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Renovating Copper ceilings

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I just purchased an old building in fairly good shape. It was built in 1887 and has real copper ceiling tile. The problem is that it isn't in the best shape. I would like to take it down and clean it up, make sure the support structure is good and insulate the roof above it (there is at least 3 feet above the ceiling to the roof) with foam insulation.
The questions I have are:
1) How do you take it down without damaging what is good?:eek:
2) Is it possible to clean them up. There is white coating of some kind on the copper. (Yes, it really is copper not tin):thumbup:
Any other helpful hints, guides and DIY input would be helpful.
I do not have the funds to have this done professionally. I am a fairly decent carpenter, metal worker. I just don't want to screw this up. The ceiling is worth more than I paid for the building.
Thanks in advance. :)
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thank you ron and thurman. I will attach pictures. I found out my building qualifies for historical renovation, so this may take some time. The state is about to get involve. Which may be a great thing or not, but time is definitely a factor now. Attached is the current photos.
:laughing:don't I know it, but the building is now part of the state main street program, and I'm stuck. So, must factor in the new problem. :huh:
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