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Old 11-29-16, 04:11 AM
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Little holes on ceiling and collapsing heating vents

Hi, I have a lot of these small round holes on the second floor of my double story house, there aren't any on the ground floor. I remember seeing them many years ago but for some reason dismissed it, however recently many more have started to appear. They usually appear in rows. I've attached photos of them. Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

I think they come from the ceiling starting to sag and the nail stayed in place causing the part of the ceiling connected to the nail to separate from the main ceiling. I tried pushing up on the ceiling and it fixes the hole. Is there a proper name for this and is there a way to fix it? Do i need to call a professional and if i do who would i call?

Also saw some sort of crack on the ceiling as well, is this related to the holes? Additionally the vents of my central heating are falling down, how can i fix this as well?

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Old 11-29-16, 04:15 AM
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That is a variation of a nail pop. The fix would be to push the drywall tight against the framing and add a screw on each side of the nail. You'd then need to fill those areas with joint compound.
 
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Old 11-29-16, 04:16 AM
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Nail pops. You generally want to put a drywall screw everywhere there is a nail pop to eliminate the movement. Do it before the ceiling falls down. Then all those spots need to be coated, sanded, and you will need to repaint.
 
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Most likely your drywall installer did not use sufficient glue so as you noted the drywall is starting to sag down and the nails are not moving causing the cavities.

Probably need to install several screws up and down the rafter to distribute the weight.
 
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Thank you very much for the quick and helpful replies!
I've no experience in any of this so is it recommended to call a professional for this? Or is it fine to just find a tutorial on youtube?
 
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Drywall work is easy just take your time. They sell drywall screw setters so you don't screw the screws in to far. Hardest part of drywall work is the finishing. Since all you should have is screw and nail holes to fill should be no problem Be sure to nail all the nail pops so they are just below surface.
 
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The most difficult part of this job will be working overhead. If you have any inclination to DIY at all, this would be a reasonable first project, IMO.
 
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And be sure to press or prop the ceiling up tight against the ceiling joist before you install the screws. Screws by them self won't draw the drywall up tight.
 
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