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10-28-13, 01:59 PM   #1  
Drywalling a Garage Ceiling

I have an attached garage and I'm finishing the 2 outer walls and ceiling. I have question. My ceiling has 2x10 22' joists set at 48 inches OC. Will that be enough to support 5/8 drywall? If not, what is recommended?

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10-28-13, 02:03 PM   #2  
Nope, it needs to be at a minimum of 24".
You do know you do the ceiling first before the walls, right?

 
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10-28-13, 02:13 PM   #3  
Thanks. And yes, I know you need to do the ceiling first.

Someone mentioned hanging 2x4x4 spaced every 24" between the joists but I wasn't sure if that would get too heavy.

 
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10-28-13, 02:20 PM   #4  
Got a picture of this ceiling?
It sure sounds way under built already.
Might be fine for a metal roof and no sheet on the ceiling, but little else.
How wide is this building?
Only way you can get away with 2 X 4's for joist is with trusses, and even then they would be 24" OC.

 
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10-28-13, 02:24 PM   #5  
Sorry I wasn't clear. The 2x4s would connect to each existing joist, not run the full width (22') of the garage.

 
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10-28-13, 02:33 PM   #6  
I understood what you said but, adding more lumber to an all ready over spanned, over spaced joist is going to nothing to add support.

 
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10-29-13, 03:23 AM   #7  
Is this a pole barn type garage? Pics would be nice - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

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10-29-13, 03:58 AM   #8  
Hi - As I had mentioned previously this is an attached 2 car garage. I've uploaded a few pictures. It's roughly 23'x23'.

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10-29-13, 04:17 AM   #9  
I knew you said it was attached but the framing is out of the ordinary. It looks like the ceiling joists are just there to tie the walls together [so they don't bow out]

Are your 22' long joists a single board or 2 joined in the middle? is there any support in the middle?
Ideally you'd add a new joist in between the existing. I'm a painter, not a carpenter but I think if you install 2xs from one joist to the next you have to double up the joist to give it more strength.


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10-29-13, 07:22 AM   #10  
The joists are a single board and there is a single 2x6 running the depth of the garage (~23') attached to each joist. In the one picture you can see the garage door opener is attached to it.

Since it looks like I'll have to add joists to create 16" OC or 24" OC what would be the best way to add them to the existing structure?

 
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