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Old 01-19-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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I am installing a drop ceiling in the basement the walls are cinder block what is the best way to attach the wall angle.

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The wall angle? Are you asking how to attach the ceiling joists to the cinder blocks?

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The wall angle? Are you asking how to attach the ceiling joists to the cinder blocks?
I think he is referring to a drop panel ceiling. Most likely the wall angle is the L piece for the perimeter run. Or not. LOL!!! I guess we could ask him. Nah, that takes all the fun out of it.

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Kevin M & Kennmacmoron If you guys know nothing about drop ceilings don't bother to answer Thanks any way.

DEF : Wall Angle the 90deg piece that runs around the perimeter of the room.

I will shoot it with a Hilti or drill with masonry bits and add inserts or tap con it, or just nail it with masonry nails.

I thought someone else might have an easier or creative way to install than the referenced ways.
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Kevin M & Kennmacmoron If you guys know nothing about drop ceilings don't bother to answer Thanks any way.

DEF : Wall Angle the 90deg piece that runs around the perimeter of the room.

I will shoot it with a Hilti or drill with masonry bits and add inserts or tap con it, or just nail it with masonry nails.

I thought someone else might have an easier or creative way to install than the referenced ways.
Your statement that I know nothing about drop ceilings is a bit presumptuous. I believe, I clarified the term wall angle as the L piece for perimeter install of a drop panel ceiling.

Drop ceiling and wall angle are real vague terms.

No need to get all uptight about it. Sorry if I offended you

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they make a hilti air nailer for shooting track to floor would work,also gas powered i believe very low impact easy to use
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Sulti,
I would take and fasten a piece of 1x wood to the wall and screw your wall angle to it. If you want to use the hilti gun, make it a 2 x so you don't blow right through it. The wall angle is not going to sit well on the rough concrete block. It would be a lot easier to screw or nail if you want into the 2 x . The 2x wouldn't require nearly as many pins shot into it.
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Thanks Fire and Tpolk.
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I am installing a drop ceiling in the basement the walls are cinder block what is the best way to attach the wall angle.
Hey Sultini,

If your wall is relatively straight as far as the block being in plane, and the block is not real crumbly,these drive pins would work. Installation is real easy, just need a drill and a hammer.



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I'd make sure the wood was pressure treated and install rigid foam board on the block and in the rim joist bays against the wood. To seal the air/thermal/capillary break there: http://www.rd.com/57548/article57548.html

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