drywall ceiling over furring strips

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Old 04-11-13, 10:50 AM
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drywall ceiling over furring strips

Hi All.
I've found lots of conflicting info in regards to hanging drywall onto a furred ceiling. Some say hang it perpendicular to the furring. Some say parallel to the furring.

Which is the right way and why please. I tend to think perpendicular is correct but then there would be no support beneath the seams of drywall.

Furring is 16" OC attached to 24" OC trusses.

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Old 04-11-13, 12:28 PM
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Other than at the edges of the room where you would support the edge of the drywall sheets with the drywall hung on the wall, you need to be able to screw or nail each edge of the drywall into structure.
 
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Old 04-11-13, 01:25 PM
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Thanks Mitch.

So, horizontal then? (same plane as the furring).

So, this is wrong?:
Drywallers hang drywall ceiling / lid - YouTube
 
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Old 04-11-13, 04:06 PM
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I would follow a different application than that link.... it had such a sag in the center at install-- it appeared to be 1/2" regular drywall, on a 24"oc ceiling---- not. Read footnote "d"; Chapter 7 - Wall Covering

Some tips for you; http://bestdrywall.com/files/ReduceCallbacks.pdf

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/PDF/Free/021174058.pdf

Gary
 
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Old 04-11-13, 04:20 PM
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When the furring goes crossways from the ceiling joist, the furring strips become the structure. You always want the drywall to cross the structure [like the video] The gap between the joists or furring strips doesn't hurt anything. Your are less likely to have any waves in the finished drywall if it crosses the framing.

I had to fur my living rm ceiling 18 or so yrs ago and except for some bad tape from a roof leak, the ceiling looks as good as it did when it was first finished ...... and I can't even remember why I had to fur it
 
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Old 04-12-13, 03:18 PM
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Thanks Mark and Gary.

Gary. Those links are great. Got any more.....?
 
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