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Old 12-04-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen. It is mostly gutted right now, the problem we discovered is there is no ceiling joist right above the 2x4 we took out.
This is a non load bearing wall.
Can we sister a 2x6 in the attic, need something for the drywall to grip to.
I don't want to have to hire someone to do this but I'm guessing I just might. ... sigh.
This space is between my kitchen and dining room. The future cabinets are going to the ceiling.
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It looks as though the roof joists have been altered, damaged,
Is that true?

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Only one was inspected today by housing inspector. Am hiring someone to fix it.
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You can install blocking to screw the sheetrock to. how you do it depends on the structure you have up there. Currently, it looks like a framing mess. You need to remove all the extraneous wood and get to the original, unmolested condition.
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Yes we know, there was a bulk head there and when taken down doing some surprises like you sometimes do. We are taking he drywall back to the next stud then cross bracing. The fun will come with the ceiling texture, it's a funky pattern throughout the entire house.
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Yes we know, there was a bulk head there and when taken down doing some surprises like you sometimes do. We are taking he drywall back to the next stud then cross bracing. The fun will come with the ceiling texture, it's a funky pattern throughout the entire house.
If the texture went on before the mid '70's, it could contain asbestos, so take precautions when removing it.
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It looks like who ever did the framing just saved a ceiling joist and used 2X4s to stabilize the wall and have a place for a sheet rock nailer. If a joist were to sit dead on top of the wall there would be no need of it to be there as the wall would serve to tie the two walls together and since no sheet rock could be nailed to it, it would be useless, unless it were a two story then it would need to be there for a floor joist.

Now you will need to remove the 2X4s and install a ceiling joist as it will have sheet rock nailed to it.

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