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Attaching drywall to metal soffit

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:25 pm
by csankar69
When building a ceiling soffit for a basement project can drywall be attached to the underside of the track? The soffit ladder is going to have a track attached to the ceiling joist, a track in the bottom (to clear the ducts) and the studs as rails in-between. With this setup the ceiling drywall will need to be screwed onto the bottom track. Is this okay or is it not a good idea to attach drywall to the track? All tracks and studs are 20 gauge.

Re: Attaching drywall to metal soffit

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:40 pm
by Shannon
yes that will be fine.

Re: Attaching drywall to metal soffit

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:45 am
by csankar69
Thanks Shannon. Someone told me that tracks are not meant for that purpose and that I should design such that drywall only attaches to the side of a stud.

Re: Attaching drywall to metal soffit

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:50 pm
by Shannon
You will be fine, I build bulkheads like that under ducts often.