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Re: lowering bathroom ceiling....
Reply #11 - Oct 15th, 2005, 8:04pm
 
I actually stay up all night on the forum, surrounded by Building/Plumbing/Electrical books, just in case of a query.

Doesn't everyone?

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Reply #10 - Oct 15th, 2005, 7:11pm
 
I'll let you off as it was late at night, or did you get up that early to try and beat me to the answer Wink

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Reply #9 - Oct 15th, 2005, 9:33am
 
Just testing ya  Grin


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Reply #8 - Oct 15th, 2005, 7:56am
 
Actually it stands for Canadian Lumber STANDARD not stock.

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Reply #6 - Oct 15th, 2005, 12:03am
 
..hangers look the biz...thanks to you all.

???..wonder what CLS stands for?
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Reply #5 - Oct 13th, 2005, 11:15pm
 
Or use these after fixing your timbers along the 4m sides.  These hangers will carry the 2m joists.

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Reply #4 - Oct 13th, 2005, 4:25pm
 
If thats the size of your ceiling then I would plug & screw 38x68 CLS along the two 4.0m walls. Then screw more CLS joists to the underside of the battens, you will need to counter bore the CLS or use long screws.

Or do it as above post , notching the joists to sit over the battens.

If you use tapered edge palsterboard you can tape & fill the joints to avoid skimming.

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Reply #3 - Oct 13th, 2005, 10:18am
 
..thanks Handyjon and Jerryd...but how are the new crosspieces (joists?) fixed to these battens...surely not resting on top...this would leave the battens showing!
The room size is approx 2m x 4m.
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Reply #2 - Oct 12th, 2005, 9:21pm
 
The joist size (i.e. 47 x 100 etc) is dependent on the span of the room, what's the size of this room?
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Reply #1 - Oct 12th, 2005, 8:06pm
 
Put battens around walls at the right height, stick up some joists on the battans at the appropriate centers for the size of plasterboard you're going to use, screw plasterboard to joists, tape joints, skim, run bath, lie in bath and look up! jobs done!  Cheesy
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lowering bathroom ceiling....
Oct 12th, 2005, 12:52pm
 
...have to lower a bathroom ceiling by about 14".
Can anyone give guidance on the best/simplest way to go about this ie. materials etc.
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