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Old 04-16-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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Hello and Need help with ceiling tiles


Hello,

New here and I need some help. Actually my mother needs help,
but I need your help before I can help her.
The Toilet above her bedroom flooded the other day and quite
a bit of water leaked down through her tiled ceiling into her room.
So her ceiling is trashed and I would like to attempt to fix it.
Although I have never done anything like this, she does not have
the money to call someone to fix it.
I've enclosed some pictures. From what you see can I just go buy
some 12" tiles and put them up? How hard is it to put those up?
I tore some down and it seemed simple enough, but things always
seem that way till you get in there and get your hands dirty.
I tried looking for websites with pictures or directions/instruction, but
found nothing.
Well here are the pictures.

So is it possible for me (someone who's never done this kinda stuff before) to fix that without calling a professional?
Thank you very much for your help.

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Old 04-16-2009, 12:30 PM   #2
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Hello and Need help with ceiling tiles


These tiles interlock and are stapled on the two long tales. From what I can see in the pictures, it looks like they started under the bath and proceeded to the area that's still up there. To get a decent install, I would even off the rows so there are all new tiles installed in that row.
You are basically turing the install around. You will need to install exposed fasteners where the new tiles start as they won't interlock at that point. From there on, they will install as usual and the fasteners will be hidden.
Make sure the area that flooded is bone dry or you might get mold growth.
If you want the two colors to match, you'll need to paint the whole ceiling.
Ron

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Old 04-16-2009, 07:49 PM   #3
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Hello and Need help with ceiling tiles


Thank you much for your reply.
I'll look into getting some new tiles and fasteners and get to
work cleaning up her ceiling.
Thanks again
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