strapping on joists?

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Old 10-25-04, 08:49 AM
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I have a new ceiling (unfinished) with the joists are all 16" on center. the contractor knew I was hanging the sheetrock myself. Shouldn't he have put strapping on the underside of the joists to give me more places to attach the sheetrock screws? thanks.
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Old 10-26-04, 05:46 AM
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Not needed. Code calls for 16" on center for all drywall.
 
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Old 10-27-04, 05:55 AM
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thank you for the courtesy of the reply. my line of thinking in asking this question was the fact that I am hanging the wallboard myself and I figured if the extra 3/4" of ceiling height that was going to be lost fron strapping is not a factor; wouldn't I have more of a fastening surface if I attached some strapping myself. also, i am insulating this ceiling with r-19 and i had hoped the strapping would also make it easier for the do-it-yourself-er to install the insulation and then the wallboard. each bay would have at least 8 perpendicular pieces of strapping to lay the insulation bats into. Thanks in advance!
-Bob in N.H.
 
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