tin ceiling tile over plaster and bead board?


Old 05-18-07, 11:12 AM
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tin ceiling tile over plaster and bead board?

Due to an overflowing toilet upstairs, we need to replace our kitchen ceiling. The current treatment is old fashioned plaster (not dry wall) with bead board mounted on top. We would like to install tin ceiling tiles. given that there was some water coming through the old ceiling material last week, should we rip it out and mount the tiles to the ceiling joists or just mount it on top of the existing ceiling?
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Old 05-25-07, 09:55 AM
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You may not strictly need to do this BUT..

The ceiling has obvious been soaked from the overflow or you wouldn't be thinking about a new ceiling. A customer of mine recently had a plaster ceiling fall, and it broke the footboard on a bed when it hit (5/4 lumber).

I wouldn't take the chance - soaked plaster has been irrevocably weakened, and while the beadboard will give you and adequate nailer, and the tin is extremely light, you'll be walking around under a time bomb.

I'd strip the ceiling back to the joists, use 1x2's for nailers, then install the tin.
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