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Old 12-02-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Hello.

I have a low spot in my basement where I have return/supply ducts approx. 4' wide combined. What is the best material that I can use to frame the ducts out for drywall with the MINIMAL amount of headroom clearance? I have seen on videos some kind of angle the drywall gets attached to but have never seen it in stores before. What can I use?

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my first choice is 5/4 x 3 bridging.

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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they make an "angle" that is used in framing with steel studs but one of them on each side would not hold a 4' peice of drywall up. You will need to use some kind of 2x material under the soffit for support.
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with the angle do you have pics or does HD or Rona sell it on their site?
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I couldn't find that angle at any of the big box stores. I had to go to a building supply store to get it.

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