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  1. HVAC
    We're just getting started on our basement remodel. The room we're building is next to the mechanical area and is going to be a home office, so aesthetics aren't super important, but we're trying to maximize the space while still making it look nice. We'll build a wall next to the gas water...
  2. Building & Construction
    I have a 500 square foot room I am finishing - concrete walls and a 9' Q-Deck ceiling - the ceiling is the floor of the two car garage deck above. The walls are wood stud framed 8' high to run below the steel beams holding up the Q-Deck and I will insulate them with fiberglass batts to R-20 I am...
  3. Remodeling
    Hello, I am about to begin finishing the upstairs attic in my house. 3 of the 4 walls will be knee walls (planning to do 4 foot high) that then slope at a 40 degree angle up to the collar ties (which are 8 feet high). My plan is to use a drop ceiling suspended from the ties so I can maintain...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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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