Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-03-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Need Advice Basement Remodel


I'm planning on Remodeling my basement it's roughly 25x19.
I want to partition off the heater and make a large walkin closet and also a pantry. My problem comes in with the steel I Beam. How do I go about framing that out, Also I would like to ultimatley Drywall everything including the ceiling. But there are alot of wires and some plumbing in the way. Any way to drop down with lumber to clear it. As I really don't want a drop ceiling.

Any help would be appreciated.

CappyMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 02:22 PM   #2
Not so new
 
12penny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Posts: 932
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Need Advice Basement Remodel


cappy....welcome to the forum. You would be wise to enter your profile, as many of your questions will be regional in nature. Get a permit. Its for your own protection. For the beam you would build a soffit. If you search it on this site you'll find tons of info. Yes, you can do as you want to the ceiling but keep in mind minimum ceiling height. Also you cannot cover any electrical boxes or gas and water valves. Drop ceilings can be very attractive if done properly and access issues are of no concern.
Keep us posted and good luck.

12penny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 45
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Need Advice Basement Remodel


is it possible to have a drop ceiling about 3 inches from your joists?
Mikey Palmice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 07:52 AM   #4
Not so new
 
12penny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Posts: 932
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Need Advice Basement Remodel


Mikey....of course. Thats where most are in basement renos. If there's not enough headroom, several manufacturers including Armstrong now make a system that mounts directly to the joists. This way you can pick up another couple inches.
12penny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 09:20 PM   #5
timthetoolman
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 58
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Need Advice Basement Remodel


Quote:
Originally Posted by 12penny View Post
several manufacturers including Armstrong now make a system that mounts directly to the joists.
This isn't really a product that can be picked up at HD is it? Great idea! I hate putting these damn tiles in with only a couple inches of clearance. I assume they have created another method?
timthetoolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 05:53 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Need Advice Basement Remodel


Quote:
Originally Posted by timthetoolman View Post
This isn't really a product that can be picked up at HD is it? Great idea! I hate putting these damn tiles in with only a couple inches of clearance. I assume they have created another method?
Home Depot carries this product.
Ron
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2009, 06:19 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Need Advice Basement Remodel


Quote:
Originally Posted by CappyMike View Post
I'm planning on Remodeling my basement it's roughly 25x19.
I want to partition off the heater and make a large walkin closet and also a pantry. My problem comes in with the steel I Beam. How do I go about framing that out, Also I would like to ultimatley Drywall everything including the ceiling. But there are alot of wires and some plumbing in the way. Any way to drop down with lumber to clear it. As I really don't want a drop ceiling.

Any help would be appreciated.
What you do to the ceiling really depends on two things. How low the framing is and how many obstacles are up there. Sometimes you can add framing to clear those obstacles and sometimes you move them.
What you would do is based on what you have there.
With all the wiring, if you add framing you would need to shield the wiring so you don't nail or screw through them.
Ron

Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice needed for filling large basement Cracks dgbehrends Building & Construction 11 11-17-2009 04:23 AM
Basement floor advice gbwillner Building & Construction 13 03-17-2009 12:04 AM
advice on cold water pipe in basement garage area cambie Plumbing 6 10-15-2008 01:29 PM
Control Dust in Basement Remodel Siamese Remodeling 4 03-19-2008 02:47 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.