Ceiling Max System

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Old 11-10-03, 07:01 AM
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Ceiling Max System

Just wanted to know if anyone out there has any experience with Ceiling Max? It's a non-drop grid system that goes directly on the ceiling joist. I'm putting in a ceiling in my finished basement and do not want to lose any ceiling height, but want to have a removable tiled ceiling. Any other ideas that might help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 11-10-03, 08:46 AM
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Personally have never used this or even seen it installed but I do have a few thoughts. Looks good and very easy to install but...very rarely are ceiling joists level or straight. So if you screw the grid right to the joists your ceiling will follow right along with the curves and waves of the joists thus making your final product look pretty bad. Another draw back is you will have to box around anything hanging down from your ceiling like heat/cooling ducts, plumbing, gas pipes etc... So unless you have a really open straight space and all you like is access, this is for you. Personally if I have to box around all that stuff I would hang and finish drywall or just install a traditional drop ceiling.
 
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Originally Posted by Jaykelly View Post
Just wanted to know if anyone out there has any experience with Ceiling Max? It's a non-drop grid system that goes directly on the ceiling joist. I'm putting in a ceiling in my finished basement and do not want to lose any ceiling height, but want to have a removable tiled ceiling. Any other ideas that might help would be appreciated.
I just tried to install an drop ceiling in a basement. I am so fed up with the suspension grids etc etc. I am taking everything back to the store tomorrow. I might try the ceiling max route. As far as the waving effect of the joist etc etc thats what shims are for. The hard part of that is going be finding the lowest spot of the joist in the whole room and making a level plane from there. They also make tounge and grove plank tiles for ceiling but im sure at a higher cost. I may just go that route. I really still think dry wall is an option. Even in a basement.
 
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