I made a bit of progress over the weekend...I put up about 75% of the clips for the ceiling. I wanted to test fit and be sure the gas pipe wasn't going to create an issue. (Actually I put the clips up working right to left, then realized that I was going to run right into one of the water pipes on the left, so took all the clips down, and reinstalled from left to right. Oh well, it was good exercise...I guess
Here's a pic of the gas line between the rows of channel. You can't see from the pic, but there's about 1/16-1/8"" clearance there right now. I'm hoping that I might gain another 1/8" or so when the weight of the drywall is pulling down on the channel.
So here's an interesting pic...I guess I should start with a question: how likely/unlikely is it that one of the laminate structural beams in my house is warped a bit? I have measured each clip here about 18 times and every clip is exactly 72" from the beam. But the channel clearly looks like it has an arc to the left. Can anyone tell me what's going on here?
So even if the beam is warped, I should still keep the clips 72" from the beam right (assuming I'm starting with drywall up against the beam)? Otherwise I think I'm going to end up with trouble when I'm trying to fasten the seams of the drywall...
Oh and I got a new tool last night to cut out the bottom plates for my doors and to cut out some of those studs that have gone all spaghetti on me. I dont' have many tools have heard mixed reviews on DeWalt around here, but I have a DeWalt drill that I really like, and the price was certainly right. Probably not something I'll use all that much, so I couldn't justify the extra $$ for cordless...my co-worker says I'll regret that...we'll see...
And I guess you can see some of the blue smurf tube I got last night as well...I bet you can guess what tonight's project is...or should I be waiting until after my electrician comes to install the low voltage stuff?