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Old 09-19-2010, 11:35 PM   #1
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How to best level uneven ceiling joists?

I have a ceiling ripped down to the joists. I'm looking for the easiest, yet most secure, way to even the room out. I have read about sistering 2x4 to each joist, leveling them to the lowest point.

I have also read about running furring strips with shims perpindicular to the joists.

What would you suggest? Thanks all!

P.S room is 22x11.5. Joist run paralell to the 11.5 width


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Old 09-20-2010, 12:17 AM   #2
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How to best level uneven ceiling joists?

sistering the 2 x 4's sounds like a good idea


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Go ahead and apply for a variance, those guys at City Hall can use a good laugh.
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