Framing a Basement
I'm about to begin framing out the basement, but had a general ceiling plate question. Probably a basic question, but can't find any good references online.
Most of our 9' basement ceiling is unobstructed, however, there are several places where the gas line (or other) hangs just below the joist. We're planning to drywall the ceiling, not install a suspended ceiling.
Anyway, question is this: should I attach 2x4s to the joists and THEN attach the ceiling plate? Thinking that I can't drywall right on the joists, as I have the above-mentioned issues.