falling ceiling -- ACK!!!!

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Old 11-15-05, 03:36 PM
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falling ceiling -- ACK!!!!

hi, everyone - i am in my first home, and this is my first post to this site.

i just bought an 80-year old house in south florida -- and it survived the hurricanes. BUT a portion of the ceiling in my laundry room is starting to come down -- there's a crack about two-feet long, and the ceiling is starting to separate. there is no water/moisture/water stain to be seen, and the roof is three-years old and seems to be just fine.

the cracks are starting to spread (of course)

what to do?? how to fix??

 
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Old 11-16-05, 08:07 PM
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If its just a case of the ceiling coming loose, you can use a dead man (a "T" made from 2X4's) and wedge that between the floor and ceiling, then take drywall screws and re-attach the loose sheetrock.
Then you will need to tape and smoothe the seam with joint compound.
 
 

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