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#1 posted 04-07-2010 10:04 PM

All good ideas, but I’m definitely going with sheetrock. —Hokie

It has to be 5/8” type X Sheetrock for a one hour fire rating. Only ceilings and party walls (the wall between the garage and the house) are required by code to have a fire rating in most areas. Sometimes party walls are required to have a two hour fire rating which is two layers of 5/8”.

My shop is a stand alone building with a 5/8” lid because the ceiling joists (trusses) are on 24” centers. Half-inch rock on a ceiling with 24” centers will sag to much.

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