lowering ceiling and even it up


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Old 07-13-03, 08:04 PM
yvonne Quarles
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lowering ceiling and even it up

My ceiling in my den has always been uneven, my kids and I did it ourselves. We needed at that time extra room despartely. I couldn't aford a carpenter. I'm tired of looking at the uneveness, even if other people dosen't notice it. I want to lower and even it up. I want to used drywall. I have ceiling tile as of now. Could tell me what materials I may need and give me how to instruction on this project.

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Yvonne
 
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Old 07-13-03, 08:53 PM
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Do you have a drop ceiling? "...ceiling tiles as of now....."

Or tiles nailed or glued to furring strips or ceiling joists?
 
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Old 07-14-03, 04:40 PM
yvonne Quarles
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I don't have a lowered ceiling. The ceiling tiles are stapled onto 4x8 wafer or some call it chip board, that is nailed to the ceiling joist. What I want to actually do is to lower the ceiling, which will only be lowered in certain areas to make it level and even. I was thinking maybe using 1x2's, since to even it up will not take more than 2 to 3 inches.
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Old 07-14-03, 07:21 PM
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Why is the ceiling uneven? Is it the waferboard? It might do to take it down and install the sheetrock onto the ceiling joists, unless they are the problem with the uneveness.

Shimming furring strips to a level point would be a good way to go. They need to be attached securely to support the sheetrock. If the waferboard is the reason that the ceiling is uneven, attaching the furring strips may be difficult.

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Old 07-15-03, 05:54 PM
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The ceiling joist being not even is probably the problem or maybe the uneven walls.
yvonne
 
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Old 07-16-03, 01:59 PM
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Shimming to level is a nightmare. If the cwafer board is out of level, remove it. If the joists are still out of level, attach a piece of 2x lumber to the side of the existing joist parallel to it and sticking down. Make the bottom of the 2x pieces level and attach new sheetrock to them. It goes a lot faster than shimming, and if you can use as many long pieces of 2x as possible gives a nice flat surface.
 
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Old 07-18-03, 12:57 PM
yvonne Quarles
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ceiling lowering

Thank you Brickeyee for responding to correcting my uneven ceiling. It working and I'm sure when we finish it will be okay.

Yvonne
 
 

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