wood plank ceiling


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Old 11-24-08, 10:04 PM
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wood plank ceiling

In my newly remodeled kitchen I would like to cover the ugly popcorn texture drywall ceiling with some nice tongue and groove planking. Can I apply the planks directly to the drywall ceiling with a nail gun or do I have to leave an air gap and/ or apply a vapor barrier between the drywall and the wood planks?
 
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Welcome to the forums! With the insulation above the ceiling, you already have the appropriate vapor barrier installed, so another one would create a moisture pocket. Personally, I would scrape the popcorn prior to installing another strata over it. You will want to run your boards perpendicular to the ceiling joists, nailing with a finish nailer adjacent to the tongue to hide the nail into the joisting.
 
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Old 11-26-08, 09:41 PM
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Ceiling Planks

Thanks for the help. One more quick Question.........Does code call for the wood planks to meet some kind of fire code on the ceiling of a kitchen? And if so, is there a product available to treat the planks to meet the code?
 
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Old 11-27-08, 02:14 PM
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the dry wall that is already on your ceiling should quallify for the fire barrier. but check your local code office.

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