Drop Ceilling in Basement

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Drop Ceilling in Basement

Post by homedepot » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:35 pm

How do I attach the main T with the wall panel so it is not free to move from both ends.


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Re: Drop Ceilling in Basement

Post by Clarence » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:41 pm

If it is a suspended ceiling the ceiling should be attached to the wall.
A suspended ceiling is free floating, wall tee's should not contact the wall.

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Re: Drop Ceilling in Basement

Post by Clarence » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:35 pm

The Reply should read SHOULD NOT BE connected.

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Re: Drop Ceilling in Basement

Post by Shannon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:04 pm

Ya your main Ts should be supported from the floor joists or structure above and hung from support wires. You would not typically attach the ends to the wall angles. I have however seen the done for one reason or another and the most common way is with Pop rivets . If you were to do this I would not pop rivet anything until the tiles are all installed. Have you seen my video on suspended ceiling installation?
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Post by homedepot » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:33 am

thank you both for the reply.

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Re: Drop Ceilling in Basement

Post by Mark2017 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:00 pm

Hi Shannon,
What type of gauge wire do you use for the suspended ceiling? in the video it looks like 12ga.
The reason i'm asking , I got 2 quotes back one company quoted 12ga the other 18ga. The main T's length run is 50 feet. I have looks of spare 18 lying around, is that sufficient?

regards Mark

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Post by Shannon » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:15 pm

12 gauge I believe is what is recommended but I suppose if you add more wires and double each up it would be fine. I have hung smaller ceilings with tight head space with the lighter type wire because it is easier to bend and twist in short lengths and I just doubled it up.
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Re: Drop Ceilling in Basement

Post by Mark2017 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:52 am

OK. thank you, I'll think I'll use both sizes, heavier gauge for the long lengths.
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Re: Drop Ceilling in Basement

Post by Mark2017 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:00 pm

Hi Shannon,
I have a few spots where there are up to 1/4 " gaps behind the angle moulding for drop ceiling. I used your idea about the wooden wedges but I want to know if I should cut them shorter and leave in place and caulk over them? Is that what most people do?
Thank you.

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Post by Shannon » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:44 pm

Yes that is about all you can do to hide them
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