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Old 06-11-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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framing spacing on duct soffit box

I know that for hanging 1/2" gyproc on ceilings the members should be 16"oc, but I'm wondering if I can get away with 24"oc for framing in ductwork where the box will be about 5' wide. Will the gyproc sag? I plan to finish this part of my project tonight, so any thoughts would be great.
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:02 PM   #2
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framing spacing on duct soffit box

Use 5/8" drywall for 24" spacing, the 1/2" will eventually sag.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:15 PM   #3
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framing spacing on duct soffit box

Read fast, then:

Be safe, Gary
Clothes taking longer to dry?
Clean the dryer screen in HOT water if using fabric softener sheets.
They leave a residue that impedes air-flow, costing you money.
Clean the ducting in the last six months? 17,000 dryer fires annually!
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