Removing ceiling?


Old 02-26-05, 09:28 PM
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Removing ceiling?

I have just bought a house (built in 1926). The house is a wood a-frame. I would like to remove the low,flat ceiling and just have an exposed beam ceiling to open up the space. Is this possible? How big of a job is this?
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Old 03-10-05, 05:00 PM
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Sorry I don't have any answers but I have a similar question. I have a 1950s house that has a pitched roof and the ceiling have been lowered to 8 feet. I'd like to know how extensive a job it is to raise the ceiling and to expose a few of the house's support beams. I also wonder if that will increase my heating costs if I do end up with a taller ceiling? Thanks
Old 03-10-05, 10:05 PM
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Hello folks and welcome to the forums.

I imagine both of these situations could easily be handled by contractor, but would be a fairly hard job for the novice diyer. What are your respective diy skills like? There's alot of good how-to info located here on the site. Here's a link to the menu page for all of that.

Read up and post back with some more info on your projects. What kind of ceilings does your house presently have? drywall, suspended grid, or a ceiling tile w/o a track, (just stapled &or glued to a wood grid work). The more info you can post the better advice you'll receive.

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