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Old 11-23-2010, 10:56 PM   #1
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we want to put a sheetrock ceiling in a basement where all the heat ducts & plumbing are below the floor joist from the 1st floor. Our room demensions are pretty large so installing wooden beams or joists would lower the ceiling too much. Does anyone make a steel or some other material frame that can be installed that would support the sheet rock weight?

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Old 11-26-2010, 11:24 AM   #2
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There are grid systems that can support (and are designed for) the weight of drywall (try USG.com for more info). Unfortunately you still have to allow room for grid clearance (tees are about 1-1/2" tall) and room to tie the hanger wires, so you'd still need to drop 4" minimum.....

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You could use metal "Hat channel".

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we want to put a sheetrock ceiling in a basement where all the heat ducts & plumbing are below the floor joist from the 1st floor. Our room demensions are pretty large so installing wooden beams or joists would lower the ceiling too much. Does anyone make a steel or some other material frame that can be installed that would support the sheet rock weight?
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yup...what he said..

Resiliant channel would do the trick.
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