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04:41PM | 08/31/04
Member Since: 08/30/04
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After firing some really ****-poor framers, I am facing the reality of two rooms with really unlevel cielings. All the joists drop in the same direction by anywhere from 1/2" to 1.5".

Is there a novel solution to this that I am missing? So far, the choices I know of are:

a. cut thin rip strips to finish-nail into each joist (very time consuming and high skill required)

b. Remove all the blocking and nail in 2x4s next to each joist, dropping the whole ceiling 1.5-2".

If anyone knows of a simple system developed for these situations or a way to do this I haven't thought of, PLEASE let me know ASAP.

doug seibert

05:27AM | 09/01/04
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
Apply 1" x 3" straping every 16" across the room.........

Leveling them to a string line set at the LOWest point+strap ........

use shims or blocks and long screws to secure to the joists......

Will the crown/dip affect a floor upstairs?


11:22AM | 09/01/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
I agree. 1x3 strips 90º to the existing joist. You can level each one with spacers or shims at each joist.

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