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So I'm in the middle of framing my HT and I'm ready to put in the ceiling "furring strips" (2x2's) that I'm going to screw the drywall into. But since these will be installed perpendicular to the existing ceiling joists, it will end up being a "gridwork" of small square openings between the furring strips and joists.


The problem is: I doubt that I'll be able to get the insulation into those square holes once I put up the 2x2's. And I don't have the wiring in yet, either.


So how does this normally go? Do you put in the insulation, then put up the 2x2's, then do the wiring? Or do I do the wiring first, then insulation, then strips??


I need help. Thanks.
 

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So I'm in the middle of framing my HT and I'm ready to put in the ceiling "furring strips" (2x2's) that I'm going to screw the drywall into. But since these will be installed perpendicular to the existing ceiling joists, it will end up being a "gridwork" of small square openings between the furring strips and joists.


The problem is: I doubt that I'll be able to get the insulation into those square holes once I put up the 2x2's. And I don't have the wiring in yet, either.


So how does this normally go? Do you put in the insulation, then put up the 2x2's, then do the wiring? Or do I do the wiring first, then insulation, then strips??


I need help. Thanks.

I wired, insulated and then furred it out. You can check out my thread.. I believe I took pictures are all of those processes along the way.


Stuffing the insulation into the joists and duct work was a pain in the butt, but it's the easiest way. Some of them I cut small pieces and "wrapped" the duct work. If you have duct work you can easily work on, put in Flex Duct.. I did some, but not all. Since I had DD/GG on the ceiling and RISC clips on the furring strips for decoupling, I wasn't that worried about the duct work.


Good luck!
 

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Wiring first, unless you want to play in insulation all day just trying to run a few wires, it'll save you a ton of time, not to mention you have to have the wiring inspection before you can insulate anyways.
 

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It seems to make the most sense to do the wiring first, then insulation, then the furring strips on the ceiling.


Installing the insulation is not going to be fun, I can see that coming.
 

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Ok, followup question:


Which is first: subfloor or drywall?


I'm going to put down a Dri-core type of subfloor before the carpeting is installed. But do I put down the subfloor BEFORE doing the drywall or after the drywall?


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Which is first: subfloor or drywall? I'm going to put down a Dri-core type of subfloor before the carpeting is installed. But do I put down the subfloor BEFORE doing the drywall or after the drywall?

I don't think it matters. If you install it first, then you will have a bear of a time ripping it up when you have a flood or a leak. See Tom Logan's thread for details. I think Tom installed the dricore first, the framed on top of it. You can install if after the drywall if you would prefer.


Others who are more knowledgeable in this area may have a different answer.


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Well, one advantage of installing the subfloor before the drywall is that you can install the drywall further up off the concrete floor. So if it does flood, your drywall at least stays dry a little longer until the water depth gets above the subfloor.
 

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Is there anything special for how DriCore transitions from the finished to unfinished portion of the basement, or is it just like in the corners up against your basement walls?
 

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My plan is to fabricate a transition piece from hardwood as sort of a miniature step down. I'm just going to cut a 30-degree bevel on a piece about 4 inches wide and glue it down to the concrete in front of the subfloor leading into the room with some construction adhesive.


The step only goes into a workroom, so nobody will really be going in there besides me anyways.
 
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