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how to level ceiling with furring strips

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by jbuk, 23 Feb 2015.

  1. jbuk

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    I need to level off the joists with furring strips , theres gaps of around 5mm in between some of the joists

    Ideally id like everything flat ,not too fussed if it slopes a little

    I have some 50x25mm strips , what is the best way to level everything off so I don't have a wavey ceiling?

    How many screws would I need on each fixing point?


    Or Should I just screw the strips on and not bother with levelling? Am I being too fussy?
     
  2. tombodge

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    im very interested in this. Upstairs in my house i sistered all the ceiling joists but that was because they where also sagging.


    Downstairs there big joists so Id like to to find a easyer way around it. As you say I dont know what how far you have to go with tolerances ect
     
  3. clive12345

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    Hello,
    With ceilings the perimeter has to be straight .
    5mm between the joist might be seen .
    If you are getting in a plasterer , ask him .
    He might suggest bonding out the ceiling .
     
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