ceiling tile replacement

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Old 07-10-18, 11:50 PM
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ceiling tile replacement

hey all, i need to replace some tiles. i thought it was a suspended system. well, looking at the pic, apparently i was wrong. im sure its easy enough to fix, i'm just not sure how to do it. could i get some help with this? im looking for a video. i keep finding for a suspended ceiling. im not even sure what i have is.
 
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Old 07-11-18, 03:37 AM
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I've always called it a tile ceiling. I'm not sure if you can even buy it any more. I believe they quit using it in the 60s. If I remember correctly the tiles were stapled to 1xs on the ceiling along with interlocking together. The majority of those types of ceilings have been torn down and replaced with drywall.
 
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Old 07-11-18, 05:45 AM
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Marksr is correct. You'll be lucky to find replacements. HD sells surface mounting tiles but among the many patterns I don't see any thing like the old stuff that you have.

Wait, I did find this. Maybe this will work.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Armstron...231G/205750040
 
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Old 07-11-18, 11:03 AM
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ok, i found these. but if you look on the metal beams, there is a small broken piece connected to some kind of 'stabbing hook' that looks like the tile pushes into. am i seeing that right?

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Armstrong-C...Tiles/50301811
 

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