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  1. Can I replace bridging with strapping?

    Building & Construction
    We have a balloon home built around 1900. We are redoing the living room in order to have at least 1 warm room in our home in winter. (Low budget). I'm not sure if I will be able to ever redo more rooms. The room size is 15 ft x 15 ft. I would like to insulate the ceiling which is 2x8's...
  2. Two Hole Strapping For CSST

    Plumbing
    My inspector says I need to strap my CSST with "two hole straps" Can someone show me a picture of this so I know exactly what to get? Thanks!
  3. How do I level a ceiling? Drywalling my ceiling

    Building & Construction
    How do you level a ceiling? I ripped down my old plaster ceiling and this is what I was left with. I reattached the old "strapping" to the large floor joists with screws. I would like to put up drywall but the ceiling is visibly not level. In addition, the old "strapping" is very dry and prone...
  4. Basement ceiling

    Building & Construction
    I'm starting to finish my basement and I have some plumbing and gas lines that are surface run across the floor joists. I've measured and 1x3 strapping won't be deep enough. I am contemplating using 2x2 or 2x4 as strapping (to avoid reworking the plumbing through the joists) - is there...
  5. Drywalling over a plank wall

    Remodeling
    Howdy, I am renovating an old homestead and was wondering if I can get away from strapping the walls. The walls may have a few dips in the wall so can I just not drive the screws completly in tight? any help would be greatly appreciated.
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