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toobhed 08-07-2011 01:24 PM

What is minimum spacing for ceiling soft studs
 
I'm building an enclosure around the hvac ducts in my basement and wondered what is the minimum spacing for the crossmembers that hold up the drywall on the ceiling?

Jackofall1 08-07-2011 01:30 PM

I would think more in the line of maximum spacing, given that you usually lay the 2 x 4 on its side to maximize head room spacing at 24" works out well.

Just make sure you leave at least an inch between the hot air supply and any combustable materials (wood).

Mark

toobhed 08-16-2011 03:50 PM

Thanks Mark!

bjbatlanta 08-22-2011 04:33 PM

I'd recommend 16" centers.


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