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Old 01-12-2013, 12:34 PM   #16
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anyone know what T X G is? i cant seem to find it

edit- is this referring to tongue and groove?

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Old 01-12-2013, 04:38 PM   #17
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that was tedious. so they had nailed the drop ceiling to the furring strips with like 1746295435312 staples. just spent the day pulling out each staple one by one. it was easy, but so tedious.

so the 2 rooms dimensions are 13x16 and 13x15 ft. so i am thinking about 400 sq ft total of beadboard to use.

so at home depot with something like this:
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it gives me 42sq ft.

so 400/40=10. so at $65 per box 65x10= $650. so i will have a brand new ceiling for $650! thats a lot less than us hiring out a drywall guy.

the only other expense is the nail gun, compressor, and nails. and of course, working my butt off!
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:54 PM   #18
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1 1/2"is long enough----Sounds like fun-----it is possible to end up not running a straight line--if you don't get the tongue and groove compressed evenly---every 4 feet or so--check your work with a string line---if you are in need of making a correction---do it gradually over the next three courses or so--
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good reminder mike! i have never done this tongue and groove thing before, so any tips are appreciated!

as usual, pictures will be posted, and laughs will happen. hopefully this time no ER visit
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What about fire rating?
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I just saw another thread of yours that mentioned this is on a second floor bedroom area--

You need drywall above the bead board---fire tape will be needed to meet code and the safety of your family---
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i see. so basically there is nothing beyond the ceiling except for the roof. you can see from the pictures. no ducts, or anything. the only cause of fire i can see are perhaps the wire, but those are only for the lights. so without much cause for fire, why do i need drywall? i know code calls for it, but in real practicality i dont see an actual need.
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so another question re nail gun:

should i use 18g or 16guage?
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18 guage is fine for your thin board----

I am concerned about fire stopping that---in the event of a fire in one room--the fire will not be contained for even a short time---and will cross over into the other rooms very quickly---

You have me worried now---please think about doing this safely---I like you and want you to be safe.
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18 guage is fine for your thin board----

I am concerned about fire stopping that---in the event of a fire in one room--the fire will not be contained for even a short time---and will cross over into the other rooms very quickly---

You have me worried now---please think about doing this safely---I like you and want you to be safe.
you are the best mike! if only you lived closer.

the board is only going up for ceiling. that's it. so unless the fire is coming from teh roof, it wont really matter you know what i mean?

in fact i got the idea of using beadboard from the DIY tv show, and in their example they used it for a ceiling in the attic they renovated into a spare room, and they didnt put up drywall behind it
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That still makes me worried----please consider fire stopping to keep yourself safe----
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:53 AM   #27
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The drywall (fireblocking) works both ways......if a fire starts in that room, it slows down the spread....if it starts in anther room, it gives the person in that room time to get out...

I would be willing to bet that if you don't put up 5/8" Type X drywall on the ceiling first, any inspection will fail....additionally, if you do have a fire, I bet your insurance company would not be real happy and you would not be happy with the outcome......not to mention opening yourself up to potential lawsuits.

One last point...the internet is a great place to get info....and it's a great place to get info.....for someone researching your actions....if by any chance you did have a fire...and someone decided to do some internet searching....and seeing how DIY chatroom comes up pretty quick on a Google search....it wouldn't take someone long to find this thread and see that you were 'advised' that you should put up drywall for fire blocking....once this fact came out in trial....it wouldn't last long.

Now, I know this sounds far fetched....but, it's not. I know of a couple of guys who are now unemployed because of their actions at work and then their comments on the internet....
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an aside question-why is that upstairs i need drywall, but if i installed downstairs i do not?? wouldnt fire act the same way regardless of what level?
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an aside question-why is that upstairs i need drywall, but if i installed downstairs i do not?? wouldnt fire act the same way regardless of what level?
All ceilings need drywall....

Just like a garage does....and if there is no drywall in the ceiling of the garage, you have to make sure the wall between the garage and house goes all the way to the roof.
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