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Old 09-18-2009, 12:58 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, I am renovating my basement, framing is almost complete, My roof has some gas pipes running, In order to cover them I need to add wood studs 4 inch thick, so my roof will be smooth. My question is what should be the distance between each stud so I can fix my 4* 8 feet dry wall on them.
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raul, Welcome to the forum

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Old 09-18-2009, 06:28 AM   #3
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They should really be 16" on center. You may be able to get away with 24", but you'd need to use 5/8" thick drywall. I assume you mean the ceiling and not the roof.
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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I am trying to install the drywall roof in my basement. I have a gas1pipe 1 inch thickness hanging below the joist. I want to hide that in roof.
No 1 option I thought I should put 2by4 (2 inch thick and 4 inch wide wood) studs on joists and then install the drywall on them, which will cover all the hanging pipes. My concern is if they are going to be heavy for the floor strength. (although i have standard floor).

Or there is a option where I can put my standard (4inch wide and 2 inch thick)
which is very light.when I am going to install the drywall I will leave the gas pipe open and as it will be parallel to my dry wall (here I am assuming the thickness of stud and dry wall will cover the hanging wall). If I can use tape to hide the gas pipe and mud ( the one we use at the joints of the drywall) to give a finish as we do it on the joints of dry wall.

What will be the good option?

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Yes It is a basement ceiling and I am using the 1/2 inch drywall
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:52 PM   #6
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I moved your post from the roofing section, as I believe you've got your terminology all mixed up. I presume you're talking about a basement ceiling, not a basement roof. Most basements don't have roofs.

You're talking about furring your ceiling down with 2x4's, which is pretty common when dealing with pipes and wires. The typical installation is to run the 2x2's or 2x4's perpindicular to the floor joists. You can do it with no structural issues unless your floor is really poorly designed. Just be sure to provide access to all gas valves and gas unions, as well as any water valves that may be in the floor system.
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Thanks for advice

soryy for my terminology, I always get mixed.

How far these 2by4's should be furred to the joists? 16 inches or 24inches. I am using 1/2 inch dry-wall.
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take it back and get 5/8
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Get 'ceiling board'. It will be stiffer than regular board. Probably won't find it a big box, but the supply house will have it.
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Hello everyone, I am renovating my basement, framing is almost complete, My roof has some gas pipes running, In order to cover them I need to add wood studs 4 inch thick, so my roof will be smooth. My question is what should be the distance between each stud so I can fix my 4* 8 feet dry wall on them.
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take it back and get 5/8
If he hasn't framed it out yet then he does not need to take back the 1/2"
5/8" is definitely NOT needed for a basement unless you frame at 24" OC

Frame the ceiling studs at 16" on center
Are these going across the floor joists?
What distance are they spanning without support?

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Agreed, there is no need to install 5/8" on a ceiling of a basement. You can put your 2x4's at 16" centers and it will be just fine.
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Thank-you everyone. this forum is a great help. I love it.
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If he hasn't framed it out yet then he does not need to take back the 1/2"
5/8" is definitely NOT needed for a basement unless you frame at 24" OC

Frame the ceiling studs at 16" on center
Are these going across the floor joists?
What distance are they spanning without support?

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I hav'nt checked the distance between joists, i am sure it is less than 16 inches
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I measured my ceiling today against the gas pipe in the ceiling (I like to hide). I found that If I will Furring the joist with 1by4 studs and place the dry wall on studs. If I am leaving the gas pipe open, not covering with dry wall instead placing the dry wall arround it. gas pipe hides in dry wall, which I am thinking to tape and put mud on it.
Will that work or should I consider 2by4's and give up 1 inch of height of basement?

Any thought,

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