping perpendicularly to the bottom of the joists and shimmed each one until it's true. Start at the lowest point and work out from there. Once you have three pieces of strapping in place, the rest fall into place easily.
This is the first thing that came to my mind as well. Strap it, shim it level and flat.

It's easier to screw drywall on 1x3 furring strips than joist ends, especially if your spacing is a hair off. You have more edge to work with.


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Old 06-03-2012, 11:50 PM   #22
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I finished the job almost! All that is left is crown molding and drywall in between the joists I laid up there. This is my first carpentry job ever aside from 3 amateur workbenches made from 4x4s and 2x4s. I am pretty stoked with the result. Here are a few pix
Thanks for the help everyone!!!

By the way, the joists just LOOKED uneven because the wall the contractor built behind it wasn't even! Lol! It was an optical illusion. The floor was also marginally uneven accounting for the elevation differences.




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I'm confused, why was the sheetrock not put up first then the coffering installed over it?
Now there's going to be air gaps and one pain in the butt drywallljob.

When we do a job like this we install the drywall, finish it and prime and paint, then install ripped 2 X 6's that get screwed to the ceiling joist in the pattern needed, this gives you something to attach the boxing to from the sides. The wood used for the boxing gets finished before installing so your not dealing with getting anything on the new ceilings.

Also why is there what looks like a piece of drip cap nailed to the beam?

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I'm confused, why was the sheetrock not put up first then the coffering installed over it?
Now there's going to be air gaps and one pain in the butt drywallljob.

When we do a job like this we install the drywall, finish it and prime and paint, then install ripped 2 X 6's that get screwed to the ceiling joist in the pattern needed, this gives you something to attach the boxing to from the sides. The wood used for the boxing gets finished before installing so your not dealing with getting anything on the new ceilings.
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I'm confused, why was the sheetrock not put up first then the coffering installed over it?
Now there's going to be air gaps and one pain in the butt drywallljob.

When we do a job like this we install the drywall, finish it and prime and paint, then install ripped 2 X 6's that get screwed to the ceiling joist in the pattern needed, this gives you something to attach the boxing to from the sides. The wood used for the boxing gets finished before installing so your not dealing with getting anything on the new ceilings.

Also why is there what looks like a piece of drip cap nailed to the beam?
The ceiling is very low and every inch counts, so I found a way to hand drywall without even needing to mmud anything except screw holes. I put 2x4s up and then boxed them out. Now I will simply cut drywall pieces to fit and screw them up to the joists.

As for the gap in between the drywall and the boxes that will be hard to mud?.. No mudding needed, if I cut the drywall right I will have 3/4" of relief that they crown molding will cover up. So I will simply slap the drywall up then pop the crown molding up.

I am not very good at taping, so I found a way to make the ceiling a little higher, ad avoid taping the ceiling. I think it is a great idea

Does that make sense?

I don't understand this. Can you please elaborate?
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my basement ceiling is 6'4". so i know what you mean about "every inch counts". but i think you made a lot of extra work for yourself, just to gain 1/2".

but, good luck with your project. and report back with the results.
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my basement ceiling is 6'4". so i know what you mean about "every inch counts". but i think you made a lot of extra work for yourself, just to gain 1/2".

but, good luck with your project. and report back with the results.
Really? I think I saved myself some time
-No spackling or taping
-No hunting for joists when I screwed in the 2x4s to the joists to hang the blocks for the coffered ceiling
-Now I can hand drywall easily by myself instead of working with two people to hand 4x8 sheets.

Are there any downsides I missed? The job seems pretty strait forward, the only downside being the degree of accuracy needed for my drywall cuts.

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count me in for being interested in seeing pics of the finished project. looks good so far, but I'm far from the expert.

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Alright :D Here's an update so far! Drywall is hung, spackled, primed, and painted in between the beams. Thanks everyone! I am very near completion.



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Did you have this inspected yet, or get a permit to finish the basement? Just a few concerns I'm seeing from your pictures.....

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