Drywall ceiling - furring channel?

peter-aAugust 15, 2007

Our basement main room is 30 feet long and 14 feet wide, and the ceiling has 9 inch deep spruce joists at 16 inch centres. We want a drywall ceiling, but the bottoms of the joists are not completely level - there is about 1/4 inch variation in the level.

We intend to install furring channel or resilient channel onto the ceiling joists so we can obtain a flat ceiling. How do we install this metal channel? At the edge of the ceiling and then at what spacing? Installation advice would be much appreciated.

best regards, Peter-A

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Resilient channel is for sound reduction. For half-inch drywall, use 12" centres.

Or, if sound reduction isn't important, don't bother with the channels. Simply level the joists with shims or slight shaving.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2007 at 9:30PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Easier way to burst up concrete?
Since it seem I have to do some concrete busting work...
water leakage under drywall in basement
We just bought a new home. Originally built in 1907,...
basement flooring - tile or finished concrete
we're planning a reno that will include expanding and...
Replacing Steel Column With Stud Wall?
I am interested in replacing a steel column with a...
Flooring System over a basement
In my current house we used 16-18" deep floor...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™