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Old 06-03-2009, 11:26 AM   #1
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Hey Everyone,
I have just started my basement project and I'm having trouble figuring out how to frame a hallway ceiling. I have HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical and more that is preventing access to the floor joists, so I'm not sure what to screw into.

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Sounds like you will need to add furring as nailers, but keep in mind that the things you mention need to be protected from nails/screws with metal plates.

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So I put in furring strips 2x2 with a top and bottom plate. Then create a frame for the ceiling?
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You can either "hang" the ceiling framing from the joists above by dropping down 1x4 or 2x4 "legs" where you have access to the joists or you can place new "ceiling joists" across supported by the adjacent walls. Depending on the width of the hallway the new ceiling joists could be 2x4s or maybe even less.
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