Low Headroom Ceilings?

Old 08-01-01, 07:17 AM
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Just purchased a home with a low ceiling height in the basement (little over 7 feet) and I was wondering if they make any drop ceilings that do not require 3-6 inches for track space? Currently parts of the basement are sheetrock ceilings but most of it is being removed due to construction and electrical rewiring, I was looking for something going forward that would allow access to the wiring and plumbing and not use up much headroom.

Any comments or information would be appreciated.

Old 08-01-01, 07:08 PM
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Mike, I suggest you give up on easy access and simply drywall the ceiling. Don't texture the ceilings, and just paint them a plain white. That way if you do need access, you can just cut down a piece of drywall, and patch it after you're done. I'll guess you're only going to need access once in every 20 years anyway. Drywall is exceptionally easy to repair, and the material is exceptionally cheap.
Old 08-07-01, 06:07 AM
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I'd drywall also, but I think there's a "drop" ceiling without teh drop. The rails screw directly to the joists, and the tiles snap into place. Something to look ito, but I'm betting it's pricey.
Old 08-08-01, 06:57 AM
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the drop ceiling w/out the drop that mattf was speaking of is sold at Lowe's. You use standard size drop ceiling tiles.

I have used it a small area and it worked fine; however, drywall looks best.

Good luck

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