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Old 01-04-2008, 02:13 PM   #16
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I got a case of those for something like $10 on ebay. They are $10-$16 EACH at Lowes depending on size.
does anyone know what these are called - I'm working on a basement reno, and these would be great for my outdoor sprinkler shutoffs.

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I guess I am in the minority here.

I would never install a drywall ceiling in a basement.

I totally agree that the drywall ceiling looks better; no disagreement there from me.

However, in our home we have had a major, major leak in our en suite shower on the main floor. Not only would it have required more effort to find the leak, caused us to break the drywall ceiling to locate the leak but also much more effort to repair the damage to the drywall ceiling than it took in time and money to simply replace 6 or so new ceiling tiles.

Then we had a toilet leak which caused more water damage to another area of the basement ceiling.

Lastly, in early November we installed on the outside wall of our walkout basement a solar air heater for which we used insullated flexible duct to take the heated air 25 feet into the basement. Again, with the drop ceiling it was very, very easy. If we had a drywall ceiling .... ?

I've just seen too many things in life that are unexpected when it comes to houses to ever recommend a drywall ceiling, even though they do look fabulous.

If you think I'm just making the above situations up, here are links to our stories in our home blog:

Solar Air Collector (this is a work in progress)
En Suite Shower Leak
Toilet Leak

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I prefer the drywall ceilings myself. the drop ceiling is accessible but over time I don't like the look of the sagging tiles
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i too like the idea of solar air heat. i built my own unit, but have not installed the glass front yet. box, cans, and fan are all done. i'll post pics if anyone's interested.

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[quote=MdangermouseM;185170]i too like the idea of solar air heat. i built my own unit, but have not installed the glass front yet. box, cans, and fan are all done. i'll post pics if anyone's interested.

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i too like the idea of solar air heat. i built my own unit, but have not installed the glass front yet. box, cans, and fan are all done. i'll post pics if anyone's interested.

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Hi buletbob,

If you are asking what solar heating is all about, you the link in my above post explains this as well as shows the unit we purchased in subsequent articles. It's a way of helping to augment heating a home in the winter using the sun's rays without consuming home heating oil or natural gas.
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Hi buletbob,

If you are asking what solar heating is all about, you the link in my above post explains this as well as shows the unit we purchased in subsequent articles. It's a way of helping to augment heating a home in the winter using the sun's rays without consuming home heating oil or natural gas.
I didn,t see the link you posted about solar heat.
when the mouse posted his reply after mine i did not know what that had to do with a drywall ceiling, thus the ??????. Thanks
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oic now..... look at the times... we kinda crossposted. yours was not there when i started typing. lol

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