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  1. Adding insulation inside ceiling repair

    General DIY Discussions
    We have an old stone house ca. 1905, with a third floor (with dormers and kneewall) that is finished, but has not really been used. The third floor ceiling is sagging. I thought it was just plaster pulling away from the lathe, but when I ventured in to the space above the third floor, I...
  2. Connecting ducts in drop tile ceiling

    HVAC
    Hello all, first time poster here. I did try searching the database, so forgive if that has been discussed before. The house my family purchased about 6 months ago lacks (or so we thought) any hvac vents or returns in our finished basement. The other day, I removed a drop tile and poked my...
  3. Drop Ceiling has rusted tracks and mold on tiles...

    Painting
    What is the best paint for the drop ceiling's rusted metal tracks to stop it from rusting anymore? Kilz rust paint? What is the best paint to stop mold on tiles? Concrobium? Thank you.
  4. Smoke Detector in Drop Ceiling

    Remodeling
    I finally located the hardwired smoke detector hidden above the drop ceiling on the finished side of my basement. Manufactured in 1990! I plan to replace it with a photo-electric smoke/CO detector. The detector is close to the stairwell. The furnace, water heater, washer, and dryer are on the...
  5. Drywalling without taking down a drop ceiling

    Remodeling
    I currently have a large bathroom in my efficiency apartment that has your standard drop ceiling and the walls are old plaster and lathe covered by old warped panel board. I would like to tear down the panel board and put quarter inch drywall over the plaster and lathe to create a new service...
  6. Drop Ceiling Idea

    Building & Construction
    I am finishing out my basement and I am looking at a drop ceiling alternative. I have come up with a plan and just need to know if it anyone thinks it will work. I plan to install a center support made up of 2x4's, which will be made of a top plate, bottom plate, and cripples. To the bottom...
  7. Removing Drop Ceiling in Bathroom

    Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I purchased a house on March 1st and I am currently gutting the basement bathroom. It has a drop ceiling (acoustic tiles) and the height is 7 feet. I pushed up some tiles to see how much extra space I have above and it looks like the lowest water line is 3 inches up. I want to take out the drop...
  8. An extensive 'drop ceiling' project- where to begin...

    Remodeling
    Ok. We have an odd situation. First off- we own a loft- in which the upstairs neighbor decided to put in hardwood floors without soundproofing. The HOA can't do anything about this- so we're on our own. The biggest problem is the bedroom- It has one brick wall, one load bearing wall, then two...
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