Screws for 1x3 strapping

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OUT4ARIP
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Screws for 1x3 strapping

Post by OUT4ARIP » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:24 am

Hello,
I am going to install 1x3 strapping on my basement ceiling prior to installing drywall.
Is it ok to use 6x1 1/4 course drywall screws to install the 1x3? Thanks

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Re: Screws for 1x3 strapping

Post by Shannon » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:08 pm

That length is really not enough. General rule of thumb would be to have the screw long enough to penetrate the second item as much as the thickness of the initial one but not so long that it will protrude from the back side of the second piece. So your straps are 3/4" thick so the screws should be at minimum 1-1/2".
The only problem with this guild line is in the case where you are attaching a really thin material like 1/8" paneling to a 2x4. In these cases some common sense must be used and a proper length selected that will pierce the second item enough to securely hold the first in place. In that case I would use at least a 3/4" screw.
My personal suggestion would be to use 1-3/4" to 2" #8 deck screws for that task. Remember also the weight of the drywall ceiling will be hanging from those straps.
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Re: Screws for 1x3 strapping

Post by Sean1321 » Sun May 12, 2019 8:13 am

Hi Shannon,

Thanks for the answer as it helps me out as well. Would you suggest one or two screws per joist when installing the strapping? I'll be using true 1x3 from a lumber yard, so I'm going with at least 2" deck screws as suggested. Thanks!

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Re: Screws for 1x3 strapping

Post by Shannon » Sun May 12, 2019 12:09 pm

Two screws per joist
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