insulation arguement

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Old 06-25-02, 08:00 PM
mikensuzy
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my husband and I are building an addition onto our home. We are now to the point of hanging drywall. The arguement is about how the drywall should hung on the ceiling. He says that in order to have the drywall to hang right he will have to put firing strips two foot on center over the ceiling insulation to fasten the drywall to. I say that the drywall has to go against the ceiling insulation to be safe and he will have to cut the drywall to fit the cieling rafters. Please help us figure out what to do. Thanks!
 
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Old 06-26-02, 03:34 AM
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mikensuzy,

Drywall is easy to cut and should be attached right to the ceiling joists. There shouldn't be that much cutting anyway with either 16 or 24 inch joists.

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Old 06-26-02, 05:30 AM
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Firring strips are a New England regional holdout. It is useful when drywalling old houses where the framing was rough and uneven. It also cuts down the drywall span when installed on trusses and other framing 24" oc. There is some evidence of sound insulation as well.
 
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