2nd sheetrock layer on ceiling


Old 09-17-05, 03:34 PM
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2nd sheetrock layer on ceiling

We are having our bedroom walls sheetrocked and our ceiling skim coated to have a smooth finish on the walls and ceiling. The person doing the work suggested putting a new layer of 1/2" sheetrock over the existing ceiling to get a better finished product. The joists are 16" oc and he would use 2" screws. Is this ok or is the weight of two layers too much for the joists?

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Old 09-17-05, 09:18 PM
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The weight is not a problem. Keep in mind, the board needs to be hung, taped and sanded, pretty much replicating the repairs to the existing ceiling, less the expense of the material.

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