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Old 10-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #16
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The trusses are definitely 24 inch, and the roof is not sagging at all.
I do think that the drywall is 1/2 inch though.
I put a level and tape measure on the ceiling, and each sheet has 3/8 inch difference between the lowest point and the edge of the piece of the drywall. There are definitely nails holding the center of the sheet, but they have come down 1/4 to 1/3 inch with the drywall.

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There are nails in the center of each piece in the center truss, and they are 1/4 to 1/3 inch pulled out according to the amount of sag at that point.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:37 PM   #18
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Lift it back up--hopefully no insulation has slipped between the drywall and the framing--then add more screws---

That is very loose---I was removing a loose ceiling in a kitchen---one good pull and the entire 10 x14 ceiling came down in one fell swoop----Bang, Big bang!!!
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1/2" is recommended for 16" centers and 5/8" for 24" centers. Over time this has probably caused the sag. If you have access from above you may need to add some cross bracing between the trusses just to have something to screw to. Just don't be too surprised if you end up having to replace it.
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Thanks to everyone. Last "?" Does replacing it necessarily mean ripping the old one down or can I place the furring strips every 4ft where the drywall is still tight and install a new ceiling in the correct direction.
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With it sagging this bad remove and replace.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:02 AM   #22
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With it sagging this bad remove and replace.
It's loose and bagged and sagged----best option is to remove it.


Cover the floor with several layers of heavy plastic---cut the corners at the wall/cieling using a utility knife----then bash a hole with a hammer---and pull with a rake or hoe----remember--this might all fall at one time---so be careful-----

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