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Old 03-23-07, 02:10 PM
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suspended ceiling problems

I'm almost done with the basement - how do i box around plumbing using suspended ceiling??? i couldn't make the whole ceiling low enough so I have to close in a couple areas.
 
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Old 03-23-07, 04:00 PM
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IMO, it's easiest to screw a pair of 2x2's onto the ceiling joists along each side of the ductwork, staying away from the ductwork a bit, and making sure you have them exactly parallel. Then if the duct hands down 10" or so, I'll hang 10" wide rips of drywall from that 2x2, on each side of the ductwork. Then screw another 2x2 along the bottom of that drywall. Once you've done that on each side, you can hang a piece of sheetrock to cover the bottom of the ductwork.

Seems to me it's a lot easier for the drop ceiling to just butt into this. And corner bead is the easiest thing to tape.
 
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Old 03-24-07, 07:55 AM
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hi

I have to agree with Xsleeper.
It is easiest to use paneling or
a pice of drywall/wood,etc. to
box around pipes, ductwork,etc.
that is blocking below the ceiling.
Suspended ceiling soffits are able
to do that option but it is not easy.
Because you have to hold it up w/
the suspension rods, it has to hook
up there and then you have to put
the side panels which you would have
to force in there because the cables
would be neear it closely and then
you have to find away to keep the
side panels in place or else they will
fall easily because they would be in a
vertical position. See how fun it is?
It might sound easier but, suspended
ceiling/ceiling panels do not work right/
look right because it just doesn't flow.
I would go with paneling or somewood
and paint it, and screw it up there and
jamp the suspended ceiling of the orig.
height of the ceiling up with your 'boxed'
feature. Goodluck with your FUN project.
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Old 03-24-07, 10:28 PM
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Pop rivets and wall angle.
 
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Old 03-24-07, 10:38 PM
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Pop rivets and wall angle.

If you mean to hold it to the duct go for it .
 
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Old 03-25-07, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by billdogg View Post
how do i box around plumbing using suspended ceiling???
[/QUOTE]If you mean to hold it to the duct go for it.[/QUOTE]

Only if you assume that suspended means "other than" T-Bar, because wall angle and pop-rivets is the common method used to create soffits where "suspended T-Bar ceilings" are the architectural finish.
 
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Old 04-01-07, 12:38 PM
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If you mean to hold it to the duct go for it.[/QUOTE]

Only if you assume that suspended means "other than" T-Bar, because wall angle and pop-rivets is the common method used to create soffits where "suspended T-Bar ceilings" are the architectural finish.[/QUOTE]

Sorry, but what is "wall angle"? Oops, never mind, figured it out.
 

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