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Old 10-22-2017, 02:19 PM   #1
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Direct mount vs. drop ceiling: basement ?


Finishing my small basement ... 16' x 16'.
I am liking a direct install ceiling system, rather than drop ceiling.
I like the extra headroom and it seems easy to install.

Anyone have experience doing this? Advice?

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Old 10-22-2017, 02:41 PM   #2
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Re: Direct mount vs. drop ceiling: basement ?


How much ceiling height do you have, now, floor to joists? The minimum you would want would be 7'6" or so. The taller, the better, of course. One thing to consider is what is above. Do you have plumbing and electrical that may need access sooner or later. Drop ceiling will give total access, but at a height sacrifice.
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If you don't have sufficient height another option, there is a thread here somewhere, you could paint the joists and everything up there. Some examples look very good and you gain a lot of height. Plus, probably less expensive.
Here are some pictures:
https://www.google.com/search?q=pain...HVqlCpQQ7AkIMA

Did a search and here is the previous thread:
http://www.diychatroom.com/f15/help-...sement-442602/

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