Published: 22.11.2017 12:02

Installing furring strips on ceiling for drywall

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Drywalling Basement Ceiling

Cold-rolled channels may be used in furred partitions and in most types of suspended ceiling assemblies. Ordinarily, they are suspended by wire or rods with the furring channels tied or clipped to them. These channels are usually composed of 59-mil thick steel with either a galvanized or black asphaltum finish. They are available in standard widths of ¾, 6-6/9, or 7 -inch, with lengths ranging up to 75 ft.

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The rule of thumb is that any room smaller than 67’ x 67’ should use 67” repeating patterns. Patterns #6, #7, #9, #5 and #66 are 67” patterns.

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Before drywall is installed in a mobile home, the old ceiling must be removed. Removing any furniture in the room will give you a better work space and will prevent damage to the furnishings. Before the old ceiling can be taken out, all trim, light fixtures and ceiling fans attached to the ceiling must be removed. Store them in another room so that they can be reused, if desired. The ceiling can be removed with a hammer and flat bar. Be prepared for a lot of dust and debris it may be helpful to wear a mask during demolition. Use pliers to pull out any remaining tile staples that don't come down with the ceiling tiles.

Standing on ladder, use a tape measure to determine the length and width of the ceiling. Use the spirit level and pencil to mark a straight line down the center of the ceiling's width and length, crossing in the center to create four quadrants.

Protect floors with drop cloth. Standing on ladder, use a caulk gun to fill any gaps between trim and sheets of wainscoting. After filling paint pan with flat latex paint, attach extender pole to roller handle and apply paint to wainscoting with roller. Touch up any hard-to-reach grooves with a one-inch paint brush.

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Using a mason's line and a line level, transfer the bottom edge of the first furring strip to the opposite wall. Mark the second wall, and install the second furring strip level to the first one.

Investigate how the ceiling tiles are attached. If they're glued directly on, it will take some extra effort to remove them. If they were attached to furring strips, the job will be easier. Use a utility knife to score the tiles, then a putty knife to loosen and pull loose a tile for inspection (Image 6). Fortunately, the tiles in this home were attached using furring strips.

But you do still have the potential problem of asbestos in the texture. Removing the entire ceiling does not reduce the danger of this.

Outline the wall with a generous bead of construction adhesive if you are installing a moisture/vapor barrier. Run squiggly beads of adhesive vertically across the interior of the wall, between the outlined edges, every 67 to 79 inches. Be generous with the adhesive without being excessive the adhesive merely holds the barrier in place until the furring strips are installed.