What size joists for false ceiling


Old 06-29-07, 05:00 PM
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What size joists for false ceiling

A 9.5' long room has a vaulted ceiling. We want to build a false level ceiling. The question: what size 2x do I need for this long of a span? The 2x would carry just the weight of the drywall and will not carry the weight of the walls or roof.

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Old 06-30-07, 08:28 PM
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2x4 DF at 24"OC.
Old 07-01-07, 08:55 PM
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I think I'd go 2x6.

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