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Best way to put metal frame for drywall on sloped ceiling

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Posted by: from Georgetown
4/2/2017 at 8:36:45 PM

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1 1/2 storey, upper level (sloped ceiling):

2x4 rims, 16in apart

I want to extend 2x4 rims by 2" with metal frame. What is my best option:

a) put frame vertically (along the existing rims); I thought of buying 2 5/8 or 3 inches wide, and screwing to the rims

b) put frame horizontally

I will be mounting standard 1/2" drywall sheets to the frame

Please note the rims are angled at 45 degrees! Note: additional frame is to add extra insulation (spraying 2 inches of foam)

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Date/Time4/4/2017 at 9:17:11 PM

Hi Cyril,

Have you thought about using 2x2's and nailing, gluing or screwing to existing 2x4's? If you are after extra cavity space for insulation this may be your best option.

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Cyril in Georgetown
Date/Time4/4/2017 at 10:18:38 PM

Hi Scott,

I discarded the idea of using 2x2 for few reasons:

a) I need real 2 inches extra, 2x2 are about 1.5x1.5 really

b) I found it extremely difficult to find 2x2 that are straight, not twisted or curved

c) Thermal bridging

d) at some of the corners I can feet metal stud, but not 2x2

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