06:40AM | 11/28/01
Member Since: 11/27/01
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I am finishing my basement. I would like to drywall the ceiling, but I have 4 major ducts that run perpendicular to the joists. These ducts are close to each other. I obviously need to drop the ceiling below the ducts, but how? How close can I get to the ducts with the drywall?


05:04AM | 11/30/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Sounds like you'll need to frame around the duct work so you'll have something to attach the drywall to.You may be able to do this using strapping and forming a box frame along the duct.You can get as close to the duct work as you want so long as when you hang the drywall,the screws don't pierce the duct.


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