Drop Cieling Problem With New Walls

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Old 11-11-09, 11:13 AM
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Drop Cieling Problem With New Walls

Hello everyone. I'm remodeling our bedroom and I'm not sure what to do about this 1 part. I was told our ceiling is a drop ceiling but it's different then any I have ever seen.

They aren't panels that I can pull down. The squares are like glued together or something so I don't know if I should even go pulling it down. They are pretty soft material as well. There is trim however around the ceiling that I think I'm going to have to pull down sooner or later anyway. Maybe that's what holding the ceiling up?

You can see in the pictures that I'm taking the walls down. So far I've just taken them up to the ceiling structure and am trying to figure out how I'm going to do this now. I was thinking about putting up some type of wide trim and then running the Sheetrock up to that and leaving whatever may be above the ceiling alone. Any ideas are appreciated and especially if you know how to pop those panels out.


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Old 11-11-09, 01:05 PM
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Doesn't look like a drop ceiling to me. The panels are 12"X12' right? Looks like an acoustical tile ceiling that is stapled or glued to what ever is underneath, probably, plaster or Sheetrock.
 
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Yes they are 12 x 12 and you are probably right on the type. It's the only thing that explains it. The rest of the house has 10' ceilings and with someone telling me it was a drop ceiling (not that they actual got up there and looked or anything) I just went with that. I'll pull the trim down tonight and take a closer look. Hopefully I don't have to mess with it in anyway.

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Old 11-11-09, 05:07 PM
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Since the other rooms are 8' then thy may have dropped the ceiling by building a second lower ceiling. That may be what the person meant. A question of semantics.
 
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Ceiling tiles

This appears to be Celotex tiles. They are probably stapled to boards spaced 12 in. on centers. They are installed by locking one side into the previous tile and stapling the trailing edge to the boards, thus hiding the staples. You need to determine the location of the last tiles installed to get your starting point for removing them.
 
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