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Old 01-24-2011, 05:34 PM   #1
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how far apart are ceiling joists supposed to be?

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Normally 16". Sometimes 24".

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It depends on the span they cross and the dimensions of the joists used. Usually 12, 16, or 24", but could be more. Look at the ceiling joists tables in the locally applicable code.
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