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How much weight could metal dividers separating acoustical ceiling support?

4' x 2' acoustical ceiling tiles, separated by 1 1/2 metal strips. Every few feet, a 2' x 4' florescent lighting fixture.I'm an artist and have paintings on every spare inch of wall space..including the back of the door. Out of space to hang canvas and paint.Am considering hanging framed canvas from the metal strips on the ceiling.Does anyone know how much weight the drop, acoustical ceiling dividers can take..without crashing to the floor..taking the florescent lighting fixture(s) with it?..give or take..?

Answer:

The ceiling grid is usually suspended on 9 or 12 Ga iron wire. It is typical about every 4 feet along the grid spaced 2 feet at the light fixture corners and then about every 6 feet. If you need to suspend any weight more than about 10 pounds I suggest you install some support wires dedicated to the paintings that penetrate the ceiling grid where you need them. Much safer than using the grid and less likely to let the painting come loose and hit the floor.
Apr 14, 2017
Ceiling Dividers
Apr 14, 2017
a few pounds max. this stuff is only made to support the mass of the tiles. it will fold faster than superman on laundry day if you load it up.
Apr 14, 2017

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