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Old 11-12-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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I am hanging a ceiling and have a small section that I can not put blocking.

My question, How far can I hold a screw back and "float" the edge?

The ceiling meets a bulkhead and there is Pex (flexible plumbing, 9 lines of it) running right beside the top edge of the bulkhead.

I have 11 inches from the bulkhead to the nearest nailing edge.

My thought is that the piece on the bulkhead could support the ceiling piece which would be screwed in 11 inches back.

Any standard "rule' that applies?

\Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-12-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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Will, Can you post a Pic?
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:37 PM   #3
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The wall sheet will hold up the ceiling sheet --you are fine --16" is the accepted distance from the wall .

With truss roofs you are not supposed to screw within 16" of a wall.--Mike--
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Thankyou. I have always wondered what the max tolerable would be.

I am more comfortable with it now.

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Less is better but as Mike said, 16" is acceptable as long as the wall supports the ceiling.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:50 AM   #6
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it all worked out quite well actually. I added some 1x2 blocking where I could and still used the bulkhead pieces to hold up the ceiling pieces.
It ended up that the screws were only 9 inches back.
Pretty secure and I'm not so worried about my joints cracking now.

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