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Old 06-02-2009, 11:44 AM   #1
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code reuirements for ceiling joists


I tore down an existing old ceiling because it was BAD. span is 9'6" with joists on 16" centers. Will 2X4's hold 5/8 drywall,,,or do I require 6" lumber there?
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What's over this area? Even 2x6 is small with a floor or storage above this space. If nothing will ever be put up there, a 2x6 would be my choice.
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with joists on 16" centers.
Does this mean you're using the 2x4's as furring strips?
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:37 PM   #4
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2x6 minimum according to AWC
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