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Old 09-04-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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I have a garage that I am going to convert into a nice square room. There is a beam in the center of the garage on one side the ceiling is 10 feet the other 12 feet. By framing a 8 foot wall with a 2x6 on top of them for a ceiling, do i need to vent the area between the new ceiling and old?

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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Can you post a picture?
Trying to figure out why your not just using the ceiling joist that are already there instead of lowering the ceiling like I believe your going to do.
Also trying to picture how one side could be higher then the other.

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Red Is the new Frame, I am going to frame over a frame. Just faster, and I don't care that I lose 10 inches. I have a google sketchup if you have that program.
Once again do i need to vent those areas?
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No vent needed.
How wide is that area?
My concern is the lenght of run you plan on using only 2 X 6's for.
It would be fine for 12' but not for 24'.
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Some other things to concider most garage floors are sloped and can be cold.
If you were to use ledgers on the outside walls laged to the wall studs and use joist hangers on the center beam that would shorten the 2 X 6 runs by 1/2 and would give you the option of raising the floor without loosing any head room.
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