High Rise apartment ceiling woes


Old 10-01-05, 01:12 PM
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High Rise apartment ceiling woes

I live in an high rise building and I am not sure what the actual sound-proofing material is but it is covered with a popcorn ceiling. I am trying to inset hooks for some lighting (the kind Ikea sells with metal hooks to hold the cord-so it is an exposed cord) and I cannot seem to get the screws or a drill into the ceiling. Does anyone have any tips?
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Old 10-01-05, 02:41 PM
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High Rise apartment ceiling woes

There is a good chance you have a concrete floor/ceiling. If it is concrete, use a masonry bit. You may have to use a lead or plastic inset in the hole you drill and screw the hanger into the insert.


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