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Old 04-16-2013, 09:43 PM  
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Is it possible to install t and g pine on ceiling, because I have seen somewhere that it could be a problem for the fire's code?

What are the rules about it?

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To be on the safe side you could drywall first and then cover it with pine. If the rafter are a 24" on center, 5/8 drywall would be required.


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It is what I have throughout my log home. Looks great!
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It is what I have throughout my log home. Looks great!
is there gyproc under it?
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It is a matter of thickness of the wood and the room it will be in. I would check with the city inspectors, but they may refer you to an engineer.
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is there gyproc under it?
No, it is 3/4" thick wood. The only drywall we have is inside closets and the basement stair well.
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Some structures are built with material that have a high fire rating and don't need to be protected with drywall but that will be the exception not the rule.
Blue Jay; What is the stucture above the pine ceiling, size of rafters and type and thickness of sheeting?
Fredartic; Same question.

Keep in mind that codes change and anything done today should meet todays codes.
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Some structures are built with material that have a high fire rating and don't need to be protected with drywall but that will be the exception not the rule.
Blue Jay; What is the stucture above the pine ceiling, size of rafters and type and thickness of sheeting?
Fredartic; Same question.

Keep in mind that codes change and anything done today should meet todays codes.
This is a mobile home built in 1983. I join some pictures of the structure but this is not where is the cathedral ceiling; this is where there were ice dams the winter before last year. The depth of the cathedral ceiling is 7 inches and half. I don't know if there are 2 x 8 or another design. The roof is metal roof. The rafters are 24 inches. We wanted to put t and g pine thinner than 0,5 inch.

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By the way, how should I patch the hole (8 x 8) in the wood panel of the roof?
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Some structures are built with material that have a high fire rating and don't need to be protected with drywall but that will be the exception not the rule.
Blue Jay; What is the stucture above the pine ceiling, size of rafters and type and thickness of sheeting?
Fredartic; Same question.

Keep in mind that codes change and anything done today should meet todays codes.
Regular trusses with 10" of fiberglass, roof sheeting is 5/8 then ice and water barrier then shingles. My avitar is the home in question. By the way this was a kit from Lincoln Log in NY, self built to their blueprints.


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