Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-23-2007, 11:25 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Leveling an old ceiling


I am in the process of putting drywall on a ceiling. The ceiling joists slope 3/4 of an inch from one side of the room to the other. I read an article that showed how to use 4" steel studs sistered to the existing joists. It stated that the steel studs could be leveled when being installed. So my question is what gauge of steel stud should I use to hang 1/2" drywall?

jduhoski40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 05:49 AM   #2
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Default

Leveling an old ceiling


18 to 20 gauge should work fine.

AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 08:07 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2
Default

Leveling an old ceiling


Thanks for the reply! Have you ever done anything like this? I planned on doing the same thing they did in this article http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...ges/h00121.asp

Would this be the way to go? I just want to make sure it is done right the first time.
jduhoski40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 10:06 AM   #4
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Default

Leveling an old ceiling


Quote:
Originally Posted by jduhoski40 View Post
Thanks for the reply! Have you ever done anything like this? I planned on doing the same thing they did in this article http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...ges/h00121.asp

Would this be the way to go? I just want to make sure it is done right the first time.
Done it many times using steel and at other times using wood.
If you use steel, attach steel 'high-hat' over the steel studs (16" O.C.) It is the equivalent of wood strapping for steel. Steel studs will twist as you try to attach sheetrock to them. With the steel high-hat strapping, you will have a solid surface to attach your S/R to. It will also eliminate any flexing that can happen with steel, by locking the whole new frame structure together.
The key is to check and double check your measurements and level as you go. One stud off level can cause every one installed after it to be off, then you have to take it all down and start over again....
AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2007, 11:54 AM   #5
Handyguy
 
Brik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SE PA
Posts: 803
Send a message via Skype™ to Brik
Default

Leveling an old ceiling


If its flat, and a gradual slope, all joists sloping the same. Why bother? No one would ever be able to tell. Flat is key, level is not too important.
Brik is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ceiling paint in bathroom gorilla325 Painting 15 09-10-2012 06:07 PM
Paint peeling off Bathroom Ceiling!!! armen30 Painting 17 12-08-2011 08:26 AM
Ceiling condensation icemand Building & Construction 1 12-15-2009 05:16 AM
ceiling fan support triplnikl Carpentry 5 03-06-2009 03:47 PM
Rod Lengths for Ceiling Fans and Mini Pendants Not Sure Electrical 6 10-24-2006 11:23 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.