Framing theatrical ceiling


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Old 03-29-17, 12:30 PM
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Framing theatrical ceiling

I'm renovating the ceilings in my basement and the floor above is a theatrical floor causing a heavy slant in my basement ceiling. The room I'm currently in has a 7 inch rise. Whats the best and safest way to level this out?
 
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Old 03-29-17, 01:49 PM
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We need to know size of joists and span. A picture would help too. You will probably sister the joists with a ledger and joist hangers on the high side of the ceiling.
 
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The span of the joists in that room are 7 ft 9 inches and the width ranges between 12 and 13 inches (old house). I'll upload a picture once I can get on the computer.
 
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Ok thats good to know. Sounds like you will be fine just putting a 2x6 ledger on the wall on the high side and use 2x6 joists in hangers. Sister 2x6 joists alongside the existing. Add blocking between joists on the low side.
 
 

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