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Old 05-16-2009, 09:41 PM   #16
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Thanks for your reply. My drop ceiling was put in my bathroom on my main floor about 20 years ago - long before we moved in. We have no exhaust fan in the bathroom and the grid has no rust on it. Maybe that's not typical for most situations. Have a super day!

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Thanks for your reply. My drop ceiling was put in my bathroom on my main floor about 20 years ago - long before we moved in. We have no exhaust fan in the bathroom and the grid has no rust on it. The grid is throughout the bathroom and above the shower. I am replacing my tiles currently. Maybe that's not typical for most situations. Have a super day!
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:08 PM   #18
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The grid of 20 years ago was made of better quality than what is made today, as is the case with most things....
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:48 AM   #19
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There are drop ceilings in a lot of apt. bathrooms where I work and we never had a problem with them.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:12 AM   #20
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Wasn't saying it will DEFINITELY rust, but it can and does happen. I've seen it and replaced it. It may be a certain brand or even certain batches of grid that are prone to rust. Not properly coated for some reason. I would think apt. bathrooms would be up to code and have adequate ventilation too. I know the older grid is heavier gauge and the coating process may have been better (maybe even good old lead based paint). Aside from the rust issue, appropriate ventilation is necessary (and code in most areas) to help prevent mold/mildew growth...
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:38 PM   #21
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I have had a dropped ceiling (grid/panel) for 30-32 years now with no problem. I had the grids painted one time and have replaced the panels to avoid painting them, but no warping of panels and no rust problem.
And I rarely use the vent.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:03 PM   #22
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I have installed a "T-Bar" dropped ceiling in my bathroom, though not in a basement. The original (not really original, either) ceiling is 8-1/2 Ft. tall (8'-6"). Due to venting the EXHAUST FAN, the ceiling had to be dropped. There's NO problem at all with moisture!!!
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Mine is [already] in 6 Years+! They (the 24"x48" tiles) look like they were installed yesterday!!!
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