Re: hanging Drywall on celing question?
To answer your question, yes you can. If you use drywall screws you would need to space the furring strips 12" on center run the length of the room.If you using drywall nails (not advisable) they would have to be installed 7" on center. I would recommend you use 4" furring strips rather than 3". However, as havana pointed out, cutting and lifting 16 foot sheets is a job even with a lift, but it can be done.
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