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Old 05-04-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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What ceiling material?

I have a high ceiling condition with 2x4 @ 24oc. There is insulation between. This is an industrial warehouse. I would like to use one of the following to finish out the ceiling: A] 1/8 masonite, B] 3/8 drywall or C] 1/2 drywall.

I have a concern for cupping with the 24oc framing however the ceiling is 16' high.

Any thoughts?

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Old 05-04-2010, 03:51 PM   #2
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What ceiling material?

You don't mention the span of this framing or if it was engineered for the additional weight of drywall. You would need a minimum of 5/8" with a 24" spacing to prevent it from sagging, if it was rated for the material.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:00 PM   #3
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What ceiling material?

Thanks Ron, the span is in 8' sections. Large roof beams are spaced at 8' centers with the 2x4 or 2x6s spaced 24 oc. The roof has a 1/2 or 3/4 ply.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:33 AM   #4
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What ceiling material?

You could add 1"x4" "strapping" on 16" centers and use 1/2" drywall. A little easier to handle...
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