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Old 02-05-2014, 12:31 PM   #1
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Hello fellow member from UK here

I put my foot through a portion of ceiling so took it down and whilst I had the oppturunity run some cat6 cables.

Thing is now im stuck on what to do here and the best way to frame out in order to accommodate more cables. I need to lower the ceiling slightly enough for the cable run.

What best to frame out ready for plasterboard/sheetrock?

any tips or diagrams will be helpful.

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Please guys help me out here :D
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:26 AM   #4
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You could just frame out with 2X4s, on the same angle as the stairs, past all the wires and install sheet rock, shouldn't be too hard to do.

It is pretty late at night here right now, I am sure some of the other guys will have other suggestions tomorrow.
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That's the way I would do it.
Pad it out with 2 X 4's laying flat against the studs on that knee wall under the stairs, then add three more to set up against the bottoms of the stair treads and attached at the top and bottom.
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Instead of framing to the bottom of the steps do it in one piece and frame to the top of the little bump out from the top of the steps.

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Instead of framing to the bottom of the steps do it in one piece and frame to the top of the little bump out from the top of the steps.

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This is the way I had in mind also.

How do you make the red lines like that?
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This is the way I had in mind also.

How do you make the red lines like that?
If you're running a windows machine, you can do it with the "Snipping tool".
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Thank you guys I knew I would get some helpful advice.

My next question is how should I fix the new timber? Don't want to think it may fall on someone If I don't fix it well.
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This is the way I had in mind also.

How do you make the red lines like that?
Use MSPaint.
I think I would use screws to fasten it. Less chance of doing more damage to the existing plaster from hammering in nails.


I also just realized that picture is sideways. here is right side up version.
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Thanks Joe, I will give it a try.

I thought something was wrong with that picture.
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Thanks fellas
I will go get some 2x4 timber on the weekend and attempt to put it right as my wife is nagging me that it looks awful :D

Will post my progress.

Thank You all

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