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How do I install dropped ceiling in basement?

How do I install dropped ceiling in basement?

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You okorder.com), go to Ceilings for the Home and then to the Do It Yourself section. You can also look at a bunch of different products in both the Home and Commercial Sections. The site has a material calculator to help come up with quantities as well. Also, check out the USG and Celotex websites for more information and product options.
Apr 14, 2017
Get your layout, mains will run every 4 feet perpendicular to your beams. You need a wire every 4 foot down each line a main will run. You can attach the the wires that hold up your mains to your joist by looping them over a beam or you can get screw eyes and screw them into your beam and run your wire through the eye of the screw. Ties these wires and leave them hanging down about 8 below your desired ceiling height. Get a level mark 1 above the height you want your ceiling in 2 corners, pop a chalk line and screw your wall molding with the top touching the chalk line you popped. If you are new at this the easiest way to start your layout is to cut the tab off 1 end of the mains, put the cut end on your wall molding attach a hanger wire to hold the main in place. Do the same with another main and hang. Measure 4 foot from the wall mold and snap in a 4' tee to connect the 2 mains together. Tees will go every 4 foot connecting the mains to each other. Then snap in a 4' tee between the 4'ts in the same direction of the mains. This creates a 2x4 grid pattern. If you want 2x2 grid you will insert 2' tees in between the 4' tees. You will need to tie the hanger wires into the mains and remember to keep them level. (run a string from side to side to keep level if you don't have access to a laser). Also remember to check your grid to make sure you are keeping it squared, measure a 2x4 rectangle from corner to corner diagonally to make sure each measurement is the same. (dropping in a tile from time to time will help you keep square as you go. main.main.main.main.main.main t .............t..............t.............. e.(4' tee)..e.(4'tee)...e.(4'tee)...e.(4'tee) e ............e.............e............e... main.main.main.main.main.main
Apr 14, 2017
You can go to lowes or homedepo or wherever and they have starter kits and peices you will need. Then you just hang wires from the ceiling down to the grid to hold them up. With a drill shouldnt take too long.
Apr 14, 2017
why would you want to do that?
Apr 14, 2017

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