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Old 01-10-2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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Best Method Of Installing Ceiling In Garage


This is my personal garage/workshop and I'm ready to install a ceiling in order to effectively heat it to aid working in the winter It has a truss ceiling 2'OC and I would like to put up a light material or the typical 1/2" drywall. If installing drywall, I would put up furring strips (probably 1x3's)-is it ok to put them 2'OC -I don't want a problem w/ sagging. I do not expect to have insulation in the ceiling-so no added weight. Are there any other cost effective solutions to install? I considered the foil backed foam insulation board, but don't think its very pretty.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:06 PM   #2
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I don't understand why you would strip a 24" oc ceiling with 24" oc strips. We hang 1/2" sheetrock on 24" centers all the time. The reason garages have typically been stripped is because manufacturers required 5/8 type X to be fastened to 16" oc framing.

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sorry about the mix-up, I wasn't paying attention and put 1/2" when I meant to type 5/8". Is the norm 5/8" for a 'sagless' ceiling years down the road? There's no concern for fire protection, so the 5/8" isn't needed for that reason. Is it acceptable to put 1/2" up?

Regarding the strips, even though the original thread said 1/2", I was still thinking the strips would help in maintaining the rigidity fo the ceiling as I'm sure there is movement because of the windy conditions we have in my area and the pole building construction.
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Chevy, IRC Building codes say 5/8" type x only for areas seperating habitable space above--like bedrooms. The 1/2" is cheaper of course and if your going to do furring strips why not run them perpendicular @16 o/c. That plan sounds the best.
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:33 PM   #5
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I would skip the strips.
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sounds like 1/2" drywall w/o the furring strips is OK-thanks Thom.
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I'm with Tom M on this one. Unless you have sprinklers, use 5/8 x to meet code and chuck the furring strips. It'll easily hold up to 24" oc.
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Is there some reason you couldn't just use the 1/2" ceiling board. I think it's great. Made specifically for ceilings and easier to hang than 5/8" and as far as I know it meets code.

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1/2" will do fine, forget the strips either way.
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1/2" will be fine as long has no habitable space is above.
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What's the best method for applying adhesive to the bottom chord of the truss to install sheetrock? I've used the old fashioned method of a caulk gun, but sometimes poor pressure doesn't allow it to stick (and it drops off). When installing 4" vinyl base moulding (typically found in commercial settings w/ vinyl tile) a special tip is made for the end of the (large) caulk gun-but its too wide, around 3" wide. Is anything like this made for horizontal application of adhesive?
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For the adhesive app. Warm the tubes up and square cut the tip.

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