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09:32PM | 01/13/15

My basement ceiling had water, gas, and cable lines below the joists so I recently strapped with 2X4's perpendicular to the joists at 24"oc. My question is should I use 1/2" or 5/8" drywall? I know 5/8" is usually recommended on 24" stud span however I did use heavier duty strapping with the 2x4's.



06:06AM | 01/14/15
Big mistake closing everything in like that.

Contractor John

06:40PM | 01/14/15
Member Since: 01/04/15
56 lifetime posts
Let me throw an idea out because covering it all up like the last reply said can be a huge mistake.
How about spraying it all flat black. It kinda makes it disappear. I have used this treatment in a couple basement remodels I have recently completed and the reviews are great. Here is a blog article I wrote a while back. I will add a short video to it tomorrow by noon, so check back after noon tomorrow to see the video.
Contractor John

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