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Old 08-11-2008, 08:59 PM   #31
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Builder skipped ceiling joists in bonus room need advice


just to create conversation...

lets assume for a minute that the roof system was ok and consider another method for the sheetrock sagging problem.

Running 2x4's 16 oc the opposite direction (as beefy firring strips), fastened to the 32 oc joists right over the sheetrock (well physically under the sheetrock). Then re-rock over it. You're more than doubling the dead weight but it can all be done from below. Ive firred 24 oc trusses but 32 with double rock is a stretch. Disregarding the roof system, you'd just look up the span kneewall to kneewall and wpf for joists.

Just food for thought.

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Old 08-11-2008, 10:44 PM   #32
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Builder skipped ceiling joists in bonus room need advice


Crecore, Great point!!! my 1st reaction to your food for thought above ... well ... was to throw up....

But, if little people live in this house ...where a 5" 10"" ceiling works ....

then ... as i digest your plan...my tummy is comfortable.

go munchkins...


6' ceilings ... might be code in oz...but 7' most everywhere else.

Mincus, yet another reason to hire a pro.... do we need, or would you like us to take up a fund? You advised 6' knee walls with common rafter ties 32"oc(semantics collar ties/) ceiling joist, because they have gypsum board adhered. So what you have per code is a storage area, not a legal room. ( good news is be sure you are not taxed for this square footage as living space.)

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