07:27AM | 01/12/04
Member Since: 01/11/04
1 lifetime posts
My basement has no ceiling and I want to cover up the insulation between joists. Is there any reason why I can't attach 2x4 ceiling panels directly to the joists? If you can nail heavy gypsum board sheets to joists to make a ceiling, why can't you attach the lighter 2x4 panels directly to joists? I don't need an expensive grid system like CeilingMax or a suspended ceiling. I can live without easy access to pipes, etc.,and anyway, the rest of the ceilings in a house don't give such access. I just want to cover up the insulation. But I haven't figured out the best way to attach the panels, as they seem too thick for staples. Does anyone have a suggestion? Is there any reason why my idea wouldn't work? Thanks!

plumber Tom

11:03AM | 01/16/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Why can't u just go with 3/8th drywall in 4x8 sections? If you don't plan on taping and mudding the seams, you will have fewer seams then 2x4 panels.


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