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Old 06-14-2011, 04:54 AM   #1
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Ceiling Leveling


I do a lot of renovations in old terraced houses. The ceilings invariably need leveling. After taking down the lathe and plaster it's a time consuming job of packing out individual joists to level. Does anyone have any advice/product advice on speedier ways of leveling a ceiling?
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:31 AM   #2
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String it up and pack it out

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Old 06-14-2011, 07:32 AM   #3
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Exactly. Rotating laser level works well also.
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Exactly. Rotating laser level works well also.
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I have a DeWALT 18V Cordless Rotary Laser I use mostly for acoustical/grid ceilings.

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laser level is the key. sister up some 2x4's or 2x6's depending how bad it is and start nailing it up.
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^ Laser level is key... 2x4 and 2x6s
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Try sistering ceiling joist instead of packing down.
Use 2x4 or 2x6.
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Try sistering ceiling joist instead of packing down.
Use 2x4 or 2x6.
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I'm with you fella, if its ceilings in old (usually small) terraced houses go for sistering and a spirit level.
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We just did this a few weeks ago. The difference in the existing joists was like +/- 1/2", often in adjacent joists. We scabbed 2x4's on one side of each joist with a string running across the two ends and middle. A laser would have worked equally well. Sir Mixalot's steel studs would have worked even better than 2x4s.

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Over here in uk a terraced home is either a long building sub divided into 3 or more homes seperated by either one brick thick wall or 4'' anti blast stud wall. They're historically low budget meaning the cheapest compliant materials, usully resulting in uneven ceilings.
Or a two storey home where the upper level is alot smaller than the lower level and the spare area is made into an outside 'living area'.
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i would say use metal 2x3's and drop down the ceiling?

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